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Visiting Washington DC from UK - any advice on aquatic areas of interest

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Aftab, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Aftab

    Aftab Junior Poster

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    Hi all

    I am visiting Washington DC in mid November, will be staying in the Baltimore region and plan to go to New York and Niagra Falls amongst others.

    Are there any particular areas of aquatic interest that I could visit on my vacation and any other non-aquatic recommendations to visit.

    Any precautions, places to avoid ?!

    Aftab
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  2. hbosman

    hbosman Guru Class Expert

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    Baltimore and Washington DC have aquariums. The Baltimore one is nice, I haven't been to the DC one - even though, it's only a few blocks from my work. The link for both is below:

    http://www.aqua.org/

    If by any chance you can get to Atlanta Georgia, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world. Gallon wise, it's larger than the one in Japan.

    http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/
     
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    That must be awesome. It goes on my list of things to see.
     
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    Don't go during springbreak though. It was packed.
     
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    That will be tough b/c my wife is a teacher and she's off when the students are.
     
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    Thank you for asking. I hadn't been to the National Zoo in a long while. It's close to where I live, so I went today. They added an Amazonian exhibit to the zoo about eight years or more ago - a 15 minute walk from Adams Morgan. They've added some planted display tanks as you walk in. Beautiful wood hard scapes with low light plants. The larger exhibits have Fresh water rays, etc. Not over the top, not big like the Georgia Aquarium. :D

    Parking costs $10/hr - $20 for +3 hours. Take the metro line and catch the H2 bus, or the H4, both will drop you off at the back entrance of the National Zoo. Just inside, Amazonian building to your left. :cool:
    http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Amazonia/Exhibit/tour/default.cfm
     
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    Oh well, at least she'll be used to the noisey kids. LOL
    I'm only used to two!
     
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    I don't think she'll mind but, I do not like crowds, never did. Heck, I'll go anyway:)
     
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    Funny, funny reefer man.
    Have a drink at the The Reef afterwards. http://www.thereefdc.com/

    [video=youtube;D44pyeEvhcQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44pyeEvhcQ[/video]
     
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    It'll still be worth it. I'd do it again if I could only go during Springbreak.
     
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    Aftab,

    If you are in town on November 13th, Discus Hans will be speaking at the CCA (Metro accessible).
    While I have never been to his show room in Baltimore, if you keep Discus and you are able to get to Middle River, Maryland, make an appointment to see Hans at his store. :D
     
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