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Morro Bay Aquarium

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Address: 595 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2217
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Dated but Cheap to feed the Seals

Been going to this Aquarium for over 20 years. They do not appear to be replenishing the fish as they die off. Nonetheless at $3 entrance and $.50 for fish, kids will not get... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2015
TomJ56
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west covina california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Many people have given some not so good reviews of this place. It is dated but its small and quaint. It's only 3 dollars to get in and you can feed the seals for .50cents for a bag of food. If I ever won the lotto i would donate to this place to upgrade it and it more attractions. I... More 

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2 Thank Ruby L
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

It's not big but it is informative. You will learn about local animals. We had such a good time there. So good for kids,

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1 Thank Sally E
Santa Barbara
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Seeing those poor sea lions and other sea life in those miserable conditions was sickening. We had hoped this place was a rehab place for sick sea life, but instead it is a moneymaking place luring in unsuspecting tourists. From what we could find out, the city is not going to renew their lease at the end of this one.... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

i could stand and watch the antics of these seals for hours...they love to perform for an audience...well worth the money...wear comfy shoes...no seating...lots of standing because you cannot stop watching!

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1 Thank vicki618
New Brunswick, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Never visited but told by locals to boycott this establishment. Apparently it's very small and the animals have little room to move around, very inhumaine.

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4 Thank Saint-Antoine
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Never have I seen such awful conditions in an animal attraction. It looks like nobody's cleaned there in 10 years - literally like walking into an apocolyptic video game, and the seals are kept in cages no bigger than 2 bathtubs in size. Please don't spend money supporting this practice - it's awful and totally ruined my day. Visited Sep... More 

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4 Thank Joe E
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Sad barking of poor, lonely, captive seal. This seal should be removed from this captivity and released or cared for in a more humane contained way if needed for animal's quality life.

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4 Thank juliebooboo
west covina california
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Been going to this Aquarium for over 20 years. They do not appear to be replenishing the fish as they die off. Nonetheless at $3 entrance and $.50 for fish, kids will not get a cheaper chance to feed the seals. There are three seals in fairly small and close quarters. Many complain that the space is too small (... More 

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2 Thank TomJ56
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I personally like going to this little gift shop/aquarium! I have a 2 1/2 year old and he loved feeding the Sea Lions! They are barking and have the cutest little faces especially when you have a tray of fish to feed them! The lady behind the gift shop register is super nice and will be able to answer any... More 

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1 Thank Tom G
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I know they have a sign in the window that said can't release these animals because they were born in captivity. But boy, are they sad. They look either like they have lost the will to live or OCD. It makes you agree with the movement that animals should be on display for human curiosity.

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3 Thank evafrancis

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