North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC, USA
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - I can't understand why my kids keep their distance from me when we visit such places...
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - There is a hefty gator exhibit and daily feedings since its in the Southeastern US.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - I glided...my wife waltzed...
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - The fun doesn't end indoors at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher!
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - I toad my daughter she needed to relax...
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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - Entrance to a great Aquarium!

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Kure Beach Reviews

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NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Oct 09, 2009
The family went on a field trip last weekend to a nearby institution, the North Carolina Aquarium. This is one of three state sponsored aquariums, and being located just south of Wilmington, the aquarium focuses on the Cape Fear environs. It is also beautifully nestled in scrubby woods right along the beach. We waited until after Labor Day to miss the crowds, but were surprised at how full the parking lots were on a mid-September Sunday afternoon.

But despite the number of cars and the relatively small size of this venue, the aquarium is remarkably well designed and we never felt crowded. Though it doesn’t have any big ticket attractions (like an outdoor pool reserved for dolphin or whale performances), the interior has a diverse collection of aquatic animals accompanied by quality displays…and since its in the southeastern US, there are alligators!

We thoroughly enjoyed the intimate setting and even more so the final exodus. You can walk out of the aquarium to a back porch with ample seating and a snack bar with quite a menu. The porch leads to a pathway through the woods where there are plenty of flowers, ponds and areas to watch birds and ducks, a very nice finish! You’ll have to visit an aquarium in a major city if you want some jaw dropping entertainment, but for a peaceful day that leaves you feeling a bit more connected to nature, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher comes highly recommended.
Entrance to a great Aquarium!
There is a hefty gator exhibit and…
What you looking at???
I glided...my wife waltzed...
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alyssa_ob says:
Congrats on the feature!
Posted on: Sep 19, 2008
reikunboy says:
nothing beats a family trip to an aquarium, except maybe the zoo,or an amusement park
Posted on: Sep 17, 2008
brett4321 says:
Looks neat! I need to visit some of the aquariums- didn't know there were 3. I did wonder why there were multiple aquarium exits 100 miles apart on 95 though.
Posted on: Sep 17, 2008
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