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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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Visit to fresh water fish

Good interactive actiities for small children. Such a fun place to pet sturgeons and watch... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2016
Joanne S
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Spencer, Iowa
VERY COOL!!!

I loved most of the exhibits, and my kids were super into it! The animals were great, and it was... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
TripMom222
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Duluth, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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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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Reviewed October 20, 2016

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

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

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?

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

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.

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Reviewed October 2, 2016 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...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2016

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...More

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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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Reviewed September 20, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Marsha N
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

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.

Thank Melanie K
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