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“Enjoyed seeing Winter up close!”

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium General Admission
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$78.98*
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium Day Trip from Orlando
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$77.98*
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Winter the Dolphin Tour at Clearwater Beach from Orlando
Ranked #7 of 86 things to do in Clearwater
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Owner description: As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Clearly the movie "A Dolphan's Tale" has had a wonderful affect on this Aquarium. We were told that 4,000 people were there the day before we went. The dolphins were darling, and we could have spent hours just watching Winter, and we did. We watched Winter get her tail put on, swim with it and without it, above and below the water. We took the behind the scene tour,and was not worth it. Mostly seeing a faux turtle that swallowed a hook and what they did to save it. The gift shop was great as well.

The bad news, the toilets are in a trailor that flush like a camper/plane. Tip - there is a handicapped bathroom near the gift shop. Also with a changing table. Don't forget to notice the grey houseboat (when waiting for the trolley), outside of the facility, where the Grandpa lived (Kris Kristofferson).

A lot of the main building was run down, rusting, and poorly taken care of. They are building a new addition. Hopefully, everything will be updated.

We rode the trolly to the movie location. The hurricane room was real interesting. Many of the movie sets were there, so that was cool.

Worth going to, absolutely, especially when you have seen the movie.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Originally a marine rescue hospital but currently renovating to be more tourist friendly. There were two sections, one near the beach and one in town. There was a free shuttle or you could drive to each facility. A mixture of education and fun. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

My son loves the movie A Dolphin Tale and the Story of Winter. It was his birthday and we participated in the Dolphin Encounter and I have never seen a more grateful boy. It was a wonderful day for all of us. We also did the Discovery Boat Tour to the island and that was wonderful.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Our family had a great time at the aquarium. The kids were very excited to see Winter in person. It is older place but they are in the process of adding on new areas. Which was possible by all the visitors. What they are trying to accomplish with the injured marine animals....I didn't mind spending my money there. I would recommend the sea life cruise. Kids had a great time on the boat ride to the island to look for shells and also being able to see what was caught close up is something they will always remember. We also saw a short dolphin show with one of the other dolphins from the movie. You can also go over to the museum to see all the props from the movie. Great place to spend the day and educational!

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

two for one using the iphone for discount included a boat ride, wear comfortable shoes a bit of walking

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