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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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Nice to get close up but shows a little short but overall good for the kids, can be a bit expensive if they all want to do the extras and they could let you take drinks in with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend visiting the Gulfarium if you are in the area. The interactive shows were very entertaining. Loved all of the animal stations. I liked how if you wanted to see all of the shows you could do so. They were all spaced out so that you could enjoy all of them instead of only being able to see... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is kind of a miniature version of Sea World (no affiliation). The dolphin show was somewhat truncated because the mother and daughter dolphins were both pregnant. Interesting, and probably much enjoyed by children. The weather was such that it was uncomfortable to watch the dolphin or sea lion shows, since the bleachers for either were under a pavilion... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was our second time visiting the Gulfarium. We only came a second time because out son really enjoyed Zachary the Dolphin. We found out shortly after we were there that he has been moved to a different location in Florida. Talk about upsetting a child. I definitely think it's overpriced for what you see and do.

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Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The staff and exhibits are great. We arrived early and had the opportunity to talk to one of their staff members for a bit before the dolphin show. Amy was wonderful! So personable and very knowledgable, answering all of our questions and throwing in some cool facts about dolphins. The trainers are wonderful. It was a great way to spend... More 

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Elkton, Kentucky
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It cost way to much money for what they have!! It is nice and everything but it just isn't something my family will do again. They have three sharks that just lay at the bottom of the pool, a sea turtle, three dolphin, a few small alligator, and everything else you can pretty much see at a pet shop.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Don't waste your time or money! Dolphin show was boring, we left 10 minutes in. Rest of the 'aquarium ' was very outdated & blah!

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice to get close up but shows a little short but overall good for the kids, can be a bit expensive if they all want to do the extras and they could let you take drinks in with you !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is an older and smaller park, so don't expect Seaworld type things. We took our 10 year old daughter and enjoyed a couple of hours there. The dolphin and sea lion show were great and really lengthened our time spent here. Otherwise you could walk through very quickly. The best part was that the trainers stayed and answered our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place was a complete waste of both precious vacation time and money. No educational identification or information about the limited creatures that were there. Several exhibit were closed. Not enough seating for the dolphin show. Absurdly over priced. I've been to several aquariums and zoos alike that were much more reasonably priced and enjoyable. I usually don't write reviews... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We decided to go to the Gulfarium because our 6 year old loves animals of all types and we figured our 13 month old would enjoy it as well. We were correct on both accounts. Overall the experience for me was okay to pretty good. The place doesn't compare to Sea World, Sea World is way better. It was a... More 

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