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“Cute little aquarium” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin
800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-348-2880
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Ranked #20 of 40 attractions in Atlantic City
Type: Aquariums
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Staten Island, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Cute little aquarium”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

Nice little aquairum. Great place to take little ones.

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Ft. Wayne
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“relaxing good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

the aquarium is small 3 stories had some interesting mamals and you couls pet a stingray with 2 fingers they had a diver go into the larger aquarium and talh to you through a mike underwater. there outdoor grounds has handmade gift shops , boat rides, outdoor seating at tables within the resturant. good food and very resonalble prices. had a nice time great for kids

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NY Metro Area
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“Pretty good for a small aquarium.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

I was pleasently surprised by this aquarium. It kills about 1 - 2 hours and is a great place to bring the kids. I went in the winter on a Saturday and the place was dead.

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Schenectady, NY
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Stretch your day out here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

Pleasantly surprised by this place...yes its small, but our 5 & 12 year olds loved it and spent more time there than I thought they would stand. . Make sure to call ahead to get schedule for feeding time when diver is in tank & when kids can feed & pet the small rays. Nice small gift shop wiht tshirts and other gifts. Staff is very helpful..ask them questionis about creatures in tanks! Tanks are very big and fish are too..LOVE the jellyfish tank! This is in a nice location..take advantage of the picnic area, then scoot over for a dolphin watching cruise (right next door) and then you can have dinner at a pub which is next to that & very modestly priced. There is also a small artisan, crafts-for-sale area to look at, as well as all the boats in the harbor. A old but clean bathroom is right outside. The 3rd story has great view! This is a nice, quiet, family little area. Bring a camera; you can easily make a 1/2 day out of this one area as well as sea wall down the street..

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West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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“Pleasant Suprise In A.C.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

My family and I were there the week of Christmas and were very suprised that a place like this exists in A.C.

It is very small and in two hours tops you will have seen everything. But the everything is very friendly and low-key unlike Baltimore or Camden.

The other reviews have explained everything that's there so I won't recap it all again. But if you are in the area it is worth the little side trip to Gardner's Basin to see it.

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