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“Pet sturgeons!”

Great Lakes Aquarium
Ranked #18 of 94 things to do in Duluth
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Owner description: The only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits, this three-story waterfront structure is ready for public viewing after a year and a half and almost $34 million. Plenty of interactive exhibits and re-created habitats are fun and educational for children.
Duluth, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pet sturgeons!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I love visiting aquariums and zoos... This one's particularly fun because you can pet sturgeon. They have traveling shows that are well advertised by banners on the side of the building. And it's a great place to see all those fish you didn't catch on your fishing trip up north... And in HUGE sizes!

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Centuria, Wisconsin, United States
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“More fun at Cabella's”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Do not waste your money. If you want to see fresh water fish a.k.a brown fish, sort of ugly. Just find your nearest Cabella's sporting good store. At least they have real mounted animals and several areas with aquariums and there is no cost to get inside.

This place has a plastic moose and several aquariums that are not nearly as impressive at the sporting goods store. It costs too much to get in for what little they have to offer. Take a picture of the building and keep driving.

Visited June 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good activity for kids during winter, a little pricey but a loto to see.”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a great place for preschool and elementary aged kids to go during the winter, especially, although we've been here several times in different seasons. The admission is a bit pricey, but there are some good exhibits with some hands on activities for the kids. They enjoyed the presentations on the macaw and the otters.

Visited March 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A great Aquarium”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I love all aquariums, and this one is among the best I've seen! It's a multi-storied venue that features all sorts of aquatic life in the great lakes, particularly Lake Superior. I got to pet a sturgeon! How cool is that?

Visited September 2012
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White Bear Lake, MN
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Much more than we anticipated”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We visited the aquarium with our two children, ages 3 and 6. We didn't realize how many animals from around the world they have there. The kids could have stayed for hours. The seahorses were our favorites. A very enjoyable time.

Visited March 2013
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