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Address: 353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
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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Nice aquarium

Enjoyed the local connection of the area with the waterways and wildlife. The stugeon touch tank was interesting and the guide working there was very knowledgeable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ella z
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Curtice, Ohio
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The aquarium is a must experience when in Duluth. They have a variety of fish on exhibit, from around the world plus a very large tank where you can watch divers feed the fish. There are also river otters, and other educational exhibits about the Great Lakes. It is very interesting, no matter your age.

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Thank jes22
Curtice, Ohio
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the local connection of the area with the waterways and wildlife. The stugeon touch tank was interesting and the guide working there was very knowledgeable.

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Thank ella z
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought 6 and 8 year old granddaughters here. They had a great time but the 8 year old definitely enjoyed it more since she reads well. They loved the river otter exhibit and program, and got to feed the trout. They both said it was 'awesome' and they want to come back.

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Thank Marsha N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When this first opened I thought it would have been a salt water aquarium but to my dismay it is freshwater and geared as an aquarium filled with the same fish you see in Lake Superior. Kind of lame in my book, esp for how much they charge to get in. If you'd like to see freshwater great lake fish... More 

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Thank Dane4033
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here. My family has visited some of the best aquariums in the country, and this one was okay. The Locs exhibit is really neat, and my son really enjoyed the sturgeon touch tank.

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Thank Melanie K
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Aquarium and a great visit and learning tool to bring kids too. Its very impressive and great to see their eyes light up with all the different species of fish.

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Thank miadcc
Centerville, Minnesota
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience will take you all of about a half an hour & will set you back about $60 for 2 adults & two children, there are some interesting facts & things too see. Overall - OK

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the interactive parts like petting the sturgeon. The otters are super cute, but the otter "show" is more of a lecture. Still interesting though. Parking was a little confusing because they were hosting a wedding.

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Thank ejfranklin
Danville, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

It rained one of the days we visited so we headed to the aquarium. The kids (ages 9 and 11) enjoyed it for awhile but got bored rather quickly. There are not a lot of hands-on type activities and a lot of reading. We did see the otters be fed. They were cute. My daughter also got to touch a... More 

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Thank Janis N
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

From children to older adults this aquarium is absolutely awesome! The fish are so huge! We managed to catch the divers cleaning the tanks, and found out they only do that on Tuesdays! Tons of interactive stuff and lots to learn!

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