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Inside The Belle Isle Aquarium

Originally designed by Albert Kahn ( the "Architect of Detroit" ) , the Belle Isle Aquarium opened in 1904. It had been the oldest continually open Aquarium until it closed due to lack of funds in 2005. During Prohibition times, there was a secret speakeasy in the basement here. There are currently efforts to reopen the aquarium - for more info please go to www.belleisleconservancy.org/get-involved/become-a-member/

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Taken on July 28, 2012