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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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Interesting and fun

This is a fun place for young kids unless you don't agree with animals in captivity. Aside from fish tanks, there are shows with Dolphins, Orcas and Seals. It is a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Cary, United States
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Livonia, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Really nice attraction for families or any body. While the dolphin show was going on, we decided to check out the other exhibits instead. We had the place to ourselves and it was really fun. There are indoor exhibits from fish to octopus, etc. and also outdoor exhibits that are really nicely laid out. And it is right by the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is probably my favorite attraction on the Gulf Coast. I have a yearly membership and I taken my daughter here many times. This may not seem like a very large attraction, but don't be fooled. With all of the shows and exhibits, there is much to see and do here. Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy all of... More 

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Union
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoy seeing marine life when we are on a coast, so this was an obvious choice. A lady in town who worked at the Gulfarium for 13 years told us all about it. We looked for the sting rays that hide in the large aquarium and listened to the diver give his presentation under water. My daughter is 12... More 

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Cary, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a fun place for young kids unless you don't agree with animals in captivity. Aside from fish tanks, there are shows with Dolphins, Orcas and Seals. It is a little expensive and parking can be a little hard if people are parking there from the pier.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My young granddaughter lost her purse during our visit to the Gulfarium. The staff found her purse, and turned it in. The manager kindly mailed it to me, as we live out of town. All of this was done at no charge. I am grateful to the Gulfarium because the staff was so gracious. They have both integrity, and thoughtfulness.... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been to many Aquariums in the past. I was expecting something inside with a ton of tanks. This is a great little place with almost all outside pools with a variety of animals. Plenty of sunshades, but great to be able to enjoy the great weather that FL receives. I saw the sea lion and dolphin shows. I... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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