In the northwest corner of downtown, a few blocks from the visitor center, is this aquarium/restaurant/amusement park complex. The major exhibit consists of several tanks in the main building displaying different aquatic ecosystems. These are nicely done, and lots of little tanks hold highly specialized species from places like the Amazon. There are also touch tanks and an exhibit of rare white tigers. Upstairs is a seafood restaurant where you can enjoy another large aquarium while you have a bite to eat. Outside the building, the main attraction is a large shark tank, which you view from a glass tunnel while seated in a miniature train. Among the rides are a Ferris wheel and a carousel. You can buy a 1-day pass or buy separate tickets for each attraction. The main exhibit takes about an hour; the train ride takes 10 minutes, with 2 to 3 minutes inside the glass tunnel.
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