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“Great”

Maine State Aquarium
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Owner description: A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank.
Portage, Michigan
2 reviews
“Great”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Best touch tank! We've been going to this aquarium for years. Have been to others around the country; this touch tank is truly the best we've experienced. And it has been good for 15 plus years.

Visited July 2013
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Small but well stocked”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a very small indoor aquarium bu they had a great selection of north eastern sea life including a large wolf fish, a HUGE lobster, lots of assorted pelagic and benthic sea life, and an exhibit that contains a blue lobster, and orange lobster and a half orange/half brown lobster. Very interesting. There are also a couple of touch tanks including a dogfish/ray tank and a tidepool tank. My 10 yr old daughter loved it.

Visited July 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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273 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great little aquarium”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The aquarium was fun, especially for kids. My favorite thing was the cluster of picnic tables by the bay. There is an excellent view of the harbor. We spent a nice hour watching the sailboats.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Jill3399
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St. Peters, MIssouri
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wasted trip”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

When we read the advertisements about this place, we thought we were in for an interesting and educational experience with marine life in Maine. When we go there, we were underwhelmed, to say the least. If people in Maine consider this an aquarium, they must not have much to go by. The place is a single room with half a dozen or more fish tanks. While the staff was very knowledgeable and eager to share their insights, there was little to see.

This was all the more disappointing considering how hard it is to find the place. The people in Maine clearly don't believe in street signs or directional signs, and you only find your way there by guessing which roads to go down. Don't waste your time getting lost. You won't have missed anything.

Visited July 2013
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Chittenango, New York
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small, but interesting”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

The aquarium is TINY, but they have very enthusiastic staff and the interactive touch tanks were great fun!

Visited July 2013
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