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Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 50 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the Aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

We visited last year and was so impressed. First rate attraction... Very clean and the staff are approachable and knowledgeable. I loved the glasswork that they had displayed with some of their exhibits. Well worth the admission price IMO.

Visited November 2011
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South Beach, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great experience”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

exhibits are clean and interesting - love to see the birds, otters, and all the local species in a wonderful setting!

Visited January 2012
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Corvallis, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Go Early”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Go when the school kids are in class! This is a large and well done aquarium. Slow down, enjoy the deserted spots...and let the animals discover you. Good place to spend at least 1/2 day of leisurely watching. This is a well done aquarium with good displays.

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Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good aquarium”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

I've been to some awesome aquariums, and some horrible ones, this ranks more toward the top. Fun to walk around outside, through caves to get to the different parts. If you're in Newport, go.

Visited October 2011
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Albany, Oregon
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best.”
Reviewed 16 January 2012

If you like aquariums, you love this one.Easy access, wide variety of fish displays, and the tidepools are fun and informative for kids.

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