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Downtown Aquarium

700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
303-561-4450
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Ranked #35 of 135 attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Neat place.. Small and pricey.. But worth a bad weather stop for an afternoon.. Probably a 2 hour activity if you don't eat in the restaurant..

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This rating (4 stars) is based on their restaurant (NOT their aquarium). They have a huge fish tank in the restaurant and a small portion of it is visible by the bar. The food is pretty basic and I wasn't that impressed by the calamari; however, their happy hour prices were amazing. All of their drinks are $5 or less.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had a good time at this aquarium and appreciated the wheelchairs available at the entrance for free. My wife and I were kinda stressed to take our adult special needs daughter to this aquarium, but we were able to have a good, 2 hour visit. Our daughter LOVED the tiger!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Although the aquarium can be a little busy, this is a great place for families (old and young children). It is a little pricey (both aquarium and restaurant).

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went in September 2013. It was nice, not too crowded. It's a fun venue with plenty to offer. We especially enjoyed the otters and the walk-through tunnel. It was a little pricey, and the restaurant was delightful but was over-priced for what you get, not that you have to eat there.

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Dalhart, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went during spring break this year. It was way too crowded to enjoy, the pathway was too narrow to accommodate all the people although the girls did get to see the mermaids swim which made the visit okay. Would not recommend going during peak season, did not enjoy this and we usually love aquariums.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We love the aquarium! Anywhere and any place we will try and find one. This aquarium was a lot of fun for our youngest and oldest kids. The shark feeding was pretty awesome and I recommend getting their early as it does fill up.

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have visited the Denver Aquarium 3 times now. It's a fun venue with plenty to offer. It's a little expensive, and the restaurant is waaaay over-priced for what you get, but the exhibit itself is great. They offer a wonderful variety of both aquatic and land based animals from all over the world. The flash flood section is really... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We live in the Denver metro area and have been to this aquarium a few times over the years. My kids have always liked to go here, but I personally don't care for it. Warning, there are a LOT of strollers in the halls.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

What a great venue. The Aquarium is built in sections that emulate different regions of the globe. From coral to sharks and even tigers. This is a family friendly facility. If you don't like small children or strollers, stay away. I have taken my grandson a few times and each time there there was something new to see. The kids... More

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