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Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth

Categories: Natural History Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Museums, Nature & Parks
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2.8/5 based on 340 reviews on the web
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  • This was my biggest let down of the trip. Maybe we were there at a bad time but was not worth it for the price. 
  • We are outdoors / nature folks so this is the place for us! Educational. Don't expect the coral reef tanks at MN Zoo or MOA. There are a few gorgeous ocean tanks but that is a side show. It's more foc...  read more »
  • The aquarium is a must experience when in Duluth. They have a variety of fish on exhibit, from around the world plus a very large tank where you can watch divers feed the fish. There are also river ot...  read more »
  • This facility is way over priced @ $18 for adults. With that ticket price you think you are really going to enjoy this aquarium. The Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling in the first big area are a huge tell tale sign of faded outdated displays. Wait until you get a look at the completely faded photos in the Migration of Monarch Butterflies display. Hold me back! No wait, let me hold you back from wasting your money on this place.
  • A very fun place to spend a morning or afternoon. There is plenty here to keep the attention of the young or old. The otter exhibit is particularly captivating. Also, if you want a great view of the lift bridge in action, the aquarium has balconies with great views.
  • Disappointing. First it was over $70 for my family. It's a two story warehouse with some fish. There were numerous education poster boards, but this was far from what me and my kids expected. Highlights? there were 2 otters that wouldn't come out of their den, and some sturgeon that you could touch if they swam up to you (they didn't). My kids spent most of their time in the shipwreck exhibit (one octopus) and the toddler toy room (a boat playhouse). Not worth the money. Maybe a third of the price would have been fair. Much more to do in Duluth, better and cheaper.
  • A neat, fresh-water aquarium with lots for kids to do. It's not huge, what I've found is perfect for a 1/2 day visit with my 4-6 yr olds. There is a lot aimed at kids and teaching them about the local environment. The otters are a must-see! So lively and playful. If you have younger kids I'd recommend bringing an extra shirt or set of clothes if they are toddler aged. There is a fun hands-on exhibit teaching kids how the big boats go through the Great Lakes Locke system. They tend to get soaked and love playing with the boats. We always save that for last. :) It's a bit pricey but if you are local you can get a years pass that makes it more affordable.
  • I remember when this opened years ago and everyone in town was criticizing it before it even opened. Now I finally got a chance to check it out and it aint bad but way too pricey. 40 bucks for the kids and I and there aint much to see. Frankly I say save your money.
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