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“Fish, turtles, gators OH MY!”

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Ranked #4 of 44 things to do in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Beautifully designed and priced!
Very affordable for the size of the aquariums and displays...
A plethora of species - all happy and in great enclosures.
Lengthy yet memorable.
A lot of "hands on" displays, and please DO NOT bypass the turtles!
The animal technicians were so excited to talk about and teach about their " specified" species, from the hand touching sting ray tank to the turtle revitalization area.
I loved the outdoor dock over Looking the water and the large nests set atop a stoop above the water.
If you account for movies and videos it can be a 3 or more hour visit.
Lots of photo opportunities, this is a must see !

1  Thank Tinabuzzy
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What a wealth of info on sea life. The display were so full of life and descriptive! It was Spring break and tons of people, especially kids, were visiting but we never had to wait but one minute to look into a tank or read a description. Wonderful time even for the older crowd

1  Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit as a family. It was small enough that it didn't take a long time but big enough to have fun. We loved the sea turtle rehabilitation center!!! Also great prices to get in. This is a must stop!

1  Thank michtraveler3
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We went to the aquarium for the second time today. The jelly fish exhibit was new since we were there last year. Enjoyed seeing the otters, sea turtle hospital and all the beautiful fish. Our daughters, aged seven and nine, love to visit here.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Even though it is a small acquairium, I really enjoyed it. My favorite were the otters and the stingrays. I even got to touch the Ray's! They felt like suede.

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