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“Best Experience of our trip!”

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Manteo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 28, 2013

What a great place! Knowledgeable staff and many hands on exhibits. My daughters could have stayed at the sting ray tank all day. The ability to touch and observe these beautiful creatures as they swam was wonderful. There is a beautiful area to picnic in outside and a dock to walk out on with great views. It was relatively inexpensive and a great day for us.

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The price is decent $8 for adults/$6 for kids. There is a place to dig for little treasures so bring a little baggie and a shovel. My kids were not successful with this but we later purchased a bucket of sand that we sifted for treasures and got bone fossils and 20+ shark teeth. The view of the water was beautiful. And there are picnic tables where you can bring in your own food and enjoy.

Thank 1kyan1kiera
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Aquarium is a great, low cost experience for the family. It takes a few hours to view all the exhibits. The have a new and cool shark tank that we could have sat at and watched for hours. This is a good idea for a half day trip.

Thank Tpagirl1975
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Had sharks and that was cool. Otherwise just had fish from the area waters! I will not go back.
Had exhibit for the rescue turtles, but line was too long so cannot say anything in regards to that one.

Thank tracy r
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We took kids aged 11, 9, 7, and 6 and they all had a great time. Not the best or largestx aquarium we've been to, but can't beat the price for 2-2 1/2 hours of fun. Great hands-on, interactive exhibit for kids to diagnose, treat, and recover sea turtles. 2 touch tanks - one with plenty of rays and horseshoe crabs - to keep the kids interested. Go on Moustache Mondays for a bit of extra fun!

Thank RobinJack
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