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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 243 9046
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Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Rain-Go to GULFARIUM!! It was a wonderful day spent!!! The traffic is bad in Destin, but worth it. This aquarium has the best people working there. We made certain to attend all the little "chats" of all the animals-enough time to see them all. Watched feedings, games, shows, etc. It was just wonderful. If I hadn't already swam with dolphins... More

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Ky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was a good day trip with a 6 year old son. There was lots to see and touch! The sea lion and dolphin shows were good and having the gulf as the background was not too shabby either! The gift shop was very pricey but overall a good experience!

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Albertville
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If this marine park seemed to be offering its animals a stimulating environment and adequate care, I would gladly fork over the cash to take my family. I had been several years ago and didn't enjoy the park, but read some online reviews that highlighted renovation efforts, so I decided to give it another try. Wrong choice. The dolphins' tank... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for "Spectacular" this is not the place. but if your looking to get off the beach and away from the crowds this is a great place to go for a couple hours. the interactive touch title pool is awesome, especially for the little ones. The shows are not long, but very entertaining. it has a variety... More

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Longview, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great shows and exhibits. The major challenge was that this place is located on the oceanside meaning in the summer it's hot and humid so after some time it becomes really challenging to stay there.

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Indiana
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We went with our 3 young children - all had fun. Dolphin show and sea lion shows were the highlights. Also enjoyed touch tank. Glad we went, as we're hesitant it might be too small, but overall happy. A little pricey, though. Nice views, as right on the beach. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. Good break from the... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We were looking for something to do outside of swimming in the pool and ocean. Despite the conflicted reviews, we went and have to agree that it is not anything special. It's small but is neat to see some of the sea animals up closer. The sea lion and dolphin show were entertaining. Our kids are 9 and 12. May... More

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Morgan City, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The dolphin show was great but the glass was so dirty that I couldn't take any pictures. We did enjoy everything else. It was time to spare while waiting for our hotel to be ready

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Gulfarium was perfect for me and my 3 year old son. He enjoyed the dolphin show, looking at the various fish, petting Charlie the bird, and petting a snake. This place reminded me of a mini version of SeaWorld. They had a few shows to go see, we only watched the Sea Lions and the Dolphin Show, but I'm sure... More

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Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
46 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The enclosures for the animals are small, too small. They are (according to online articles) actively breeding dolphins for life in captivity. The place is drab and outdated. It is all around incredibly depressing. Please think about what you are supporting before you chose to pay for this attraction.... take a dolphin cruise instead and enjoy the animals in their... More

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