Top 5 most interesting aquariums in the US
The ocean covers two thirds of the entire planet. Living inside there is more wildlife than you can
probably imagine. From stunning lion fish to large sharks or sting rays, we miss much of this amazing
nature cinema because we simply live on land. There is an alternative for us land dwellers though. We
have the option to go to an aquarium. Aquariums in the United States differ from size to what kind of
fish they have but below are some of the US’s best.
Number five: Monterey Bay
Number five takes us to the beautiful
Monterey Bay in California. This beautiful
aquarium is right along the California
coast and when you aren’t soaking up
some of the sun’s rays, you can make
your way to this aquarium. The Monterey Bay aquarium has large tanks that display small vivid fish to
larger sharks. Something unique about this aquarium is its ocean sunfish that it has in captivity. This is
definitely worth a visit to the famous Monterey Bay aquarium.
Number four: Maritime aquarium
The Maritime aquarium, roughly 20 minutes from downtown Stamford, is one of the nation’s best kept
secrets. With its focus largely towards education, this can be a great aquarium for younger families. It
boasts not only sea life but a handful of other exhibits such as Meer cats. A trip to the Maritime
aquarium will also give you a good variety of different aquatic sea life. From Large sand tiger sharks to
little jelly fish, if you are looking for the best hotel in Stamford, make sure you check out the hotel
packages or hotel deals because this place is a must if you are nearby.
Number three: Oregon Coast Aquarium
This aquarium boast many awards from many
different places such as “best tourist attraction” and
“best summer camp for kids” and consequently lands
its way on number three in this countdown. The
Oregon coast aquarium has a feature that many
places don’t have. The Oregon coast aquarium boasts
a tunnel through the actual tanks. You don’t just look
at a tank, you are inside the tank. You can look at the
sea life right above you and not just look but be part of the whole experience. With a rich variety of sea
life, this aquarium should be on everyone’s list to go see.
Number two: Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia aquarium in 2005 was rated the World’s largest aquarium and consequently will not let you
down when you see it. Something so unique about this aquarium is the housing of massive whale sharks.
This is the only aquarium outside of Asia that houses any. Going to see these behemoths can make any
trip a memorable trip.
Number one: Ripley’s Aquarium
Number one on this list is found in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This large aquarium has loads of
stingrays and sharks. The stingrays love to be seen and can be seen eating from the divers hands in the
large tanks. This amazing aquarium even has a sand tiger shark. These sharks can get to a length of 13
feet! Ripley’s aquarium is definitely worth a visit for anyone looking to have a fun time.
Photo Credit: Bob Aronson, Chris Smith