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Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
Phone Number: (541) 265-2206
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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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ronald M
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Tygh Valley, Oregon
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Tygh Valley, Oregon
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Awesome for kids and adults. They teach you about some of the sea animals and have a great gift shop.

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Thank Kayla M
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Looks like it needs some work done but it is definitely a place kids would enjoy, there was an eel in the water that was pretty cool,the gift shop was nice.the diver did a good job making sure everyone could see what she was holding

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Mesa, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Save you money and watch the sea lions barking outside for free. The Wax Works Museum and Ripley's Believe It or Not was great. They are right across the street. Check online for coupons before you go. The rest of Newport is fun.

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Scappoose, Oregon
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wow, not really in great condition at all. Hard to see inside the tank, they no longer have sea creatures in the touch tank (beach toys... really?) and the diver doesn't take out the eels any longer. Really disappointing to see the degradation over the years.

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Portland, Oregon
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18 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Sorry, this is more of an eyesore than an attraction. We had passes to visit this along with 2 other attractions along the bay front. It was a bit like stepping back to 1978, probably the last time it was painted. Damp and dreary once you descend the steps to the undersea garden. Some weary and bleary Oregon coast fish... More 

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