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Old 11-21-2006, 09:26 PM   #11
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The New England Aquarium in Boston is the best I've ever been to - mostly SW, as I recall. The Baltimore Aquarium is a close second. The Baltimore Aquarium has a very nice and huge Amazon display.
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It's all about the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. World class stuff. Admittedly, it is a lot of Pacific displays which focus on kelp forests, but there are a lot of great little reef ones too.
I also like our local Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography here in San Diego.
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Chicago does have the proclaimed "Greatest Aquarium in the Midwest" with the Shedd Aquarium, defintely a place worth checking out if you are in the windy city. I haven't been to every aquarium in the midwest so I don't know if the statement is true, but is the best I've ever been to.
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I will have to third (or fourth) the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Definitley really awesome. I have never been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but would love to go sometime and check out the shark exhibit. If you come on a vacation to Baltimore, Washington is only about 35-45 minutes from there and the National Zoo in DC has nice exhibits as well, as well as lots of other touristy things to do. There is also an aquarium in the basement of the Department of Commerce Building that is small but...different for sure.
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Boston is my favorite, baltimore also very nice....I wonder whats near me now, never been anywhere in/around columbus except the zoo, and I dont remember what I saw there...
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The Seattle Aquarium is really cool. The biggest attraction is the 40 foot tall circle tank they have that you can watch them feed fish from Salmon to Ling Cod. Is really nice to see fish act the way they would in nature with their ambush techniques and sneal and gulp tactics. Also helps to figure out how to catch them.
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the Chattanooga aquarium is AWESOME!
theres a Chattanooga in ohio, and im going to assume thats not it, which state?
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theres a Chattanooga in ohio, and im going to assume thats not it, which state?
According to the profile, it's in Tennessee.
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Has anyone been to the new one in Atlanta? Isn't it supposed to be the largest aquarium in the world? My aunt, uncle and their kids went and said it was really nice/neat.

If you get to Shedd's aquarium, be sure to check out the Beluga whale exhibit.
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Has anyone been to the new one in Atlanta? Isn't it supposed to be the largest aquarium in the world? My aunt, uncle and their kids went and said it was really nice/neat.
I think it could have been better. It didn't live up to its hype, in my opinion. There are a lot of non-fish (penguins, whales, otters, etc) that I didn't find as interesting. FW was disappointing. But they really went all out on their SW.
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