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Oregon Undersea Gardens

250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365-4535
(541) 265-2206
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Ranked #18 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Type: Aquariums
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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 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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Dorris, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My grandchildren really enjoyed the dive show, the diver and narrator made it a lot of fun for them. There is not a lot of items in the "hands on" portion of the Undersea Gardens but what was there was fun for the kids.

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Santa clara Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You walk on this ship and WOW hello Fish. it to is Dark so hold hands. when we were there they wouldn't let us take pictures but you do feel like you are under the water. so make sure you can do close to others and box in feeling...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Since the weather was poor, we made an impromptu stop here. Wish I had read the comments made by other reviewers. Among other things, both the cashier and brochure represented that there would be scuba diver in the tank with the fish and that there would be a guide narrating and answering questions. Not. We then returned to the cashier... More

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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We paid for all the 3 Ripley's, The wax works, and the Undersea gardens. Paid 75.00 for all 3 not worth it. Maybe just pay for the wax works and that is a maybe.

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