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Great Lakes Aquarium

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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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Always a fun time

Always updating their exhibits. Plenty of things to experience. Kids love going there and playing... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Shawn A
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Duluth, United States
Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth-A great family day

The aquarium was clean and staff extremely friendly. Great place to visit. You and your children... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tonymark2018
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Cleveland, Ohio
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The only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits, this three-story waterfront structure is ready for public viewing after a year and a half and almost $34 million. Plenty of interactive exhibits and re-created habitats are fun and educational for children.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“touch tank” (12 reviews)
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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
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+1 218-740-3474
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"great lakes"
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"fresh water fish"
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"touch tank"
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"big tank"
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"local fish"
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"fish feeding"
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"wave machine"
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"aquatic life"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 17 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
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"hands on activities"
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"trout"
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"all ages"
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"couple of hours"
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"kids and adults"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Always updating their exhibits. Plenty of things to experience. Kids love going there and playing with the hands on exhibits.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The aquarium was clean and staff extremely friendly. Great place to visit. You and your children can learn about aquatic animals and the history of the Great Lake Superior. The exhibits are interactive. We selected the Aquarium over the old mansion as it was more...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wandered into this place almost on accident, was in town visiting friends and the weather got ugly so we went to the aquarium. WOW were we impressed. I guess they just opened up these new touch tanks but me and my GF got to experience...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been several times now. The new petting pools are a great addition. The exhibits are very informative and fun. The animals are well cared for. Go for the fish, stay for the otters. We got a membership which includes free parking right by the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

took my grandson&his friend. they had a very fun day, they enjoyed everything.especially touching the fish and watching the octapus& then having dipping dots&going outside to play at the playground. very good day

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of ten seniors visited on July First. We spent nearly the whole morning viewing the interesting and educational exhibits. They have several hands-on things to touch and feel. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Elevators are available. We all recommend this Aquarium.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandson, who is hyper-focused on fish (has 3 aquaria at home) just loved this place. In addition to great fish exhibits, there's info on how climate change is affecting lakes & inland seas, an interesting evolution exhibit, and plenty of hands-on activities: touch tanks,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody from my 30 year old sister to my 8 year old daughter loved this place. There are hands on activities, interaction with the animals and divers. This was a great experience for the entire family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is such a fun place to take our grandchildren. They are so excited to see the fish, turtles, birds and of course, climb the tree house and send their boats down the lakes. There are tables in the lobby where we can have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great place to bring young children for there are so many hands on displays as well as educational aspect for many aspects that relate to water of Lake Superior and other lakes and salt water places. We stop at he aquarium each time...More

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Christine G
July 1, 2018|
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Response from themaser | Property representative |
Regular adult admission is $17.99. Senior 62+: $14.99. Children 3-12: $11.99. Teens 13-17: $$13.99 and children ages 0-2 are free. All tickets are $1 off when pre-purchased online at our website.
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