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Downtown Aquarium

700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
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Ranked #35 of 139 attractions in Denver
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nice aquarium with lots of different exhibits. We found it to be expensive, especially for families. We really enjoyed that you got the deluxe package you got two "tokens" that you could use to feed the stingrays. They only feed them every so often, so you might have to wait a bit, but it is worth the wait! We found... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the tour, just over an hour if you really look at everything, the interaction with the animals, and the shows. Kinda pricey, and no military discount.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I spent the morning here with friends and enjoyed every minute watching many kinds of fish and exhibits I did feel that the names of kinds of different fish in the tanks could have been more explicit. Instead of just naming a couple But an enjoyable visit for the price

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Williamsburg, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great aquarium. Be sure to see the "mermaids" here. Lots of interesting exhibits, even some unexpected ones! Lots of all kinds of aquatic animals plus even has tigers. Took several hours to visit.

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The aquarium is fun for the kids but completely overpriced and the tigers are miserable! I felt bad for them and couldn't even stand to watch them in the inside enclosure with no ability to be outside. We did have dinner in the restaurant and it was the worst food I have ever tasted. I made the server take it... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I was in Denver for the NEA convention and had a very good time at the aquarium. It was a little expensive but after getting on the inside it was well worth the viewing. The sites of the fish were amazing. We really enjoyed it.

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Greybull, Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My kids loved the mermaids. Also being able to take their picture with them was awesome! Overall a great family day!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fun for families and nice area to cool off in the summer months. Educational and fun for children of all ages -- I've even seen teens enjoying themselves! Lots of picture opportunities and the stingray feeding tank is a little scary, but a cool opportunity that is not very expensive.

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Richland, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

$17.99 buys you a ticket to tour the Aquarium. I am spoiled after touring the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. This facility is great for someone that has never been to an Aquarium. The walk-ways could be wider to accommodate the people. Alot of "bunching up" was experienced at the more popular viewing tanks and exhibits. We did have an... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We decided to visit the aquarium since it was too hot out for us to enjoy the zoo. This was a really nice aquarium. My three kids, aged 16 months, 3, and 7 all enjoyed it. My oldest loved the sharks. They had two mermaids to get your picture taken with, which my 3-year-old loved. My children also enjoyed touching... More

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