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Great Lakes Aquarium

Features Animals
353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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Awesome experience

This was very fun to see the animals and facts! Was really cool to see them trying to feed the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Litchfield, Minnesota
Lots to see...

We stopped here to stretch out legs traveling through Duluth. It was nice but a little spendy for 4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Brighton, Minnesota
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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 good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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353 Harbor Dr, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
+1 218-740-3474
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was very fun to see the animals and facts! Was really cool to see them trying to feed the sharks.

Thank dogsbears3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to stretch out legs traveling through Duluth. It was nice but a little spendy for 4 adults with 1 child. $5 parking too. We covered it easily in 2 hours.

Thank Cindy6074
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central location right on the waterfront. Interesting for adults and kids alike. Great Lakes marine life as well as history are covered here. You can walk here from downtown hotels, but in summer a trolley also stops here; quite convenient. We'll go back next time...More

Thank pw1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun place to take the grand kids. They LOVED being able to touch the sturgeons. It was great for the grown-ups too. Nice exhibits- very clean and well maintained.

Thank Q2580ITerikap
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had this aquarium in the list of top 5 attractions we wanted to visit in Duluth. But, it was not very impressive. We have visited a lot of better ones along the coastline of California. The shark feeding session was good. And the information...More

Thank GKKrishna
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a modern place with the usual assortment of tanks, exhibits, instructional shows by employees, etc. There are fish from other parts of the world, but the focus on more local fish (local as in upper midwest, great lakes, etc) makes for an interesting...More

Thank bt_mpls_traveler
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We went to the Great Lakes aquarium and I was really impressed. Much bigger inside than expected and it was just loaded with fish and other creatures. Lots of history on the great lakes, fresh water and salt water fish. My grandson loved petting the...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Staff and animals are well presented to make this an intriguing and interesting place to visit. Take the time to read the graphics and you can enhance your experience 100 times over. DO not miss the dive shows and check out their special events. Excellent...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Its a local fresh water aquarium so not as many colorful or large fish but entertaining non the less. Kind of expensive for a family at $15.00 a person for a publicly funded facility plus five bucks to park

Thank viking226
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Great place to take the kids and spend an afternoon - highly recommend it to the whole family and field trips.

Thank Karen Ruth W
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