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Address: 700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
Phone Number: 303-561-4450
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate...

This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.

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Also had tigers!

Interesting aquarium since it also had tigers. Not extremely large but nicely done. We especially liked the exhibit with the flooding. If you're looking for a half-day type... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aner3310
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Mequon, Wisconsin

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great aquarium, ideal location, solid information, no crowds! see the fish, experience a tsunami and see the tigers, a great combination!

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting aquarium since it also had tigers. Not extremely large but nicely done. We especially liked the exhibit with the flooding. If you're looking for a half-day type spot this is good.

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119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I actually went here for a work related after conference get together. They had a nice, large dining room and a BAR! I did not expect that! It was well catered and we were able to meander around the aquarium which was a great surprise as well. I have never been there before and would highly recommend it for families... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Shanghai, China
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to better aquariums in other parts of the world! Denver has many other spectacular attractions, unfortunately this is not one of them. There is a restaurant to watch the fish, the mermaids, and the divers feed fish while enjoying an average/expensive meal! A unique attraction for a land locked city!

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Aurora, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my scuba diving certifications here. What a cool experience swimming with the sharks and I got to have my family sit in the dinning area and watch me!

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Thank Sarah S
Poolesville, Maryland
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the largest aquarium I have been to but it is still nice. A little on the expensive side. The exhibits where well kept and maintained with a decent variety of fish.

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Thank lawdawg653
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two adults and a 4 yo... 45.00 with online kid coupon. Only took 1.5 hours (of course he only ran from tank to tank). The Mermaid show was amazing!!!! If they had only had real mermaids when I was a kid... Sharks were great, otters fun and tigers never moved. Got to pet a starfish and sting Ray. Had lunch... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good aquarium with wonderful collection of fishes. The mermaid show is simply awesome. You can watch sharks closely and have a peak at the stingrays too.

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Thank Devajith
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time and it was amazing! The hole family was happy 8,9,12,13. They all loved it. We stayed a lot longer than planned so make time and don't rush.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Denver Aquarium is a fun place to spend an afternoon with the family. They have mermaids that put on a show and kids love it. They have tigers that are usually on exhibit.

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