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“Bygone” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Pier Aquarium - CLOSED

The Pier Aquarium
800 Second Ave. NE, Suite 2001, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3503
727 803-9799, ext. 201
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Visit one of the area's most recognized waterfront landmarks. Explore The Pier Aquarium. Discover unique gifts and souvenirs at specialty shops. Delight in four sit-down waterfront restaurants and the food court. Experience outdoor adventure including sailing, fishing, dolphin sightings, bike rentals, a wedding chapel and pelican feeding.
Clearwater, FL
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25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Bygone”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

On its last leg as new Pier has been approved by St. Petersburg City Council. Needs to be torn down as it emulates the 50's and not in a good way

Visited January 2013
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Clearwater FL
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“Small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you are on the pier and you have time to kill, then okay maybe you go. It is definitely a best a once and done visit.

Visited September 2012
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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“Cool Old School St. Pete”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Pier and restaurants are the attraction, the "aquarium" is really small and just a few fish tanks, and not worth the price of admission, honestly it should be free, or maybe a buck or 2. The upside down triangle building is a landmark but I understand it is going to be replaced soon, so try to check out the old school Florida charm that it is before it's too late.

Visited September 2012
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Sheffield, UK
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“Tired old pier is ready for a makeover”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Confession...we didn't actually go into the pier aquarium as we had read it was poor in comparison to the Tampa based aquarium. This was our 2nd visit to St Petersburg pier. No real improvements since the 1st visit. Although personally I love the upside down archetecture of the main building, the whole place seems tired & is ready for a revamp & rebranding. There's nothing really inside to get your attention. I'm not convinced that it needs totally demolishing to make way for the 'lens', but it will be an astonishing landmark if the lens does actually get the go ahead. Most entertaining bit of our visit was watching the local pelicans terrorising the foolish visitors who thought bird feeding was a harmless bit of fun!

Visited December 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“St. Pete Pier aquarium....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Not a destination to spend much time at but a quick visit is at the aquarium is nice. The Pier
is interesting...great views from it and restaurants to enjoy.

Visited January 2013
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