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Seaside Aquarium

200 N Prom, Seaside, OR 97138
503 738 6211
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Seaside
Type: Aquariums
Traveler Description: The Seaside Aquarium is great fun and a great way to spend some time while walking the promenade in Seaside.  Start out by feeding the seals, Lewis... more »
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Initially, seeing how big the aquarium building was, my fiancée and I expected it to be what it appeared to be. However, it was a lot smaller than it looked. Right when you walk in you will see the seals on the left, small gift shop on the right, and straight ahead is a small room of aquatic creatures for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Yes the Seals are exciting and fun to watch but then you go into the rest of the aquarium, which is just one room with not a whole lot to look at, pretty boring really. Nothing compared to the Seattle Aquarium, more like something you would see in a fancy pet store. My toddler would get just as much joy... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You'd never guess it from the outside (or even the inside for that matter) but this really is a must - kids or no kids. The seal feeding is the most unique and entertaining thing and a neat little surprise. Mommy and daddy both loved it just as much as the kiddies. If it weren't for the seals this would... More

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North Bend, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

How can you top getting to feed seals that are doing tricks? You can't, but the touch tanks were a close second for my daughter and her cousin. They could have spent hours there. Fun, inexpensive and a must do if you visit Seaside, OR.

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United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I came to visit Seaside Aquarium in July 2014 with family and was appalled at the lack of care given to the animals and their tanks, and even more shocked at the ignorance of those around me who could not recognize that this aquarium is INHUMANE. There are about 6-10 seals kept in a tiny, cement pool filled with green... More

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of the best aquariums! The Seaside Aqarium in Seaside, Oregon is worth going to see! The view is awesome & the entire aquarium was exciting & lots of fun too! I really enjoyed it-very much!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to the Aquarium, they had some really nice exhibits and many varieties of live sea life to view. There are seals that can be fed fish (for sale on premises) and if you don't mind being splashed when they dive back in the water, it's great fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If nothing else, feed the seals at the entrance. You'll stink afterwards but it's just part of the scene at Seaside. Pleasantly surprised by otherwise little known museum

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Westport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The absolute best part of the stay was Lewis! If you have the time go there. The outside looks a little cheesy, don't let that stop you. Feed the seals!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was just driving back to Portland when I saw the signs and I'm glad I stopped by it was small but well laid out fun fun fun is all I can say stop by check it out feed the seals

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