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Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

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With more than 100,000 creatures from 500 different species, Georgia Aquarium has more aquatic life than any other aquarium in the world. Stop at the entrance to note the times of the daily bottlenose dolphin shows, or arrange to swim with the whale sharks--the largest fish in the world. The aquarium features six galleries, each designed to represent a specific environment. You can visit touch tanks filled with sea stars, stingrays, shrimp, horseshoe crabs, and sea turtles. In the regional habitat exhibits, you can walk through a tunnel surrounded by water to observe fish from an underwater perspective. Consider a guided tour of the backstage area to learn the secrets behind the aquarium's popular exhibits. Put Georgia Aquarium into our Atlanta itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Atlanta.
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  • Very good but also very busy on a Saturday. We got there around 1030 but it would have been better to arrive right as they opened. They are also doing some construction work so it makes the building.....  more »
  • I love the otters, penguins and whale shark. I forgot to buy something in the gift shop so after I left, I had to go in through security again. Workers were very accommodating.  more »
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  • Beautiful place! The exhibits are huge and set up to accurately represent the natural environment of the organisms living in them. There's this tunnel, completely made of glass, that crosses through one of the largest tanks in the aquarium. Here you can see all different kinds of sharks, fish, and even the whale shark swimming right over your head. It's magical! It's also a great place to take kids, where everyone in the family can have a good time.
  • Good: The dolphin show was by far the best experience. 3D shark show was great, kiddo loved the bubbles. We got to touch star fish which was a neat experience. Bad: We prepaid for everything-parking ticket, dining vouchers, and entrance tickets. The parking garage next to the aquarium (in front of the Coca Cola museum) doesn't accept parking tickets from the aquarium. Plus it was a couple bucks cheaper anyway to pay for parking there. The food wasn't fabulous. We were to choose between pizza, hamburger, or chicken tenders everything came with fries and a fountain drink. Couldn't salad be offered as a healthy choice? We also just got water, so we paid more than what we really needed to spend. I wouldn't recommend getting a parking voucher. Prepay the tickets in and dining vouchers are worth it if you're cool with their selection.

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