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Best Aquariums in the US

Ever wanted to touch a shark or stingray? How about see New England’s only white beluga whales? Discover amazing secrets of the sea at the best aquariums in the US.

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, NC
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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

It’s only fitting that the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher should be located near … Cape Fear! You and the kids will encounter plenty of fear-factor moments: Touch a live shark, discover North Carolina’s fiercest predator and come face-to-face with an alligator … if you dare.

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