Kids day out in Aqua ZooTagged as indoor, aquarium
43681 Rt #12
Alexandria Bay NY 13607
About Aqua Zoo
In 1977 Dave Roberts set out to spend a few days fishing in Central New York. When met with bad weather, Dave continued north to the 1000 Islands. He decided that he loved the area, especially the great fishing!
In 1983 he convinced his new bride, Mary Alice, that the 1000 Islands were also a great honeymoon spot. It was on their honeymoon that Mary Alice asked Dave to make a promise that someday they could return to live and work in this beautiful area.
After 11 years of owning a successful aquarium shop Dave had faith that 'build it and they will come.' Selling everything and leaving behind family and friends they decided to try out the idea of having their very own public aquarium.
With the help of locals Bob and Critter Williams, they were introduced to John Kring. In 1996 Mr. Kring leased them space in a building that housed a produce stand and flea market. They opened with 12 exhibits in 900 square feet. Each year since they have added both aquarium exhibits and dry exhibits such as a great fossil display on loan from friend Terry Side.
After the untimely death of property owner John Kring, they were able to purchase their property giving them a wonderful opportunity to add even more exhibits and update their building both inside and out. Today you can view over 100 sparkling clear aquarium exhibits up to 1500 gallons each featuring fresh and saltwater fish, coral, and invertebrate. Plus many dry exhibits. They also offer 1000 Islands souvenirs and gifts.
Theirs is truly a labor of love. All profits continue to go back into their venture making the AquaZoo a fun, relaxing, educational experience for all ages. Stop in for a visit soon to the only family owned and operated aquarium in the United States.mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=org.grails -DarchetypeArtifactId=grails-maven-archetype -DarchetypeVersion=1.0-SNAPSHOT -DarchetypeRepository=http://snapshots.repository.codehaus.org -DgroupId=proIntraCC -DartifactId=proIntraCC