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Downtown Aquarium

700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
303-561-4450
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Ranked #36 of 144 Attractions in Denver
Type: Architectural Buildings, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.

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Valley Springs, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Great food and reasonable prices. Awesome aquarium and wildlife exhibits for a reasonable price. Quite the surprise to find sharks and sting rays and jellyfish in downtown Denver. A MUST SEE!!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It will be a GREAT experience for Kids... For Adults maybe not that Great... You can find a parking spot outside of the Aquarium parking lot and save some money...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The aquarium was pretty good. Not best but not the worst by far. The otters were our favorite part. The restaurant decor was good, tanks are easily viewed at any set. But the food was not very good. In my opinion, eat lunch elsewhere then come view the fish

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The aquarium curators were phenomenal sharing stories about the sea otters and other habitants of the aquarium. The 9 of us all really enjoyed it and we ranged in age from 13 months to 60 years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

For a fee of $18 you can view plant, fish and exotic animals from the Oceans. With a restaurant on site this is a fun night. With special attractions for kids, including a small petting pond of sting rays the family can enjoy the ocean views. There are sharks and sea horses, and scuba lessons to experience this up close.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a beautiful aquarium. It's really one of the best I've visited. Our grandkids loved it. .Certified divers can arrange to dive with in the shark tank and be among the sharks. They provide all of the equipment and you go in with a dive master.It's a shallow dive and you stay in trenches rather than swim around. Great... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This aquarium facility is a great, unique opportunity for family interaction. We have visited it several times with out-of-town guests (families). It is always fun. The younger one is, the more awe-inspiring the experience. (Especially if one has never been to this kind of attraction.) But "kids of all ages" seem to enjoy the displays. (And be prepared to spend... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An aquarium in Denver? Yes there is! This is a must visit place in Denver for all aquatic lovers. Love this place! For the young to the mature it is a magical place to see such diversity of aquatic life. There is a parking fee as it is an event shared parking lot. After your visit and hungry afterwards, visit... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been to many "inland" aquariums around the country. Honestly, most of them are disappointing. But not the Denver Aquarium. It is a gorgeous building and the exhibits are very well done. I would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoy aquatic life. AND if you are a Scuba Diver, you can arrange to dive in a couple of the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the Denver aquarium. It is bright, clean and easy to move through. There are two sides to the aquarium; one takes you along the Colorado River, from the headwaters to the ocean and you can see the various ecosystems as you walk. There's even a flash flood zone that mimics arroyos... More

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