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Great Lakes Aquarium

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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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Just an average aquarium

We had this aquarium in the list of top 5 attractions we wanted to visit in Duluth. But, it was not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chennai (Madras), India
Excellent aquarium for local fish ...

This is a modern place with the usual assortment of tanks, exhibits, instructional shows by... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had this aquarium in the list of top 5 attractions we wanted to visit in Duluth. But, it was not very impressive. We have visited a lot of better ones along the coastline of California. The shark feeding session was good. And the information...More

Thank GKKrishna
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a modern place with the usual assortment of tanks, exhibits, instructional shows by employees, etc. There are fish from other parts of the world, but the focus on more local fish (local as in upper midwest, great lakes, etc) makes for an interesting...More

Thank bt_mpls_traveler
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We went to the Great Lakes aquarium and I was really impressed. Much bigger inside than expected and it was just loaded with fish and other creatures. Lots of history on the great lakes, fresh water and salt water fish. My grandson loved petting the...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Staff and animals are well presented to make this an intriguing and interesting place to visit. Take the time to read the graphics and you can enhance your experience 100 times over. DO not miss the dive shows and check out their special events. Excellent...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Its a local fresh water aquarium so not as many colorful or large fish but entertaining non the less. Kind of expensive for a family at $15.00 a person for a publicly funded facility plus five bucks to park

Thank viking226
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Great place to take the kids and spend an afternoon - highly recommend it to the whole family and field trips.

Thank Karen Ruth W
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 fun filled hours with 4 adults and 3 youth. The aquarium is very clean and all the rooms are designed well. The large exhibit with petting the fish was most exciting and laughing out loud as the fish pass by and you...More

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had some time to fill so we decided to take in the Aquarium and we are glad we did. It was very interesting. We even learned a few things. The sturgeon area was fascinating. We did not have any children with us but there...More

Thank NormaRae03
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely good for about two hours, with kids of all ages. But it's fairly pricey and could use some expanding. My daughter enjoyed petting the sturgeons the most, but that was the main highlight (she's 3). There's a couple other cool tanks, and a fun...More

Thank Cleanismygame
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Our family loves to visit this freshwater aquarium. From the brook trout to the salmon this place offers a fun and educational visit for everyone.

Thank Melanie B
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