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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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Overpriced

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
nmc525
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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120 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of informative information about the Duluth/Lake Superior area and lots of hands on displays for the kids

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Northfield, Minnesota
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69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here the same weekend we went to Thomas' Day Out and the kids had tons of fun here too. So much to look at, and other things you don't normally see at other aquariums. It is worth the trip and $!

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Orange City, Iowa, United States
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was 1 of the 3 sights to see in our Duluth pkg (discount = Mustseeduluth). Our kids enjoyed it. I was anticipating more, but the views are great from this location. The otters, shark, and many other fish were great to see.

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Thank Deb O
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the second floor of canal- are AMAZING! The kids will love this place- so many fun facts and fish to see- you should really check it out! The kids will enjoy and afterwards you can head over the park and let them play! #creatinghappymemories

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family, including my 10 year old son, was entertained. There is more to read than at other aquariums I have visited, and fewer fish and animals. For example, there are only 2 ducks and 1 bird in the aviary. Still worth visiting.

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Milaca
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son Gregory loves fishing, so this was great for him. They had a guided tour, explaining what they do there. Talked about the different fish and could ask questions, he told me. They have classes there as well. He enjoyed the tour and would like he and I to go back and check out the classes.

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Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not all that impressed... local fresh water fish mostly. Sort of boring actually. We saw everything in less than an hour and we were not even rushing.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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166 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third aquarium I've visited in the U.S. (Shedd in Chicago and the Baltimore Aquarium were the others.) This one is located in picturesque Duluth and is great for learning about the fish and wildlife in the area. Overall I've grown up seeing these kids of fish growing up in Wisconsin so I didn't get overly excited while... More 

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Brandon, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

A nice aquarium with lots of different fish to see as well as some scenic views of the harbor. Make sure to watch the divers feeding the giant fish in the Great lakes tank.

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