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Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
Phone Number: +1 541-265-2206
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Marketed with Wax Works and Ripley's

Just an underwater view of the bay bottom with the fish and crabs running around. It's a very good look under the local waters that you'd otherwise need to be a certified diver... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
Derry K
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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember going here as a kid and decided to take my kids as a getaway day to the coast. My boys are 14 & 8. You sit on bleacher style benches and watch the show (diver on the outside of the glass and a speaker standing next to the bleachers). The diver held up a crab, then played with... More 

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Upper Left Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a straightforward look at the floor of the Newport Bay and its array of crabs, sturgeon and creepy looking wolf eels. The best part is if you time your visit with a show put on by a diver coming down to show off the starfish, anemones and feed some of the local fish. After entering through its gift... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time I was there. It was about 15 years between visits. The staff was great and they have a little under water show with a diver which is great to watch. Learned a little and it was great to see the kids faces light up! If you are in Newport, its worth it to stop.

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Thank Jon S
Missoula, Montana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Just an underwater view of the bay bottom with the fish and crabs running around. It's a very good look under the local waters that you'd otherwise need to be a certified diver to see. They have a diver who lectures on the local fish from under the water and is viewed through the windows.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

My kids were thrilled to see the life under their sea! It's dirty and dark water, but the habitat is real for the sea life. The diver did a good job and we stayed out of the rain!

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Thank Melissa J
Monroe, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I'm glad they included it in the price with the other two places because we spent the least amount of time visiting it. We didn't see the presentation but overheard the other guest saying how informative it was. I'm glad the girl working there did say it was Oregon coast sea creatures so my expectations weren't that of seeing some... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We bought the combo for Underwater Gardens, Ripleys, and the wax museum. Their was no show, water was so murky, it was dirty and no outstanding fish. So disappointing and a waste.

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Thank Joelene T
Polson, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

A bit much for what you get. Not much to say. More of a giftshop rather than somewhere to look at sea life, for that I'd suggest going to the aquarium.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The variety of creatures you see is disappointing, mostly crab, fish and eels, but I guess appropriate for the Pacific coast. The viewing area below smells mildewy. Wouldn't go again but it is worth it if you buy the combo ticket, which includes 3 attractions; Ripley's, wax works, and undersea garden,for $24 or $26 something like that, instead of paying... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The cool thing about this place is that it isn't an aquarium. It's actually the bottom of the bay where the Gardens sits. It was fun to see the sea life in it's natural habitat. The upstairs/gift shop is dated and a little musty, but the kids liked the diving show and it was worth one visit.

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