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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Small but Fun

Like a small version of SeaWorld without the rides. The shows were fun and informative. The exhibits were interesting and the kids and adults had fun with the hands on exhibit. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Malvern, Arkansas
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Malvern, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Like a small version of SeaWorld without the rides. The shows were fun and informative. The exhibits were interesting and the kids and adults had fun with the hands on exhibit. It is easy to miss the tropical fish exhibit so watch closely.

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Watertown, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was great for a first timer. If someone has been to Sea World or somewhere like that they probably would not be interested in this. For ages 4-10, it was good. The teenager said it was ok. I really liked seeing Baby Kaya. My only reason for not giving a 5 is that you are left lacking something. It... More 

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San Antonio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Took my 2 and 4 year old. Everything is outdoor. There is no relieve from the heat. Dolfin Tank is small and a bit depressing. There were a few sharks and some turtles. I think its over priced. It might be that Sea World is 10 min from where I live, but this place just was not really that great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Be prepared because if the weather is hot because you will mostly be outside as this is where the majority of the exhibits are. I felt bad for many of the marine animals as their enclosures are pretty small. The dolphin show was the best part.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the new dolphin calf & we enjoyed the touch pool. When you this is a small facility & knew it would not be like sea world. However, for the price the shows were a bit lacking.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Gulfarium is an aquarium-like attraction with daily shows of its dolphins, otters, and sea lions, as well as narrated discussions of its other aquatic and reptilian animals. It has significantly expanded in recent years and is a growing attraction. The area accessible to visitors has more than doubled in the last 3 years. While it is much smaller than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very relaxing and entertaining we will return with family and friends. They offer boat rides , wave runner rides and u also can go out to the gulf Coast and look at the wild dolphins ..

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Although this is an old park, it is well kept and has interesting displays of different sea animals. We spoke to one of the staff who was very friendly and well informed. The staff seems to really care for these animals. They had helped to save some of the many sea turtles who were dying due to the cold weather.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was great! Kids really enjoys the animals. Shows were wonderful! Only thing was it was crowded and hard to see the dolphins during the show due to obstacles.

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Vilonia, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The dolphin show was good (although they could have done more tricks)..the other shows were too short and mostly catered to the people who paid for extra encounters. They need more photo opportunities throughout the park. Overall I was disappointed in what we got for the price!

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Additional Information about Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: 850 243 9046
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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