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Address: 353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
Phone Number: 218 740 3474
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Paid $5 for parking, $17/ person for a ticket to see very minimal amount of aquatic animals. The aquarium is more like a museum for Duluth rather than an aquarium. One time to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very overpriced and the looks on the outside do not match up with the inside content. We have been to much more involved and more to see. It seemed like it was being repaired inside. Spent less than 1 hr inside, saw everything and scratched our heads at the $67 price for 4 people.

Thank 98cynR
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid $5 for parking, $17/ person for a ticket to see very minimal amount of aquatic animals. The aquarium is more like a museum for Duluth rather than an aquarium. One time to visit is plenty. Will not be coming back.

Thank Seri2016
Lafayette, Minnesota
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My kids enjoyed the aquarium. We really liked watching the divers feed the Great Lakes fish at 11:00 in the big tank. The workers were all very helpful and informative. The price is a little expensive for the size of this attraction ($18 adults, $14 youth, $12 younger kids). But I would still recommend it for kids when visiting Duluth.

Thank Rachel123000
Spencer, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good interactive actiities for small children. Such a fun place to pet sturgeons and watch otters...very informative and well organized.

Thank Joanne S
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved most of the exhibits, and my kids were super into it! The animals were great, and it was very educational. I have a six-year-old daughter who LOVED it. Maybe a bit too long?

Thank TripMom222
Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there a few times with my nephew. It was pretty expensive considering the experience we received. At least 3 of the exhibits were closed each time, and I think we could've had fun doing something else instead. Having said that, what you do get to see is pretty good.

Thank bunderthun
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my biggest let down of the trip. Maybe we were there at a bad time but was not worth it for the price.

Thank Steven P
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are outdoors / nature folks so this is the place for us! Educational. Don't expect the coral reef tanks at MN Zoo or MOA. There are a few gorgeous ocean tanks but that is a side show. It's more focused on lakes & rivers but does have a bit of everything.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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170 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank jes22
Curtice, Ohio
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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