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Oregon Undersea Gardens

#36 of 48 things to do in Newport Features Animals
250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
+1 541-265-2206
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This place should be condemned!

I used to go here as a child. I recently returned with my family. I was grateful that I didn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho

they have a show which was really fun.a diver comes into the water and interacts with the fish,eels... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 weeks ago
“Just Okay”
4 weeks ago
“A little dated...”
250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
+1 541-265-2206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to go here as a child. I recently returned with my family. I was grateful that I didn't pay anything to go here as it was essentially free with my Groupon discount. This place is dirty, creepy, and houses some of the most...More

Thank grooms1212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have a show which was really fun.a diver comes into the water and interacts with the fish,eels and whatever else is there.he had a special bond with one of the Eels,whom I guess like people,it was extroadinary.he held him and played with him,it was...More

Thank 89kathy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not worth the money skip it , cant see windows to ocean to dark and dirty , and to see divers again very not interesting

Thank andrewnatale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The expectation of this place should be seriously adjusted... The pamphlets and advertisements make it seem like a vibrant scenery of local underwater life. However, once descending the stairs you come to find a dimly lit, dingy space surrounded by brownish/gray water with minimal aquatic...More

1  Thank jbal429
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was part of the 3 attractions included in your price with Wax Works and Ripley's. It's mostly a gift shop with an underwater viewing area. Diver drops in to show off some of the sea life, but the viewing area has limited space and...More

Thank srohrb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had higher expectations based on reviews I had read and was disappointed. It cost $29 for my husband and I to stand inside a fish tank that sits about 10 feet under the water. It was fun to see some of the fish but...More

Thank Lindsay D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has not changed since the 70's, less fish, same place. Not worth the $29.00 for my wife and I. Tired building and excessive prices.

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

When I first got tickets I thought we were going to see fish and stuff in their natural element coming and going but the whole area was staged. Still pretty neat and they have a scuba diver come and a little educational show.

Thank Dazia T
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

If you time your trip right and get to see the scuba diver, then it's worth it, underneath where you go to the gardens can use some revamping, it looks a bit old and in need of upgrades. If you get a bit sea sick...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's just what the title says - a low-budget aquarium. They have short aquarium shows several times daily with a diver who shows off the aquarium creatures, narrated by another employee who does tell you a little bit about each creature, so it may be...More

Thank Marit C
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when did it first open
28 December 2016|
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Response from JVKoe | Reviewed this property |
It was open when I was a kid in the early 80's.
Samantha K
We have a family group of 17, 5 little ones and 12 adults, will you be able to accommodate all of us. We will be staying in Newport August 20-24, what can we expect to see at this time of year? Also what will the cost be for a group of this size. Thank you so much for your time. Samantha Kefalas
3 May 2015|
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Response from GRWLR51 | Reviewed this property |
You shouldn't have a problem with a group that size. There is a sitting area for about 30 people to watch the show. They have a swimmer scuba dive and talk about the critters in the tanks. What you will see is standard year... More