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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Address: #1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 18007747394
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Home to sea creatures from the Caribbean, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico and...

Home to sea creatures from the Caribbean, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.

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Lots of fun but definitely not cheap!

What a fun family thing to do! The exhibits were amazing and so much fun! It was a little crazy and crowded and we went on a weekday. I can't imagine how it is on a weekend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Shreveport, United States
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best aquariums I've ever visited! Loved, loved, loved seeing the stingrays swimming overhead. Really enjoyed the shark tank. I got the opportunity to actually touch a stingray in the water (AWESOME)! Many interesting photo ops. Totally enjoyed the owl (was afraid he'd take off flying...lol). Great, great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fun family thing to do! The exhibits were amazing and so much fun! It was a little crazy and crowded and we went on a weekday. I can't imagine how it is on a weekend. The variety of fish and animals was really cool! The best part was the penguins and the otters. So sweet watching them play.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As aquariums go this one was quite small and didn't have very many exhibits. Good for young children that will lose attention early on in a larger aquarium. Good for a rainy day.

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Thank Brian D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I take my parents and aunt to trip to New Orleans and we went to Aquarium of the Americas and tha so beautiful and very pleasant and relaxing place my family really enjoyed that place

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Thank ARCQ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not what we expected, especially for the money. We searches extensively while planning our trip to NOLA and after seeing the Website for the Aquarium thought it would be awesome... Not so much. It cost us right at $100 for tickets and then $25 to park. Definitely not a "value" for a family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Place is good if you have small children (3-4 y/o) otherwise it'll be boring for them. the underground aquarium was cool though.Other than that, It'll be okay to skip this during your visit. Price is about $30 for maybe a 30 minutes walk around..Maybe save your cash and do river cruise instead.

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Antioch, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the pictures of the tunnel inside the aquarium that I saw before visiting the aquarium, I assumed it was set up like the Ripley's aquarium in Gatlinburg. Well you know what they say abut assuming-lol, needless to say it was a quick walk thru and wasn't what we expected. the food court was not impressive at all.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Audubon Aquarium is amazing. It is something that people of all ages can enjoy. It is large, so you can spend quite a few hours there. If visiting New Orleans, I would highly recommend it.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very Nice--family atmosphere, clean, able to see all the exhibits, educational and helpful staff. This was for all ages and for those in a wheelchairs.

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Shelby, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were numerous interactive things for the kids. The setting was beautiful as it is by the Mississippi River. I would recommend it if you are going with children of any age. Not as nice as Ripley's however.

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