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Great Lakes Aquarium

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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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A wonderful aquarium!

This a great aquarium. It is not comparable to the aquarium in Chicago but Duluth is not Chicago... read more

Reviewed yesterday
NorthBell
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Sturgeon!

We wanted to be sure to visit the aquarium, so we came right over after checking in at our hotel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seahorse825
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Rochester
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh water” (34 reviews)
“local fish” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
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+1 218-740-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

This a great aquarium. It is not comparable to the aquarium in Chicago but Duluth is not Chicago. For the area, it is interesting and provides exhibits that are specific to the locale. We spent three hours reading and playing with the exhibits. Loved the...More

Thank NorthBell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wanted to be sure to visit the aquarium, so we came right over after checking in at our hotel and got there just before 6 pm, the time admissions closes. We had about an hour to go through, which is a little short. We...More

Thank Seahorse825
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cut to the punchline, $40 for my 17 yr old and I for what takes 1/2 to stroll through. $5 to park, lots of home aquariums. Better for little kids with the interactive stuff. Some dinosaur fossils saved the day for me.

Thank Alredytaken
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited the Great Lakes Aquarium during our vacation in Duluth. Unlike so many attractions in Duluth, it was a disappointment. Even though it has a strong variety of exhibits - many interactive - the variety of aquatic life was limited, probably more because...More

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hands on things available impressed the grandson. Also the presentation on river otters was well done.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium has a nice two story tank of large lake fish and a few exhibits from around the world. The aim of the aquarium is children who seemed to have a great time. We did enjoy the upstairs terrace with a view toward the...More

Thank slix1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining outside- so good activity to do. Since it was raining outside, there was a pretty big crowd- and lot of kids

Thank P R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to several aquariums, so we had some expectations that weren't met at the Great Lakes Aquarium. The tanks were relatively small, the variety of sea life was somewhat limited. It was hard to tell what was what in a lot of tanks. They...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nice enough, but there aren't a lot of actual aquariums. A few tanks had animals showing signs of stress. Can't really recommend.

Thank Wookz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited many large aquariums, so our expectations were not very high. We were surprised at how much we enjoyed this visit. We saw things we have never seen at other aquarium. Very well laid out & great displays. We especially enjoyed watching the...More

Thank Kathy N
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