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Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States
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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Sam
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    5 Jul 19, 2014

    It is the highlight of Atlanta. Everyone loves coming here, tourist or local. After it's initial opening, it's finally come down to a reasonable pace and it's not as crowded. Lots of different rooms to explore and they keep adding more exhibits. The giant wall of glass is simply amazing.

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  • Georgia AquariumPro 2014
    Nina H.
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    4 Jul 09, 2014

    This is the world's largest aquarium by gallons! Awesome. There were about six or seven exhibits and unfortunately, we weren't able to visit all of them because we arrived about an hour and a half before closing so try to get there early. For those who lag, the upside of going late is that they cut your entrance fee in half!

    The most memorable part of the aquarium was probably the whale sharks swimming around and seeing them swim over you... that was pretty incredible. Their size and length is ridiculously huge and scary.

    The otters were really cute too, as always. The aquarium is always a fun place with friends or family. I usually end up learning a lot from the visit. We took some really fun pictures in the dark too. I like the ones where you can pop your head into the penguin area and see them up close.

    I also really liked the leafy sea dragons! They were probably my favorite sea creature!!! They were so cute and unique-looking.

    I would definitely recommend this as a must-visit stop in Atlanta!

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  • Georgia AquariumPro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jun 30, 2014

    This is tied for the most impressive aquarium I have ever visited. This is on par with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, despite the fact that they are very different.

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  • Georgia AquariumPro 2014
    Gary G
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    5 May 04, 2014

    Set in the heart of Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium is one of the most fantastic aquariums you'll ever see. At the start you'll be walking through a fantastic tunnel filled with schools of predatory trevally jacks, small and large stingrays, thousands of fish, and even sharks, all traveling overhead and all around you! And that's just the beginning! There are beluga whales, dolphins, and so many unique exhibits it really behouves you to just go see for yourself, a little pricey but well worth it. If I may make one more recommendation: take the "behind the scenes" tour if you can afford the time and money. You can see some really unforgettable things, like an upclose view of the famous whale shark the aquarium houses.

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Lynn C
    4 Mar 23, 2014

    Dive into a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience at the Georgia Aquarium, where
    imaginations go to play.

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  • Georgia AquariumPro 2014
    Jason Planck
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    4 May 22, 2014

    Georgia Aquarium is largest aquarium on the east coast. The best time is early in the morning before all the school kids get in. Disability Access is provide. Disability parking is with nearby parking garage with over 100 yards worth of walking to get to the front door. You will need about 3 to 4 hours to visit.

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  • Georgia AquariumPro 2014
    Kevin Chen
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    5 Sep 20, 2013

    WOW. Absolutely blown away. This aquarium has it all: sharks, dolphins, stingrays, exotic fish, jellyfish, sea otters, you name it. Be prepared to spend at least 3-4 hours if you want to go through all of the exhibits! In one of them, there is an "underwater" tunnel that is great to snap a few pictures. Seriously had my breath taken away!

    This is the largest aquarium in the United States, and one of the workers there mentioned the gallons of water stored (can't recall the exact number) and it was mind-boggling. But anyways, awesome awesome experience.

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Kirsty
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    A really wonderful place regardless of your age, the aquarium is the largest in the word and boasts a 6.3million gallon tank which is the home to three whale sharks (amongst hundreds of other fish and sharks), there are opportunities available to swim or dive in here too so you can get even closer to the animals! There are several hands on areas too, one of which is filled with baby sting rays and nurse sharks.
    Overall, the aquarium is a wonderful place, and you shouldn't go to Atlanta without visiting!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Georgia AquariumPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Sep 13, 2013

    America's newest aquarium is a contemporary, state of the art facility in downtown Atlanta. Located near World of Coca Cola, countless restaurants, Centennial Park, and within walking distance of many hotels, Georgia Aquarium is a great place to spend a couple of hours. Of course, this is a MUST for children, but adults will like it too.

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Aynara R
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    It's a very large place... but sometimes it's very crownded if you have young kids keep your eyes open. A little expensive too.

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Lindsey Weber
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    3 Sep 13, 2013

    You can't visit Atlanta without a trip to the world's biggest aquarium! They've got whale sharks, dolphins, beluga whales, an octopus, and penguins--most other aquariums would have just one of these species as their main attraction. There's tons of interactive exhibits and shows for kids. I'd hit the Aquarium in the morning when it's quieter and then head over to the World of Coke which is right next door. They also take certified scuba divers on tours inside the big tank with the whale sharks--if you're certified. I wouldn't miss it!

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    angela
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    If you have never been to an aquarium before, visit this one at least. With family and younger children, it's a fun experience to do. Admission prices are average, ranges from 20-40$

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Matthew Stewart
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    This is a HUGE aquarium (The biggest in the world) Qith tons of things to to for hours.

    When you walk in you see fish in a school swimming through a tank, and then you see the lively world of the Atlanta aquarium. 200 ft ceilings, 4 passageways to different huge attractions, and many more things to do.

    This aquarium is great for kids and adults and it's a must see attraction if you are in the Atlanta area. Go today!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Vespertine Owl
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    This was probably the best aquarium I've ever visited. The moving sidewalk that takes you through a 360 degree aquarium room was the best part. It's neat to look up and see sharks swim over your head. This is a must-see for families!

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    Kathy Holt
    5 Aug 22, 2013

    Such an awesome aquarium!!! I don't know if the whale sharks or the beluga whales are my favorite!!

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  • Georgia Aquarium
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    5 Jun 29, 2013

    My friend told this is the biggest aquarium in the states. I believe so. There is white angel whale super naive and cute. A lots of fish, whale collection, some of them are rare to see in other aquarium. Must visit in Atlanta.

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Kyohey
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    3 Nov 19, 2012

    The most exciting aquarium I have ever been. There are 5 zones, each zone are unique display. But ticket is too expensive.

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Shir Morgenstern
    5 Sep 23, 2012

    Beautiful!! Do not miss. The exhibitions are great (the otters and penguins are so cute!). However, if you're not traveling with small children- skip the dolphin show.

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    5 Aug 14, 2012

    The most spectacular aquarium I have ever visited. Be prepared to be amazed by the giant crabs (as large as a refrigerator), glow in the dark seahorses, whale sharks and the gorgeous exhibits. Truly a special place.

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  • Georgia Aquarium
    Beachcomber Kim
    4 Jul 22, 2012

    The stadium sized whale shark habitat is fascinating. I would like to see more educational content and activities. There should be more than just "wow" factor in a facility housing living displays.

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4.5 out of 5
85 members' reviews
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You don’t have to travel to the Galapagos or Mozambique to SCUBA dive with whale sharks. You don’t need to brave Arctic waters to swim with beluga whales. Nor do you need to head offshore to watch dolphins’ antics. You can do it all the world’s largest aquarium right in Atlanta. More than 120,000 different animals reside in the 8.5 million gallons here, separated into over 60 different habitats. ... read more
Give yourself a whole day to explore this extraordinary attraction, there is a lot to see; everything from piranha and electric fish to African penguins and Asian otters. You can even plan to spend the night in and adult or family sleepover after the other guests have all gone home.

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