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Georgia Aquarium

Address: 225 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 404-581-4000
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Ranked #8 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish and other animals. The spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show combines incredible natural animal behaviors with dynamic theatrics, a Broadway-inspired musical score and a compelling story, which together underscore the connection between humans and the animal world. The animated "Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow," for all ages, tells an entertaining but important story about conserving and protecting animals and their natural environment. Cafe Aquaria offers delicious sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta and delectable desserts. Two gift shops give visitors the chance to take home a treasured collectible. Special animal encounter programs offer the chance to go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with dolphins, sea otters and penguins. Guests can even swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays in the world's largest aquarium habitat (at 6.3 Million gallons), Ocean Voyager built by the Home Depot. And an onsite parking deck immediately adjacent to the aquarium means quick, easy-to-find and affordable parking.
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Newport News, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I got to the aquarium at 9 am. I would recommend this time because there was only a few people there at that time. I was able to go through the whole museum twice in 1.5 hours. At 10 am, it was noticeably more crowded and harder to see the aquariums. I was impressed with the size of some of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you have never been to an aquarium, then you will probably love the Georgia Aquarium. However, compared to other aquariums, I found it rather small and limited in what it offered, especially when you consider the price. But people seem to love it. It was super crowded.

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Cleveland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Going to the aquarium was an afterthought, and even though it was expensive, it was worth it. The amount of water in that place is extraordinary and the docents were at every attraction and were super friendly and helpful. The only thing that would've made it better would be if the feedings and shows were spaced out. They all seemed... More 

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Weldon, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This aquarium had plenty to see for all ages. I loved the exhibits especially the 4D movie. There were plenty of opportunities to take pictures and see unlimited sea life. The gift shop had a variety of items at pretty decent costs. The tickets were a bit expensive but there were opportunities for discounts. I would go again.

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Townville, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My family really enjoyed this day. Plan on spending at least 2 hours to enjoy all that it offers. I'm proud to say that Georgia has such a nice aquarium.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

whale sharks are great! and dolphin show is exciting this was by far the best aquarium ive been to in united states! price was good and was all day trip!!! there is lots to see and do here I never thought id actually see a whale shark and they have like 4 of them! this aquarium has it all and... More 

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Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed myself at the Georgia Aquarium, it was so much fun and I would advice anybody to visit, you will love the pretty fish and the show they offer at the Aquarium.

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you get claustrophobic or have social anxiety this is not the place for you. There are so many people there and they heard you around hallways for hour like cattle. Oh and the dolphin show is pretty lame as an adult... but probably cool for a kid...

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SDHAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Georgia Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Georgia Aquarium and for taking the time to write your review. We are very fortunate to have been rated one of the top aquariums in the world, and the best aquarium in the U.S. We're glad you made the trip! We're also very sorry that you felt 'herded,' as there is no deliberate intention to do... More 

Atlanta
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was my third visit to to the Georgia Aquarium and most enjoyable. Within the first couple of years of opening, the crowds were horrendous. There are still a lot of people who visit on the weekends, but at least you can move about freely and make your way up to the glass of each exhibit. This was my first... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent the entire day here and enjoyed every minute. It was over run with school field trips and small children in the morning, but quieted down around lunch. My family could not decide what our favorite exhibit was- the whale shark, manta rays, Belugas, penguins, otters, tunnel view... We went back to some exhibits multiple times- saw the whale... More 

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