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“Good place to relax”

Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin
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Montclair, New Jersey
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good place to relax”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Have been here many times, and it's always worth a stop. Although some of the classics are gone (Flying Cloud), there's always something new to check out. A quiet area, casual places, something for everyone.

Visited July 2014
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South Jersey
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“Great Aquarium! Atlantic City hidden gem!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Another hidden gem of South Jersey! AC Aquarium. Great place to visit. Clean, lots of fish and critters to look at. excellent observation tower area. Affordable (look for coupons in Entertainment book, etc.)

Visited July 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
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“Ok if you have kids and extra time.”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We visited the Aquarium last summer. We had a coupon so we had discounted admission. I would not of paid full price for this attraction. It is very small. A few tanks with smaller fish. They didnt have a few touch tanks for the kids which was nice. The third floor is an overlook. We were in and out in less then 45 minutes with 3 young kids.

Visited August 2013
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Paramus, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A spare time attraction”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

This is a 3 floor aquarium (top floor has no animals, it's a look out). $8 for an adult, so for the price I think it was worth it. It was raining while we were at Atlantic City, which is why we went. Some interesting fish, lizards and amphibians, as well as touch tanks containing star fish, rainbow sharks(?), and sting rays. No paper towels or hand sanitizer, so bring your own if you plan on touching any animals (though put the sanitizer on last as to not contaminate the water in the touch tanks). I would say the whole place takes about thirty minutes to tour. Has a few kiosks outside for shopping, 3 bars/restaurants and a nice view. Free parking.

Visited July 2014
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Hollidaysburg
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We went on the Dolphin watch which was nice. The boat wasn't overpacked and we actually did get to see some dolphins. The captain was pleasant and insightful. The actual aquarium was a disappointment. I mean the price of the tickets should have given me a better clue that there wasn't much to see. All the creatures and exhibits were nothing great. They did have the biggest sea turtle I've ever seen and I've been to 8 other aquariums. He alone was worth the price of admission. We were in and out in under 30mins and that was after repeating a couple of the stations. Not bad, just won't ever return...no reason to.

Visited July 2014
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