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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: 850 243 9046
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Description: Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our...
Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in our new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.
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Great for young families

My 6 year olds loved the park. We went as soon as the park opened on a week day. Great time to go! Not too busy! We had seen all the shows we wanted to enjoy by 12:30. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The shows were fantastic. My 6 year old had such a great time... well she wasn't the only one! We will definitely be back!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I dont like to write negative reviews but I was very disapointed. I read previous reviews that said it was about a 3 hour visit if you wanted to see everything in the park. My family and I visited each attraction and saw everything the prk had to offer in 1 hour. The only way to get a good look... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A great experience for kids. Great shows and very attentive staff. Had a lot to view and kept kids attention. Love the sea otters.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My 6 year olds loved the park. We went as soon as the park opened on a week day. Great time to go! Not too busy! We had seen all the shows we wanted to enjoy by 12:30. Good thing, because it started to get SUPER HOT!!! Not a lot of breeze!

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wonderful place to visit! A must see while you are in the area. It has everything you would expect to find, and DO NOT miss the dolphin show!

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is our third visit to the Gulfarium and a few things have changed over the years, but not all that much. They still take your picture at the entrance. We got a 10% military discount for the regular admission, but they do not give the discount for the animal encounters, which all cost quite a bit extra. Our daughter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The gulfarium was good for a small local attraction. They do a god job of providing education about the various attractions. We took advantage of the 60th anniversary discount which made it very affordable. We went early which I recommend. It was very crowded around lunch as we were leaving.

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Chipley, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We traveled to FWB, Okaloosa Island twice this summer to visit the Gulfarium with my 2 year old. He absolutely loves the sea horses, dolphins and sharks. Highly recomment visiting with your children. Many interesting species to view & friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Too Much fun. If you love sea life you must go. The dolphin and sea lion shows are too much fun. they have a hands on area where you can pick up starfish and other sea life. No of my favorite places to go in Fort Walton

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As all the other reviewers have said, this is a special and surprisingly fun place to visit. If you enjoy seeing seals and dolphins and other ocean life, this is the place to be. They have shows at regular intervals that are entertaining and informative. Also walk through areas for viewing. It is very affordable and a great activity for... More 

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