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Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth

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  • August 13, 2017
    This is the second time I've been here with my brother and his family. It's so great for kids, adults also. We brought my 3 nieces and they had a wonderful time, the interactive things are fantastic f...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We would not go back. For a family of 4 it was 60 to get into the place. It was our first stop of our trip. We thought our 8&9 yr old kids would enjoy. Complete opposite. All they kept asking was can ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Spent several hours here and enjoyed the visits. Very interesting facility. It is more than just an aquarium it was a great learning experience.  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    This is a great place to visit if you are passing through Duluth. Most aquariums in the world have the same things. But this one is unique in that it has basically only freshwater fish. It's fun to see a salmon swimming and not just on my plate. The Great Lakes Aquarium lets you think about the lakes in a deeper way.
  • July 9, 2017
    This is a very neat aquarium that displays not only the great variety of fish that Northern MN and the great lakes carry but tons of other exhibits as well. They have an amazon section with huge piranhas and tons of exotic fish. There's informative signs and cool interactive globes and damns around the aquarium that you actually learn a lot from(even as an adult I leared stuff I didn't know). They have fossils on display. And there's an aviary where they take in birds that have been hurt and would've survive long in the wild-which I thought was really cool. The staff was super informative and we got a chance to visit the new sturgeon touch tank and watch the feeding section. They also have two adorable otters and the staff does an interactive "snack time" with young kids to show them what it is like to be an otter at the aquarium. Was pretty cool to watch :)
  • June 9, 2017
    This is one of my absolute favorite places to visit in the Duluth/Superior area. It has many exhibits with well informed staff and good upkeep. Just this year they added the surprisingly enjoyable Sturgeon Touch Tank. If you will be going as a family and plan to visit more than once, I would recommend saving some money and going with a year long pass. Be sure to check out the otter feeding.
  • June 8, 2017
    Great aquarium, lots to see and do. Packed with lots of exhibits to explore and lots of things for kids to learn and experiment with. A good way to spend a few hours, and they have many different activities throughout the day.
  • June 25, 2017
    So much more than I expected! Lots of fun things to see and explore. Very well layed out too, easy to navigate.

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