I'm a lover of aquariums. This one is one of my favorites. The aquarium is set up quite nicely, and it does have a nice variety of exhibits and animals to view. However, here are a few warnings. Do NOT go here if there are a lot of people around town. It will be so crowded that you will not enjoy yourself, period. Do NOT buy the combo ticket garbage or the "pamphlet" they persuade you to buy at the ticket booth. All of the other Ripley's attractions are tourist traps with little substance. If you've never been before, the Believe it or Not museum is a decent one, but the rest are just plain awful. Unfortunately, for the price you pay for Ripley's attractions, you really receive very little. All of them, including the aquarium, get a "1" in the value category from me.
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