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“Good for a couple hours”

Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin
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Forked River, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
“Good for a couple hours”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Its a good aquarium but its small so don't plan your whole day around it. Do a dolphin cruise while you're in the basin. It's worth it.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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“cute, but don't need to stay long.”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

this simple aquarium is affordable and cute. the kids will enjoy. it's very small though, so don't plan to spend more than about 2 hours max there.

Visited January 2011
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Williamstown, NJ
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“Perfectly sized for little ones”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

The aquarium is the perfect size to keep little one's attention. While it is three floors they are small and allow for little ones to walk or run it without being carried. There are stations to make etchings and a walkway outside to view the surrounding ocean. The creatures are varied from fish to lizards to birds. There is a room to play in the same and dig for shells. The price won't break the budget. Outside is a nice garden and the dock. It is clean and well kept.

Visited November 2011
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Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good for small kids”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is a small aquarium tat is fine for small children. But if you have older kids that are used to big city aquariums, or are by yourselves, you might want to give it a miss.

Visited October 2011
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West Virginia
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 27, 2011

After visiting the Cape May Zoo I expected this aquarium to be equally impressive. Based on the fees to enter this exhibit, I was surprised we didn't get "more for our money." The building needs an update as well as the exhibits. Staff was extremely pleasant, however, and gave us free popcorn. They visited with our children and made them smile.

Visited September 2011
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