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Best Attractions & Activities: It doesn't matter how old you are, or how much you know about the ocean, the Georgia Aquarium is an absolute must-see. Claiming the title as the largest aquarium in the world, the massive downtown attraction is home to countless sea creatures. The mesmerizing Ocean Voyager takes top prize for its staggering array of underwater giants. Watch in wonder as whale sharks, manta rays, and thousands of sharks and fish swim overhead. Watch the other-worldly beluga whales dance in the Cold Water Quest gallery and enjoy an interactive experience petting horseshoe crabs, sea stars and stingrays. Those who'd like an even closer look can partake in the dolphin, sea otter and penguin encounter programs.

Things to Do with Kids: Families come from all over to explore the Georgia Aquarium, which is actually the world's largest. Its 10 million gallons of water are home to thousands of flitting fish and fascinating marine animals, including gargantuan whale sharks, beluga whales and playful otters. The Georgia Aquarium is also the only one in the country to house manta rays; you'll find these creatures patrolling the waters of the exciting Ocean Voyager exhibit.

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Best Attractions & Activities: "SCUBA-certified? Score a once-in-a-lifetime experience and dive with the whale sharks!"

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: See a magnificent array of the world's most majestic sea creatures.

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