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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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Surprisingly good, but plan about 90 minutes

We've lived in the area for ten years and hadn't ever visited the Okaloosa Island Gulfarium. There was much more to see than we had expected, but we found ourselves bored between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ft Walton Beach FL
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We needed to fill in some time, so we thought going to the marine park would be a good adventure. It was not even close to being what we had seen at other marine parks. The dolphin show was not even being offered for some reason. The park seemed unorganized and run down. Sorry...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We needed to find a spot to get the sunburned kids out of the sun for part of a day and this was the spot. They had a great time seeing all of the animals and didn't complain once that they were missing the beach (I call that a success). The animal encounters are a bit pricy but it's al... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place is overpriced! It's nice but with the stingrays and dolphin shows out of commission we were done in an hour! We got to see the new baby dolphin which was cool and see them train some of the other dolphins, but like I said we had went thru the whole place in about an hour!

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Metairie
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was an awesome visit. 4 grown women and we were like kids. Great for everyone. The animals were nice.the staff was very knowledgeable and eager to help . would return

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Ft Walton Beach FL
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We've lived in the area for ten years and hadn't ever visited the Okaloosa Island Gulfarium. There was much more to see than we had expected, but we found ourselves bored between shows. Unless you are a marine biologist, you can view all of the displays (which were nicely done) in about 30 - 45 minutes. The dolphin show was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I heard so many great things about this but when we got there it was a waste of money! Yes the animals were amazing but it was so not worth the money

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Columbia, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a fun couple hours there while on vacation last month. Took in the Dolphin and Sea Lion shows, which were good but nothing out of the ordinary. My 3 1/2 yr. old really enjoyed the other displays where she could get close to the Alligators, Sharks, Turtles and other sea life. I really enjoyed the display where you were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My sister, I, and three of my cousins were in Fort Walton Beach for my mother's 91st birthday. The out-of-town crew went to the Gulfarium while my sister and my mom ran errands. What a great way to spend the morning. We saw the sea lion show and smiled. The indoor aquariums were beautiful and peaceful. I had taken my... More 

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Herndon, KY
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Excellent attraction. The seal lion show was great! The otter chat and dolphin chat were great. Nice place to take small children. But we enjoyed it as well. Very nice gift shop. They have food but we didn't get anything. Bathrooms were clean. Would highly recommend if you are in the area.

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Homosassa, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Expensive, too few events, some facilities need more attention. It was difficult to see some of the conditions that these poor creatures must endure. Not the cleanest place I have ever seen. They offer lower rates for senior citizens, but unless you make a stink, they charge you the higher rate.

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