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Address: 353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
Phone Number: +1 218-740-3474
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The only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits, this...

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.

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Nice aquarium visit.

Feeding time at 11am by divers was neat to watch. Divers interacted with the kids through the glass, and program narration was good. The sizes of several freshwater fish blew us... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Big Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always a fun place to go with kids. They loved the fish and they even have a new exhibit and the kids got to touch a fish. Made for an extra fun time.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feeding time at 11am by divers was neat to watch. Divers interacted with the kids through the glass, and program narration was good. The sizes of several freshwater fish blew us away. We got discount tickets through the hotel we stayed at. Parking was an extra $5. But if you park at the aquarium, you can spend all day on... More 

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Thank kryssi62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to a lot of Aquariums in the Midwest and this by far the BEST I have ever experienced there is so much to see and do excellent location right over Lake Superior you can watch the Big Ships enter and exit very up close too more animals then at the one in Mall of America and a... More 

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Thank MIKE S
Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time at the aquarium. was there with a friend and her special needs son. We particularly enjoyed the Sturgeon feeding. We got to interact with staff and the sturgeons.

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Thank elenacolmenero2
APPLE VALLEY
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very very friendly staff and terrific"kid oriented" presentations. Everyone will take time to explain the exhibits. Great location near canal park.

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Thank W J
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very overpriced and the looks on the outside do not match up with the inside content. We have been to much more involved and more to see. It seemed like it was being repaired inside. Spent less than 1 hr inside, saw everything and scratched our heads at the $67 price for 4 people.

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Thank 98cynR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Paid $5 for parking, $17/ person for a ticket to see very minimal amount of aquatic animals. The aquarium is more like a museum for Duluth rather than an aquarium. One time to visit is plenty. Will not be coming back.

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Thank Seri2016
Lafayette, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My kids enjoyed the aquarium. We really liked watching the divers feed the Great Lakes fish at 11:00 in the big tank. The workers were all very helpful and informative. The price is a little expensive for the size of this attraction ($18 adults, $14 youth, $12 younger kids). But I would still recommend it for kids when visiting Duluth.

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Thank Rachel123000
Spencer, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Good interactive actiities for small children. Such a fun place to pet sturgeons and watch otters...very informative and well organized.

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Thank Joanne S
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I loved most of the exhibits, and my kids were super into it! The animals were great, and it was very educational. I have a six-year-old daughter who LOVED it. Maybe a bit too long?

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