Fort Fisher Aquarium voted one of the best in the country

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The fish pool outside the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo by Hannah Leyva.
The fish pool outside the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Travelers have chosen the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher as one of the top 25 aquariums in the country.

Review site TripAdvisor has released the winners of its 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards. Under the attractions section, the Fort Fisher location came in at No. 16 on the list of best aquariums in the United States. It’s also rated the No. 1 attraction in Kure Beach.

Visitors that left reviews raved about the amount and quality of attractions for a smaller facility. Many also liked the local focus on the Cape Fear region. Highlights of the aquarium include an albino alligator named Luna and the only spotted eagle ray on exhibit in North Carolina.

The full list of 25 aquariums can be found here. More information on the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is available here.