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Oregon Undersea Gardens

250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365-4535
(541) 265-2206
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Ranked #19 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Type: Aquariums
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Billings, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I'm sure when this was built it was probably pretty neat but it is just a tired, boring attraction now. The whole top floor is a souvenir shop and the lower section takes about 5 minutes to look at the few fish in the tanks. Save your money and check out the sea lions off the dock just to the... More

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Boise, Idaho
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a rather small aquarium attraction but pretty cool cause you feel like you are in an aquarium, fish on all four sides of you. Do try to check out the show where a diver goes in and then shows you different fish, etc. while someone else tells you all about it! Fun for any age I would say.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is good for a one time visit. Wonderful for small children! My girls enjoyed it, but were a little too old to find it enthralling. Did enjoy the live presentation and the slap stick comedy. Not a place I'd go back to though.

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Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Kids loved it. We all learned some new things about the local fish. The diver did a great job entertaining us through the show.

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very disappointing and the penny machine took our money. Not worth it at all. Smelly, dark, took like five minutes to walk around, the tide pool was literally a tiny waterfall about a foot wide with nothing but anemones to touch and an empty hand sanitizer bottle.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Undersea gardens, more like poop under the water. This place was $11 and it only took 2 min to walk around, it stunk, it was dark, and it was just an all around waste of time. Spend the extra money and go to the Oregon coast aquarium 100 times better and just across the bridge.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you buy the 3 attraction pass for Ripley's and the wax works then I would go see it, but really it's like looking at a fish tank at home, not much to be seen. Very dated and only takes about 5 mins before your done...

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Salem, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you're going to spend the money to go somewhere to look at fish, just spend the money and go to the Aquarium. The undersea gardens is just a dark, damp dirty room, and yes you can see fish but the experience just isn't worth it. Just walk the bayfront, look at the seals from the docks and then go... More

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This attraction offers live shows with a scuba diver showing you many types of local marine life. The narration is informative, and it's interesting to see the rather lethargic fish come to life when the diver enters the tank.

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Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best time we had in Newport! The kids loved the eel and Octopus! You can visit several times a day and watch the show . It is educational and really fun to watch the diver pet the fish just hanging around her.

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