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“Awesome Aquarium”
Review of Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium
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Georgia Aquarium General Admission
Ranked #1 of 289 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Georgia Aquarium is the world's most magical aquarium. Situated near Centennial Olympic Park and World of Coca-Cola in downtown Atlanta,Georgia, Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, African penguins and thousands of species of exotic fish and other animals. The spectacular AT&T Dolphin Tales show combines incredible natural animal behaviors with dynamic theatrics, a Broadway-inspired musical score and a compelling story, which together underscore the connection between humans and the animal world. The animated "Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow," for all ages, tells an entertaining but important story about conserving and protecting animals and their natural environment. Cafe Aquaria offers delicious sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta and delectable desserts. Two gift shops give visitors the chance to take home a treasured collectible. Special animal encounter programs offer the chance to go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with dolphins, sea otters and penguins. Guests can even swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays in the world's largest aquarium habitat (at 6.3 Million gallons), Ocean Voyager built by the Home Depot. And an onsite parking deck immediately adjacent to the aquarium means quick, easy-to-find and affordable parking.
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Aquarium”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

This is by far one of the best aquariums I have ever visited. Be sure to buy tickets in advance and for the first arrival time of the day in order to have the best experience. (ours was 9 a.m.) This attraction gets busy very quickly. We visited on a Friday and it was still busy with school tours. Get to the great dolphin show early in order to get good seats, this show should not be missed. Skip the expensive food there and go for Johnny Rockets across the street for great burgers, fries and onion rings when your tour is over. Don't miss the Georgia Aquarium.

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Dolphins are amazing”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

This aquarium is really big and on multiple levels. It has a lot to offer. At a lot of the bigger observation stations there are attendants that can answer questions and have a lot of good information about the exhibits you are seeing. The special exhibit during our visit was the Frogs. It had a good assortment of different frogs and toads and was very educational. The African penguins are too cute. The otters were very active and playing with each other all morning. The beluga whale exhibit was nice to see and they were active. We were sad to hear of the passing of the baby beluga that was born just before our visit. We were there for the smaller fish feeding and that was fun to see. The tunnel with the conveyor belt was a nice thing. You get to see many animals all around you and above you. There is an explorer section, where you get to touch different sea creatures, that was fun. The Dolphin Tale show is one of the best parts of this attraction, make sure you get to see this during your visit. Although the theater is very large, it does fill up fast. So make sure to stop and get tickets as you enter the aquarium, otherwise, you may not get a seat. They start seating 30 mins. before the show, so the sooner you get there the better seat you get. As with all water shows, the closer you sit to the front, the more chance you will get wet. The cafe that is on site has a good variety of food selections, including a salad bar, which I had. It was fresh and they had a number of dressings to choose from. The prices are competitive for tourist attractions. The gift shop has a lot of nice items and the prices are reasonable. A must see in Atlanta.

Visited June 2012
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Will not go back”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Sounds like it was just okay. Could you say more? we have been to many aquariums in our travels and this one was laid out with too many different areas that didn't flow well for someone with disabilities.

Visited October 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2012

This may very well be the world's largest aquarium but what does that matter when you can't even enjoy half the exhibits...the amount of people they try to cram into this place at once is ridiculous. You couldn't even sit down in the rooms that showcase their big marine mammals because there wasn't any room left on the floor! This aquarium left me with a very bitter taste in my mouth. I suggest you up your admission prices and limit the amount of people that come in to this place.

Visited July 2011
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“Best aquarium we have ever been too!”
Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to the aquarium! We are both avid divers and was impressed by it. It is very well organized and easy to get around. The viewing areas into the tanks were large so easy to see. Favorite part was just sitting and watching the manta rays play and the different kind of sharks swim by

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