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Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth

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#4 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Minnesota
Aquarium · Natural History Museum
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The Great Lakes Aquarium opened in 2000 and is located on the Duluth waterfront. A 501(c)(3) private nonprofit, Great Lakes Aquarium features animals and habitats found within the Great Lakes basin and other freshwater ecosystems such as the Amazon River. The Aquarium houses 205 different species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. It is one of few aquariums in the United States that focuses predominantly on freshwater exhibits.

Many of the main exhibits at 62,000-square-foot (5,800 m2) Great Lakes Aquarium (GLA) are based upon actual habitats in the Lake Superior basin. "Slices" of the Saint Louis River, Baptism River, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Kakagon Slough, Isle Royale and Otter Cove can all be viewed up close.

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  • My husband and I were looking for something to do one afternoon during our recent trip to the area for a wedding and decided to check out the aquarium. We went on a Tuesday afternoon in September and....  more
    My husband and I were looking for something to do one afternoon during our recent trip to the area for a wedding and decided to check out the aquarium. We went on a Tuesday afternoon in September and....  more »
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  • Had a great time at the Great Lakes aquarium! Lots of interesting exhibits to see, even for people who don't just like fish. There were ducks, turtles, and terrestrial habitats galore! We had a lot of fun there.
  • Highly recommend! So many things to see, and plenty of interactive experiences. The view of Lake Superior from the balconies are AMAZING! We went specifically to see the otters, and they did not disappoint. So adorable!

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