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Gulf World Marine Park

15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
850 234 5271
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, Gardens
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and other furry animals will amaze you. Pay one price and see all the shows... more » Owner description: Our daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and other furry animals will amaze you. Pay one price and see all the shows and explore our indoor and outdoor tropical gardens showcasing penguins, sea turtles, alligators and flamingos. Our stingray petting pool is always a popular activity during your visit. Parking is free and we are open rain or shine.We offer many ways for you to get up close and personal with our animals. You can make a reservation for any of our interactive programs. Our Swim with a Dolphin program is a great opportunity to enter our million-gallon dolphin habitat and get eye to eye with these fantastic animals. The Trainer for a Day program is an all day program behind the scenes working with our trainers caring for our animals. Our Day Camps are filled with fun activities learning about different animals. Our Sea Lion & Dolphin Meet-N-Greet programs allow you to interact with our animals and trainers during training sessions. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The park was a little on the small side for the price you pay, but overall it was a fun little outing for the kids. The dolphin and sea lion show were very cute, and the animals were very interactive. The staff there was extremely nice and all seemed to truly enjoy their job. I don't know if we would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went on a day that was rainy. We had a great time and really enjoyed the shows. My kids favorite was petting the sting rays. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you check online you will find printable coupons for a few bucks off.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is great place for kids and adults. You won't be disappointed. The shows are entertaining and have educational value as well.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very clean, animals seemed well treated and were mostly rescue animals. Enjpyed the turtles especially.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a very small park compared to places like Sea World, but it is nice for the price. As they advertise, you can see the whole thing in about 3-4 hours if you go to the shows one right after the other. Of course, there are exhibits that you could spend more time at if you wanted. Some of... More

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is not a large place, but it is big enough to spend a good 3 to 4 hours in. We saw all the shows and feedings. I liked how they have numbered everything on the printout. This makes it easy to see everything. We loved the sea lion and the dolphin shows the best, but it was all good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We live I. Texas and visited PCB for the first time this year. My family and I laws enjoyed our day at this place. I feel that the front staff could have greeted us with a little better customer service, but the staff after that we're amazing. We did leave for lunch and came back and had a rude comment... More

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Newnan Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It has been 12 years since we first went to Gulf World during a tropical storm. Not many places were open but Gulf World still held the how and wowed us. We went back this summer for another visit and it did not disappoint again. Great show and a lot more to do as well. Loved the animals.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a wonderful experience. The staff are very knowledgeable and polite. Really enjoyed the Sea Lion and Dolphin Shows! When I visit the area again-I would probably return!

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Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I read several negative reviews on this place and was very hesitant. When we arrived the staff was very friendly and cheerful. We began our tour. We saw the staff working with the dolphins and they treated them so well! The habitats were very clean! We were able to pet the stingray, watch the sharks and turtles feed, see a... More

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