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Fabulous spot to celebrate any occasion!

The beautiful beachfront location on Lake Michigan is breathtaking. The top floor is a dramatic... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Detroit, Michigan
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Great Place for a Party

My granddaughter had her baby shower at the Aquatorium and I was impressed. There is history about... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Gary, Indiana
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

The beautiful beachfront location on Lake Michigan is breathtaking. The top floor is a dramatic place for a party. The courtyards on the first floor are lovely with gorgeous landscaping. The indoor section has a very nice space with views of the dunes. This is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pblack02
Reviewed November 7, 2018

My granddaughter had her baby shower at the Aquatorium and I was impressed. There is history about Gary on the walls and the views are beautiful. They supplied a itchen area, and it’s fully enclosed. I would love to rent this area for an event.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mzcyberella
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Our daughter got married there and we also had the reception there. The management was good to work with and the restrictions (being in a public park surrounded by residential neighborhoods) were reasonable. There are 3 rentable areas in the Aquatorium and we used them...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobP606
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Was married here a couple of years ago. It already looks great, but with the decorations we put up, and lighting, it looked even better than it already does. It was great for our photos as well. It was a small wedding, but the architecture...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank sliderALT
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We made a sidetrack to visit this gem on the lake front, and we were treated to a beautiful sunset on the beach. The Aquatorium was built in the 1920's from concrete T block, and is an excellent example of innovation with classical styling. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank redneon98
Reviewed April 18, 2017

There have been major renovations over the past few years to the Aquatorium. The grounds, building and beach are all well maintained. There is plenty of safe and secure parking. The views of Lake Michigan are simply awesome. A better restaurant and bike rentals would...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank ShyoneChicago
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a great venue for casual to elegant! On a nice summer evening it is perfect for any event. The view is second to none of the lake!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank bbjones2016
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This building is designed by a world famous archictect and was restored several years ago. Climb to the viewing area for a panoramic view of the Chicago skyline and the scenic lakefront dunes and beach.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank pblack02
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

If you're new to the area, make this a must-see! Great for photos AND the beach barely has any rocks. It's about $5 for parking but worth it!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank boobookatt25
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Romantic, romantic, romantic. Thinking about getting married?? This is the PERFECT LOCATION,,! And very affordable

Date of experience: July 2016
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March 4, 2018|
Response from Mrs-K-albany |
Tried to visit the museum and was informed tours were only done with advance reservations. There are no actual hours of operation. Unclear how much a “tour” is, or if there is a minimum number of people. If you want to go... More