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Downtown Aquarium

Address: 700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
Phone Number: 303-561-4450
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Ranked #30 of 109 Attractions in Denver
Type: Architectural Buildings, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Probably the worst Aquarium that I have ever been to, and I have been to quite a few over the years. Poor attraction - it only took our group of 10 about 35 minutes to go through...and it was a pricey joke on us....ergo, don't waste your money.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was my least favorite place in Denver that we visited. I feel it was over priced and crowded. We were funneled I. To get a pic and then later given many package deals for photos- gross. I wish they taught more conservation. Sadly no. There was nothing overly exciting other than the sharks. I would recommend going when it's... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took our grandkids to the Aquarium because we knew it was a exciting place, as the year prior we bought my daughter a scuba diving with sharks adventure and it was unbelievable!! To see her swim around and use hand signs to communicate with me and the other viewers was AWSOME! Money well spent. So on... More 

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Honestly, we found it really crowded when we went. The one area kids could participate and touch the animals my daughter was pushed or crowded out. Also, we spent a lot of money and were done in an hour. Even though we are from Colorado we much prefer the Aquarium in Seattle. This one was not worth our time and... More 

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El Centro, CA, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A friend and I had occasion to visit the Denver Aquarium this week. It's not a big facility, but they do well with what they have. I especially liked the fresh water exhibits, because you don't see those very much, most aquariums being almost exclusively salt-water oriented. And, they have a tiger. I've been to aquariums all over the US,... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I loved this place! Very interactive and the tanks are amazing! You even get to see a tiger! Don't forget to stop by the bar in the basement. Really cool set-up, you can slip martinis with the fish. 3-6 is their happy hour. Has $3 apps and $4 martinis. Stop by if you can! $19 for adults.

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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went specifically for dinner because the aquarium was closed. We enjoyed our meal, but it was very expensive. I suppose we were paying for the atmosphere, which was interesting. We got to see the mermaids come out twice during the time we were there. Our meals took longer than expected to come out. All the food was delicious. We... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went in 2013 with the b/f and had a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the hands on manta ray tank and the huge shark tank. I didn't try out the restaurant so I'm not sure about the service or food they offer. Great time spent!

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to the Aquarium on a very cold night, so it was very quiet in there. The woman at the ticket counter was sweet when we bought our tickets. I only wish the otters were out playing, but it was too late and they were fast asleep. The shark tank was our favorite! A little pricey, was hoping they'd... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place was great! Children loved all the interactive things and enjoyed feeding the Rays. They also offer a military discount to military ID card holders at the ticket gate. Parking was a little expensive, 7$. I would visit this again! Don't forget your camera and a few dollars to buy food to feed the Rays.

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