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Monterey Bay Aquarium
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$49.95*
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Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission
Ranked #1 of 101 things to do in Monterey
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It's home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
Atlanta
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“A fun place to visit.”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice aquarium. Lots of marine life. The aquarium is very well laid out. They have a nice kids area for the little ones to play and a small area for them to play in water. They have nice shows and beautiful views, indoors and outdoor ocean view!!! They could use a better fish pettng area.you could use a good two hours at this attraction. This is my number two aquarium after the Georgia aquarium.

Visited July 2013
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chicago
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“Fun for younger kids”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The jellyfish and the seahorses were wonderful to see but most of the exhibits are aimed at a very young child age audience. The price to get in and the actual museum content don't match!

Visited June 2013
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Visalia, California
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“awesome aquarium”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Neat location on Cannery row in an old factory! The wall of glass aquarium gives a breathtaking view of an underwater world.

Visited July 2013
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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lovely, and Relaxed. Quiet”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

room too small. loved location Breakfast delicious.
Near Aquarium and 17 mi. drive. ENjoyed Fandango's restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Wonderful aquarium with great programs for children, too. Watched a "feeding time" exhibit that was super neat! Saw jelly fish, sharks, seahorses, puffins and all other kinds of sea life. Monterey Bay is clean and the aquarium makes you very aware of what that kind of environment can do for the creatures that live in it.

Visited July 2013
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