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Oregon Undersea Gardens

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Skip it and go watch the sea lions

Like the other 2 tourist trap places that are joint ventured with this place, they are all outdated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MissPeony
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Calgary, Canada
My granddaughter liked it....but

She enjoyed the diver showing off the crab and sturgeon....but, this place is very dated and... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Dave A
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Scappoose, Oregon
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2 weeks ago
“Skip it and go watch the sea lions”
Aug 15, 2018
“My granddaughter liked it....but”
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250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the other 2 tourist trap places that are joint ventured with this place, they are all outdated and extremely poor and smelly! The show was a joke although the guy had a sense of humour! Just old smelly and to be avoided!

Thank MissPeony
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

She enjoyed the diver showing off the crab and sturgeon....but, this place is very dated and extremely musty and moldy down below...we couldn't wait to get out of there The actual aquarium was so so...go to the Newport Aquarium or Hatfield marine center instead.

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Only went to the shop and not to the aquarium (more or less) that they have. They also have divers too, so I can not speak about that. Has many items for sale, definately for the tourist market. If you are looking for that, this...More

Thank packerbeer
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Been coming here for years. A few years ago it was so dirty you couldn't hardly see through the glass. The musty/mold smell was overpowering. We were going to skip it this time. But it's cheaper to see 3 attractions than two. So we went...More

3  Thank lscordis
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Traveling with family from out of town. Wish we would have just kept on driving. I am so disappointed that they would keep selling tickets to see the diver, when there was absolutely NO room to see him by the time we got down there....More

1  Thank Margaret M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a wonderful family experience, seeing ocean life up close, and if you arrive at the right time you will get to see a diver showing an octopus and other animals through a window. The only bad part is, you have to go down...More

1  Thank Anna V
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This is all part of the same outfit you purchase one ticket for an adult is about 25 bucks , you get to go to wax works, ripleys believe it or not, and undersea gardens . Try to time it for a dive tour ,...More

2  Thank 1Gemini_Chef
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I would have loved to seen this attraction. I didn't like that you had to buy a ticket that made you see Ripley's and Wax Museum in order to see this attraction. The gift shop was nice and offer alot of things.

Thank t0me0w4
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I only went because it was part of the package deal with Ripleys and the Wax museum. Waste of time. Just sad. The little portholes you look through are all green and slimy so you can’t see much. It’s cramped and smelly.

2  Thank Henry B
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Can be visited as part of a package deal with the Wax Works and The Ripley's Believe It or Not. It hasn't changed a bit in the 40 years since my parents first took me there. Small, dark, and needs better lighting, serious modernizing and...More

Thank Kitty B
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Chloe D
January 17, 2018|
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Response from greenspratley | Reviewed this property |
The Wax Works, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and the Undersea Gardens.
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Bob S
December 29, 2017|
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Response from greenspratley | Reviewed this property |
You can buy your 3-way pass at any of the three sites. I don’t remember the cost, but you should be able to find it online.
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mebstp
December 28, 2016|
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Response from JVKoe | Reviewed this property |
It was open when I was a kid in the early 80's.
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