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National Aquarium

Av. de las Americas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
809-592-1509
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Ranked #23 of 72 attractions in Santo Domingo
Type: Aquariums
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San Antonio, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Outdoor aquarium adjacent to the ocean. Nice view/scenery of the ocean, great for sitting on the bench and enjoying the outdoors. Small aquarium that provided something to do to kill some time-nothing spectacular.

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Elmer, New Jersey
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

On a recent missions trip we took a group of kids from a very poor barrios to the aquarium. Each group gets led through the aquarium by a tour guide. Our guide was fun and informative. But even without the guide the kids were mesmerized by all the fish on display. They especially liked seeing the diver in the huge... More

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Ucluelet, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My family visited this aquarium in January 2014, and have to give our honest opinion. It lacked care and cleanliness. The water in the tanks was not clear and several displays were not functioning. We did not stay long. Hopefully the operators are aware of the situation and improve the conditions soon for the existing specimens.

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Huntington Beach, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

For the Dominican Republic, this aquarium is quite nice. From a world class standpoint or from the point of view of appropriate animal care, it leaves much to be desired. The space available for the sea turtles is heartbreaking. The layout is nice and comfortable (for the humans) with a fair number of exhibits. It was constructed to be a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The aquarium itself is pretty simple and not particularly worthwhile, but there's a big garden on the back where you can get a great view of the Caribbean and the city of Santo Domingo that makes the trip worthwhile, if you have a couple of hours to spare.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

i love it, everything i can i go, you can go with friends, family, girlfriend, and u will have an amazing tiime.... it just doesnt get old, the sharks tank has a tunel were u pass and i feel inside the water...amazing

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Good for kids. A bit boring for adults. It's just a lot of aquariums with fish. They did have some rays and nurse sharks.

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Bonaire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Even if I come from an island with so much fish species I still enjoy the fish in this big aquarium. I've even been to the Ocean World Adventure park and it's a must to go seeing and do a dolphin program.(Puerto Plata)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

I went in September 2010. There aren't many fish or anything but the admission is cheap. It is still amusing. The sight is to die for though. It is located on a cliff and you can see the gorgeous & turquoise sea. If staying in Santo Domingo, you should definitely go to the aquarium.

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Cabrera, Dominican Republic
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

All things considered, this place is worth visiting, especially if you have kids. No, it's not huge and there are no dolphins doing back flips (which is good), but there is a decent amount of marine life...enough to keep you entertained for a couple of hours. Oh, and during our visit the restrooms were the cleanest public restrooms we've seen... More

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