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Downtown Aquarium

700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
303-561-4450
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Ranked #30 of 107 Attractions in Denver
Type: Architectural Buildings, Zoos & Aquariums
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, Zoos & Aquariums
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This is a Denver must !!!! I go every time I go to denver The best part is feeding the stingrays and if you feel frisky you can go diving here ( did not have time on this trip tho ) they even have mermaids and tigers !!!! That just makes you feel like a kid again and the restaurant... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was our 1st time here and I've been wanting to come to this place for years on Thanksgiving day because my birthday is near there. Well I should have listened to the comments on facebook and the other reviews!! The staff were rude and stuck-up, buffet had little food, seats were overcrowded and food was bland!! The only good... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I really wanted to go to the aquarium to see the otters, that's all I cared about! I'm so glad we were able to go. A little pricey for how small it was, but I still would go again to see the otters do flips again. :)

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Denver
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61 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It is a great place for families. Get the annual pass if you are planning to go there more than once a year and it is worth it. The place is not very large, but it is nicely done and worth the visit

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Rexburg, Idaho
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26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I hate giving a bad review, and rarely do. However this aquarium leaves much to be desired. I am incredibly easy to please, but I was so disappointed with this visit. I have been to a lot of zoos and aquariums around the country and abroad so yes, I realize my expectations are higher. I took two adult friends who... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Yes, there is an aquarium in Denver. No, it is not world-class like Atlanta. It is, however, a great place for the little ones to get to see and touch some sea life! It takes about 45 minutes to go through and there are some really cool fish and mammals to see. It is a little pricey for the size,... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a very nice attraction with a large variety of water occupants. Anything from sharks to jellyfish. Also, the Landry's restaurant has a view of the tanks and really good food, a superb Reuben and fish tacos along with great service. Go there!

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

Our visit was fun. My 9 year old daughter LOVED watching the Mermaids swim around. You can take a photo with the Mermaids after thier show, but it was a little busy and the line was LONG. We went on a weekend during spring break and it was very busy. I suggest you go during the week if possible. Otherwise,... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My first visit to the Aquarium was with a group of students and I cannot wait to go again. Everything from the well stocked gift shop, to the delicious lunch to the friendly mermaids was simply wonderful. The tiger exhibit was a lovely surprise and the very friendly octupus at the end of the walk though was a joy to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I know this is Colorado so therefore we can have the warm weather mammals. But for the price and how short the exhibit was I think saving my money up and going to SeaWorld would be a whole lot better. If your deciding between that and the zoo, the zoo is way better.

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