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Belle Isle Aquarium

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If you are a born and breed Detroiter, you know that Belle Isle has had it's ups and downs which included several attractions closing down. When the Belle Isle Aquarium closed in 2005 after being the longest running aquarium in the country, a movement was sparked almost immediately to bring the aquarium back to life. The hard work to bring it back paid off in 2012, when it re-opened that September. While it's only open once a week, it's most definitely a great place to visit.

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First off and general favourite, it's free. You can just saunte in any Saturday between 10 AM - 3 PM to see dozens of fish. Any kid would love it and most adults would too. Second, there is other exhibits on display as well. From the history of the island to local artists, there's a great sampling of smaller exhibits. If fish are not quite your cup of tea, these exhibits will be. Lastly, if you are on Belle Isle, that means you are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from other free activities a well (including the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, and the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory).

Take your family, your date, or just yourself, out to see this beautiful aquarium. Look at the slideshow for a sneak peak of the aquatic life you will when you visit. Remember, everything is much more impressive in person!

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