Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-22-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
piperky1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 66
Georgia vs Shedd Aquarium?

My family is planning a vacation. I want to go somewhere with an awesome aquarium. Has anyone ever been to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and/or Shedd Aquarium in Chicago? Would like to hear from someone who has been to both so I can get a good comparison. We live about 7 hours away from both. Thoughts on either or both?
__________________

__________________
piperky1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Tetra1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Omaha Nebraska
Posts: 1,617
Where do you live? Why not come to the Henery Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska. We just revamped the Scott Aquarium and our zoo has been voted #1 in the country. to answer your question, no I haven't been to either aquarium.
__________________

__________________
Tetra1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
I have been to the shedd you will have a lot of fun there but you have to pay extra to see everything and its not worth it unless you do.
__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
cgthebeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: In a house
Posts: 3,085
Gerogia is amazing. There home to 4 whale sharks and the only aquarium to own manta rays. Plus there are ton of other things to see. They even have a dolphin show
__________________
36 gallon fresh water

10g saltwater
cgthebeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 477
NE KY somewhere? Shedd is well worth the money. I haven't been to Georgia but the know several that have and they enjoyed it also. I think it depends on ones level of interest also. If you like aquariums versus you like aquariums/ichthyologist/etc... My wife, kids, friends, family are like that is a neat fish/aquarium and move one where I could spend several days or more at these places. I was rushed at Shedd and didn't get to spend the time I like looking at things.

As far as aquariums go Monterey Bay, Georgia, and Shedd are considered the top three hands down, here in the states. Depending on where you live you could double up... Georgia for instance because you could also stop by Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN. It is a very nice aquarium also and has some nice display of natives.
__________________
Lepomis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 12:51 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Surfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Home of the situation.
Posts: 671
I've been to shedd, absolutely loved it. Especially their Amazonia displays
__________________
Pleco is my middle name
Surfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
piperky1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 66
I live in the bootheel of Missouri. I have been to the aquarium in Gatlinburg. Still undecided where to go.
__________________
piperky1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 02:01 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
piperky1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 66
You said the aquarium in Chattanooga. That one os nice as well. I thought you said the Ripleys in Gatlinburg.
__________________
piperky1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Alyxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Slidell, La
Posts: 2,284
Send a message via AIM to Alyxx Send a message via Skype™ to Alyxx
Never been to Shedd but the Georgia aquarium is awesome. Haven't been in probably 15 years, and I can only imagine it's gotten better since then. That was by far my favorite place to go as a kid, back when I lived in Georgia. The Chattanooga Aquarium is really nice, too.
__________________
Alyxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dragonfisher33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,963
I live in ATL and the GA aquarium is one of the biggest aquarium in the US. It's also one of the few in the world that keeps Beluga whales, rays, Australian leafy sea dragon, etc in the same place. Highly recommended. The amount of reef/coral for saltwater and live fauna for freshwater is unbelievable. i wish i could work there
__________________

__________________
dragonfisher33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.