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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

#1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
800-774-7394
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Ranked #34 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Home to sea creatures from the Caribbean, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Beebe, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Crowded, not as many displays as I thought there would be. The birds were neat. The one in Chicago had a lot more to see so I'm hoping they are still in the rebuilding stage. Nice gift shop

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a somewhat small aquarium but has some hands on exhibits such as the stingray tank where you can feel a stingray...kids get a kick out of this. This wont be an all day event like some of the bigger aquariums around the country. I took the family down there back in 2009.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed the all the underwater fish and sea life we just never see everywhere. They have friendly staff to answer questions or help you on your walk through the aquarium. Definitely worth visiting if you have time.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were kind of disappointed in the size of the aquarium overall and quality of the exhibits. It only took us an hour to go through, and that was on a fairly busy day. After visiting the ones in Chattanooga and Atlanta, this one was a nice attraction to get out of the heat, but won't spend money to go... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Loved it...A must see. Plus it offers a ferry that takes you to the Audubon Zoo.

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Canandaigua, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Many varieties of sea life to view close up. Different types of environments shown. Informational videos and displays to introduce one to a totally different world with a unique set of creatures.

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Huntsville, AL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Save your money on this aquarium and go to Chattanooga or even Atlanta. The New Orleans aquarium is a Yugo and Chattanooga's is a Rolls-Royce. I realize that going on a July Saturday was not the optimal time, but it was absurdly overcrowded. If the aquarium could have charged an extra $1 for every stroller in the place, it could... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Audubon Aquarium is one of the best Aquariums that I have ever been to. The aquarium is quite large with plenty of things to do. The Aquarium offers activities such as feeding and petting stingrays, a whole section dedicated to the experience of fishing in Louisiana, and multi exhibits with species from all over the world. Would definitely go... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's an aquarium, but feels like a rock concert. Nice exhibits, but nothing special and not a good value for the price. The line for Tickets is a hassle and poorly designed. Note that you can go to the IMAX Lobby, which is air conditioned, and buy tickets there in much more comfort most of the time. If you've been... More

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband used to work at the Aquarium and is a big fish enthusiast so we had to make sure we visited during our last visit. Before I forget to mention it, I suggest you buy the value pack which allows you to visit the Aquarium, Insectorium, IMax, and the zoo within a 30 day period for a very discounted... More

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