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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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Nice Family Place to Visit

Nice place to spend a couple of hours visiting. A lot of good exhibits. Underwater viewing of the dolphins and the hands on reef were really nice. Also some shows for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice place to spend a couple of hours visiting. A lot of good exhibits. Underwater viewing of the dolphins and the hands on reef were really nice. Also some shows for entertainment and educational value as well. A couple of the exhibits were a bit sad. The sea turtle, for example, had just a pool he sat in and you... More 

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Counce, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

FOUND TO BE a little expensive for what you got in return . Seemed out dated . Was ok but be a while before going back .

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited here while vacationing in Pensacola. This is a rather small attraction unless you take the time and spend the money to do the behind the scenes and animal interactions. Adult prices start at 13 years of age so if you are taking teens plan on spending the extra for them as an adult. Adult tickets were about $22... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our 7 year old who is an avid animal lover and she had a blast! The Gulfarium offers a wide array of shows that were packed with great information regarding the animals. We were also impressed with the number of encounters that were offered. We spent the $45 for the Discover Dolphin encounter which ended up being a... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to the Gulfarium while vacationing in Destin. It was a waste of our time and money. The Gulfarium is very small and the enclosures for the animals were dirty with a lot of algae in them. We couldn't even get seats to the shows because it was so crowded. They do not have enough room to... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I throughly enjoyed being immersed in the tank with the 2 friendly dolphins. We will bring our granddaughter there next month so she can have an experience of a lifetime

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had planned on visiting while we were in Destin and making a day of the visit. It was smaller than expected on arrival, but the shows were good. We weren't able to make a full day, but it did take up most of the morning. You need to arrive early for the shows to get good seating. It happened... More 

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Metropolis, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My cousin and I have been going here since we were kids. It was the one big thing we did. Now I bring my kids here every year as tradition. It has changed a lot over the years. Still a great place to bring your family!!!! Love it

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a great time.getting to see dolphins so close up was a wonderful experience for our kids.Something we will always remember.something everybody should experience! Everyone should go see the dolphin show.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Don't go here if you are expecting the Atlanta aquarium. Its small, with far fewer exhibits. However, they do have unique marine animals, a good dolphin show and a number of up close experiences that make this a nice day, especially for little ones.

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Additional Information about Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Address: 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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