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“Awesome aquarium”

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome aquarium”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here after we tried to see a few fish in the Jennettes Pier aquarium. The guy at the front desk suggested we drive the extra 15 mins to go here. We were shocked at how large this aquarium was. I would suggest this to anyone with kids. This is a must. They have huge sharks too.

Visited April 2013
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent for small children and adults!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went in April with my parents and our 2 1/2 year old. She loved being able to run from exhibit to exhibit. Her favorite spot was the sea turtle rescue. I literally had to pry her away from "fixing" the sea turtles. The adults were fascinated by the shark tank q&a session with the scuba divers. It was pretty fair amount of bang for your buck, not super huge, but took about 1 1/2 hrs to go through the inside with her.

Visited April 2013
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West Milford, New Jersey
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

What a great place to go. All the displays they had were beautiful.. Perfect place to take the family.

Visited May 2012
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good overall aquarium experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Good Q&A session with divers in the shark tank. Good presentation with loggerhead turtle. Good variety of salt and freshwater species. If you're a hardcore aquarium enthusiast you may be slightly disappointed with the size (don't expect to be enthralled all day). But, if you are relatively new to aquariums and/or have small kids you'll really enjoy this place.

Visited March 2013
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Nags Head, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sharks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Lots of picture opportunities! Liked opportunity to have group picture taken with many different backgrounds!(11 friends & family) cost $3 each to buy a CD for all of us to use to print pictures from. Good deal! Loved sea otters, shark tank, turtles, and touch tanks. Always staff members available to help & answer questions. Great gift shop! Enjoyable pastime on a rainy day!

Visited March 2013
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