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Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker St, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Downtown)
+1 404-581-4000
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Ranked #9 of 193 Attractions in Atlanta
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Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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,... more » 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. « less
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Montco Cty, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Dolphin Tales show was a great production with highly trained dolphins and marine personnel. The exhibit show the Whale Sharks and Beluga Whales was absolutely breathtaking. The pools are about 30 feet deep and full of different animal species. There were also otters and penguins of course.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was by far the best aquarium I have ever been to. I remember as a child hearing about the GA and knowing that they have rare animals here. It is absolutely beautiful. They have whales!! The staff is very knowledgable and helpful if you have questions about anything as well. We didn't see the 3D shows but others we... More

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Zion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I love the Georgia Aquarium. It is expensive, but well worth the money. There are a lot of exhibits, and everything is spread out. We didn't feel like we were stepping on people as we were walking through. We all were able to walk up to the tanks and look at everything without having to push or shove our way... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the Georgia Aquarium. The setup of tanks and varieties of marine life were beyond expectations. The staff and many volunteers provided interesting facts about some of the more unusual species. The layout is such that nobody feels too crowded (although there were many, many people there) Don't miss the Dolphin Adventure show - get there early as the... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The exhibits were spectacular. The whales, dolphins, penguins, etc.. will take your breath away. The Dolphin Tales show is a bit corny, but take away the silliness of the show and you are left with extremely talented dolphins and their trainers. The younger kids seemed to enjoy the show. The 3D show is not actually 3D. There were no glasses... More

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We just had our first visit to this facility and it was great. We waited for summer vacations to be over to avoid the crowds. There were a lot of school groups of all ages, but everyone was well behaved... probably because they were all so excited by what they were experiencing. The facility is top notch, similar to the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went for the second time recently. I think that will be it for me- it was so swamped and there were lots of children running all around fairly unsupervised which did not make for nearly as pleasant a visit as before. Recommend but be prepared.

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New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We did the beluga interaction and, since we were only joined by one other patron, the trainer spent a lot of time with us and a lot of pictures were taken by the photographer. Nothing compares to being in the water with beluga whales....and yes, it was cold, but you forgot that once the whales came over.

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edmond OK
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just visited Oct 16, yes, it is pricey, please consider purchasing your tickets on-line, they are discounted for "early birds", meaning you arrive at opening time, 9am. You get a good discount for this & a discount for purchasing online! Cannot stress enough the importance of arriving early! It will be a much more enjoyable experience. This aquarium is world... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Most aquariums are geared toward kids but this one is very geared toward the six to tween market. The dolphin show was fun, but hokey. Really liked the beluga whales and otters. Enjoyed the visit but probably won't go again.

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