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Tourists and locals alike will want to visit Mariner Square in Newport – home of the Oregon Undersea Gardens, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and The Wax Works. Set on the bustling causeway lining Newport’s Historic Bay Front – Mariner Square has long been a favorite destination for travelers from near and far. “There is nothing lik e the Oregon Undersea Gardens, which is the last aquarium left out of 11 originally built in the 1960’s,” says David Heater, General Manager. You will come face to face with the excitement, the wonder, the magic and mystery of the underwater world. Beneath the surface, all manner of fish swim through our aquatic kelp forest. Amongst ghostly gardens of white and crimson anemones, the ferocious looking Wolf eel lurks and sometimes the largest species of octopus in the world glides the reef. The sea gives up its secrets in our unique underwater theater. Continuous dive shows are filled with action and surprises. Expertly narrated by knowledgeable tour guides, you’ll get to know the stars of this sub-marine drama. See this one of a kind exhibit while you can in 2015. will experience some of the world’s most bizarre sights, from the stage show in our Odditorium to our authentic shrunken head. See the room of ancient musical instruments and miniature wonders. And a trip to the coast would not be complete without seeing the Fiji mermaid, and we’ve got that here too! Mariner Square 250 S.W. Bay Boulevard Newport, Oregon 97365 Phone: 541-265-2206 Web: www.marinersquare.com REGION 2: CENTRAL COAST MARINERS SQUARE Meet the crew of MASH, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe and even Frankenstein at The Wax Works. There are many sculptures, elaborately molded and detailed to delight our visitors. Kids and adults alike will enjoy our interactive exhibits. Want to try karaoke in our You’ve Got Talent exhibit, or perhaps you would like to be at the console in our Star Trek exhibit? Please be careful of ending up like Golem in our Lord of the Rings exhibit or accidentally going into hyper-space with the Star Wars’ crew! Are you ready for the weird and wacky, strange and wonderful? Then our Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is for you. Florence Bridge, Oregon © werner 22 brigitte WWW.OREGONTRAVELCOUNCIL.COM 39