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Great Lakes Aquarium

#18 of 94 things to do in Duluth Features Animals
353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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Great, if you take time to explore

This aquarium has a lot to offer if you take your time to explore. My middle school kids rushed... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2016
Scott J
Lakefield, Minnesota, United States
Fun for the Kids

I went there with my kids, 1-1/2 & 3, they absolutely loved it. I loved the fact that they had a... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
Kimberly H
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh water” (31 reviews)
“local fish” (9 reviews)
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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

This aquarium has a lot to offer if you take your time to explore. My middle school kids rushed through and got bored easily. We took the behind the scenes tour which was very interesting.

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I went there with my kids, 1-1/2 & 3, they absolutely loved it. I loved the fact that they had a bunch of things the younger kids could experiment with, they thoroughly enjoyed the hands on ship passage through the great lakes and the tree...More

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This aquarium is great if your an angler or just love fish. Lots to see and plenty to learn about the lake superior area. Some pretty big fish on site including a shark, and who doesn't love seeing big sturgeon?

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Other than the high ticket prices, the place is stunning. My kids loved every exhibit. As a side note, these are all lake water fish, so not much of an exotic location but kids were so excited during and after the tour.

Thank partners4healthcare
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I'm not into water life at all, so I was very pleased to see lots of geologic learning stations and other animals at the aquarium. The playful otters were my favorite. Great for people of all ages!

Thank Stacia M
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 and almost 4 year old boys here and they enjoyed themselves for a couple hours. They got to feed the trout in the large tank and enjoyed watching the frenzy. They also really enjoyed the interactive water station. They spent a...More

Thank benrud3
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Did not expect to spend many hours at aquarium but it was interesting and had lots of exhibits to enjoy. The salt water was beautiful and a nice area to relax and enjoy.

2  Thank 491julie
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This was a fun aquarium to visit. It wasn't too expensive however it was smaller than I was expecting. Definitely a fun thing to bring little ones to. The divers in the big tank really interacted with the kids making it a fun experience and...More

Thank Allison E
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Everyone can have fun here! (Ages 9 months to 99 years) So much to see and learn about the Great Historic Lake Superior! Animals, fish, history...you won't be dissappointed.

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

As someone who loves to visit aquariums, I was excited to add a visit to the Great Lakes Aquarium to the itinerary for our visit to Duluth. Given the fact that we were visiting while weather is still cold, it was a perfect activity. Unfortunately,...More

1  Thank SavannahMinnesota
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