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Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth

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Canal Park and the downtown areas offer a full range of lodging, including tower hotels, national-chain motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts. For a more scenic stay, book accommodation with views of Lake Superior. Staying in Canal Park or downtown puts you within easy reach of numerous restaurants, shops, and attractions, but you should also consider bedding down in the historical area east of Chester Park. Many of the inns and bed and breakfasts here occupy turn-of-the-century mansions, and the neighborhood itself offers a quiet respite from busy downtown and Canal Park.
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  • $5.00 to park along with the price of admission brought my review from 4 to 3. There are nice exhibits and its a fun walk through, but I dont think we will go back and I'd have a hard time recommendin...  more »
  • I love the fact that in front of some exhibits there are benches so you can sit and watch for as long as you want. The otters a big draw were not out while I was there. They also have a small bird exh...  more »
  • You have to go here at least once in your lifetime, just because. Really fascinating information and local fish.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • So much more than I expected! Lots of fun things to see and explore. Very well layed out too, easy to navigate.