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“Very Enjoyable”

Oregon Undersea Gardens
Ranked #36 of 47 things to do in Newport
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Woodburn, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

This is one of my favorite gift shops in Newport! The show is also very good, but it's best the first time around or for young kids. It's very informative but it's mainly crab and fish. There is a cool octopus and if you're lucky to be there when he's not shy, it's amazing!! But he is very shy and does like to hide.

Visited April 2011
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English first
Stettler, Canada
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Save your money and head to the aquarium instead. Not much to see at all. Crabs um.. Yay. Mostly this is a souvenir shop with a trick to get you in the door.

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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not much bigger than a fishbowl”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

After the disappointment of the other two related attractions (Ripley's and Wax Works), I could not even get my family to go in this one with me, even though we purchased a pass that included admission to all three.

Again, this definitely was not worth more than a few bucks and takes only a few minutes to see (I guess unless you wait for the advertised guide to talk about the fish - but no one said anything while I was there). Although there wasn't very much to see, the fish that were in the tank were interesting to look at. A diver was in the tank playing with the fish and there was a small pool where you could touch a few star fish. Maybe kids would enjoy it more than just a lone adult.

More interesting than this attraction were the huge sea lions that were on the pier outside.

Visited February 2012
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It was not great.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Perhaps I am spoiled, but they weren't showing anything that you can't go to a tide pool to see and it was expensive for what they have.

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Rathdrum, Idaho
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hmmm...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

The shop is neat! A bunch of little knick knacks! The undersea gardens is neat but id rather spend my money at the Oregon aquarium!

Visited September 2011
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