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Morro Bay Aquarium

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Address: 595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2217
Phone Number: 805 772 7647
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Nice little local stop, not a destination by itself.

Worth a quick stop here while you are exploring Morro. Feed the seals. It only takes about 30 minutes to see everything here, but it supports a good cause. Then go eat a cool... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason M
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Dallas, Texas
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Northern Virginia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place should be forced to release their animals. If Baltimore aquarium can release their captive raised dolphins then this place can release its marine animals as well. It is just so sad to hear the cries from these animals. I would never ever go in there. Just hearing the cries when you walk by is so sad. It is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a quick stop here while you are exploring Morro. Feed the seals. It only takes about 30 minutes to see everything here, but it supports a good cause. Then go eat a cool meal along the docks around the aquarium.

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Thank Jason M
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little aquarium is...is...not worth the stop unless you're terribly bored. It used to be better but is now very run down. I feel bad for the seals inside.

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California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an awful place. It was dirty, small, dark, and crammed. My husband had to walk out because he could no stand the smell. Do not go here.

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I did not go into the aquarium, I did hear the unhappy miserable sounds of the seals there in captivity from the boardwalk below. I had to walk away quickly. I'm surprised that this type of facility still exists, in particular when there are wild seals basking freely in the sun right across from this place.

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Thank Susan F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a poor excuse of an aquarium. The fish tanks are filthy, and even though your children will like it, don't support this horrible place.

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Porterville, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was not up to the introduction in the shop. Just 3 sea otters outside in very small pens and the displays of fish inside while clean were not very attractive and hard to see.

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Morro Bay, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible conditions for wildlife. Local residents often comment in newspaper editorials on the deplorable situation. I do hope no one even considers taking children to view the cramped quarters,unclean conditions and miserable animals. With all the wildlife in the surrounding area to view in nature... do not go here!

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3 Thank surfbird1
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is absolutely deplorable. Most of the animals are dead and the tanks that do have living creatures in them are so cloudy and dirty that you can barely see them. The seals are kept in an area about the size of a bathtub. Terrible. Please do not support this horrible place.

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Palm Springs, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I cannot believe in this day and age this kind of animal torture is allowed. I like other guests welled up in tears. Three beautiful sea creatures captured in tiny cages begging for the food you can feed them for 50 cents. I urge people not to visit here. It spoilt my whole trip. SAD SAD SAD

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