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Address: 353 Harbor Drive, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218 740 3474
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The only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits, this...

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.

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Feeding time was highlight -- very nice aquarium!

Our family really enjoyed the aquarium especially seeing the fish being fed! Feeding time in the large tank was well worth the wait and then we also got to help feed the salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
familytrip452016
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Topeka, Kansas
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Growing up in the midwest I had *no* idea about all the unique aquatic life swimming in the lakes and the rivers. Definitely gives you a new perspective on things. A great learning lesson, for sure! Check it out.

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Thank TravelGavin
Topeka, Kansas
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family really enjoyed the aquarium especially seeing the fish being fed! Feeding time in the large tank was well worth the wait and then we also got to help feed the salmon & trout. The children loved the water play area where they experimented with water flow & lockes.

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Thank familytrip452016
Minnesota
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were recently visiting the north shore, and on a rainy day decided to drive back to Duluth to see the aquarium. It was great to learn about the Great Lakes, very good stop, glad we could do it.

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Thank GregoryA
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Other members of our family wanted to go here and I am glad they did! The exhibits are interesting. We were there during river otter feeding time which was a highlight.

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Thank Sara O
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to spend an afternoon. Family of 4 cost $60.00 lots to see and the otter feeding is pretty neat!! Across the parking lot is a nice park for the kids.

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Thank Jason L
Manchester, Connecticut
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237 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed the aquarium. It is fairly expensive for a family but still fun. Had a new touch me tank which was fun to reach in and pet the fish. Crazy as it sounds, the fish had personalities. That was a great experience.

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Thank LuvHaribo
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an OK visit but the aquarium is small and I'm not sure it was worth the price. There were a few unique creatures such as albino frogs and fish and such, but the rest was fairly average.

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1 Thank shorty1403
Grand Portage, Minnesota
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delightfully surprised by the exhibits and the variety of diplays amd interactive Exhibits. The model of the great lakes and the locks on the lakes was so interesting. The otters were so fun to watch.

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Thank Brandy F
Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the admission price, I was a little disappointed in what they had on display. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the two otters playing with each other. They were very entertaining.

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Thank LUVTRVLNE
Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is overpriced for what it provides. Granted they have a lot of information about freshwater fish, the actual exhibits are very limited and subsequently does not take much time to get through. Views from the second floor are great though.

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