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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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Nicely done

I have a cabin nearby and visit Duluth often. Last summer was my first stop at the aquarium as it... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Rochester, MN
Geared for little ones

We went with our 13, 10, and 9 year olds. I would say they were mostly not impressed. The... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
via mobile
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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
+1 218-740-3474
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I have a cabin nearby and visit Duluth often. Last summer was my first stop at the aquarium as it never occur ed to me to visit before. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits and the size of the place. Although...More

Thank Dano55906
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went with our 13, 10, and 9 year olds. I would say they were mostly not impressed. The aquarium is neat, but definitely caters to the 6 and under age group. The touch tank was a highlight, and the exhibit on sunken ships was...More

Thank Eswoir
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Aquarium despite the nearly $60 bill for our two adult, two child (3+) family. The timing of our visit allowed us to see the feeding of the otters, which was pretty amazing. We enjoyed learning about local...More

Thank saradoll81
Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you can only choice one attraction to see while visiting Duluth I would suggest skipping this one. It was rather expensive for what was inside. Unless you plan on spending the entire day here you will miss many of the demonstrations as they are...More

Thank VampCBS
Reviewed 9 August 2016

It was a nice little aquarium, with several hands on exhibits for kids. Mostly local fish, with a few more exotic ones.

Thank C P
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Nice stop for a few hours. Lots of hands on exibits and enough to keep 11 and 12 year olds attention for 3 hours! Highlight are the hands on displays and feeding time in the big tank. Staff was friendly and professional.

Thank jskmn
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We liked what we saw but I was disappointed somewhat. Some of the exhibits were not labeled, some were mislabeled. I'm glad we went but it was not high quality.

Thank Rose W
Reviewed 5 August 2016

mainly geared for kids, if our children or grandchildren were still young we would be inspired to bring them to this .

Thank sparky157
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Most of what is at the aquarium is native to Minnesota. Still very cool! Lots of fun hands on things for the kiddos to do.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Really loved this place! Would definitely visit every time we are in Duluth. Great set ups, great people. Loved the decor. Lots of stuff for kids to play with. The sturgeon touch pool was great! You have to wait for them to come to the...More

Thank Amanda J
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