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Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
Phone Number: (541) 265-2206
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We buy season passes to 3 exhibits every December, cheap

I believe this is closing down soon but the Wax Works museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not are still open. Both can be a bit scary for young children but there is also lots of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TellUlikeiseeit
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Newport, Oregon
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Newport, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this is closing down soon but the Wax Works museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not are still open. Both can be a bit scary for young children but there is also lots of not scary stuff for them too. A little high priced if you ask me but if you purchase a yearly pass in December of... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought we'd give it a try and now we can cross it off our list. Going down below to look at the "undersea garden" was a bit of a let-down because of how dirty and dark it was. Then came the "undersea theatre" which was primarily a diver picking up things like the sea star and crab and bringing them... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to give it a try since we were here. After the Marine Discovery tour and the excellent commentary, this was very different. The underwater view was good but probably not worth the money. The young girl commenting was either very nervous or just started this job. We did see lots of crabs and up close view of the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brochures, Billboards, and Magazines advertise the Undersea Gardens, showing a large octopus interacting with a diver. We saw murky water, a lot of crabs, and some fish. We stayed for the dive show and left wondering why we hung around for an extra 20 minutes. They really need to invest some money into this aging attraction and give people a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see a bunch of crabs this is the place for you. They had a couple big fish and the rest were crabs. We did the 3 exhibits and it was about 100.00 for four of us and they were all old, stinky and really run down. We went to the Wax Museum and Ripley's and it... More 

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Tygh Valley, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

35 years ago this was a good exhibit, but it is certainly showing it's age. Save your money and go to The Oregon Coast Aquarium.

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Thank Ronald M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only went because it was part of a deal with Ripleys and Wax Works. Total waste of time. If you want an undersea experience go to the aquarium.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got tickets for this at a discounted rate, otherwise I would have been very disappointed. I have 10 year twins and they weren't too impressed which is saying a lot. The displays were looking very tired. I was expecting some "wows" during the show, but it never came. It was mildly interesting at best and was surprisingly short. Iout... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My 12 year old son was extremely bored. I wouldn't recommend this attraction for children over 8 especially if they have been to the aquarium or other more advanced science museums. For younger children between the ages of 3 to 8 or so it is a nice experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a complete waste if time and $20. Basically you're paying to go into a gift store. The dank and dark interior of the display is unkept and small. Your get more entertainment from fish tanks in display in some of the local shops. Just skip it.

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