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New England Aquarium

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Both New England Aquarium and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are rated highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the choice of most reviewers compared to New England Aquarium. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum scores 97 with positive reviews from 11 publications like Afar Magazine, concierge.com and Not For Tourists.

Both New England Aquarium and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are rated highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the choice of most reviewers compared to New England Aquarium. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum scores 97 with positive reviews from 11 publications like Afar Magazine, concierge.com and Not For Tourists.

tripexpert score
86
#16 in Boston
location

Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Located right on Boston Harbor on Central Wharf, the New England Aquarium is home to animals from both the Northeast and around the world.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This aquarium challenges you to imagine life under and around the sea. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This complex is home to more than 30,000 fish and aquatic mammals, and at busy times, it seems to contain at least that many people. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The dimmed light gives the illusion of an underwater world. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Check out penguin snack-time. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Boston

280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

  • 13 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Isabella Stewart Gardner was an heiress and something of a black sheep of late-19th- and early-20th-century Boston society: She was a rabid Red Sox and horse-racing fan.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Today, it's probably America's most idiosyncratic treasure house. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The pièce de résistance is the magnificent skylit courtyard, filled year-round with fresh flowers grown by the museum's horticultural staff. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Isabella Stewart Gardner built Fenway Court, which resembles a 15C Venetian-style palace, to showcase her magnificent art collection in an intimate setting. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Eccentric collection highlighting the Renaissance and the pleasures of having money. A gem. Full Review →

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