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Best Place To Take Visitors (2012)
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey
The mesmerizing sway of the kelp forest and ancient-looking faces of seahorses hint at the timelessness that keeps you and your visitors engaged for an entire day. A new gallery on plastics features sculptures of an albatross, a turtle and a humpback whale—crafted from utensils, toys and wrappers. Coming soon are 16 more species of jellies, pulsing magenta and chartreuse, from all over the globe, an added bonus to the museum-like displays of natural beauty