One Fish, Two Fish: 8 Fantastic Places to See & Touch Fish

Kids love fish. And there’s probably a good reason why. They watch them on the big screen, eat snacks shaped like them and even visit entire theme parks dedicated to them. So why not make your little fish fanatic happy this fall by heading to one of these local spots to watch (or even touch) our finned friends. Swim, err, flip through the gallery to see our favorite places where fish lovers (big and small) can meet these creatures of the deep.

Seattle Japanese Garden

The Seattle Japanese Garden is a hidden gem tucked away in the Washington Park Arboretum. You'll enter through the gatehouse and walk over stone and wooden bridges, past Japanese lanterns, to a lake filled with huge koi carp. Just spending a little bit of time here will hopefully bring out your inner zen master. You'll also see red-eared slider turtles and, perhaps, a great blue heron.

Seattle Japanese Garden
1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.
Seattle, Wa 98112
Online: seattlejapanesegarden.org/

Hours: Vary with the season; see website.

Cost: $6/Adults; $4/Youth (6-17), Seniors (65 & older), College students with ID, ADA; 5 & under Free.

photo: Paul & Hien Brown via Flickr

Have you visited these fishy attractions? Did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

— Helen Walker Green


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