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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 2013
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 older children, Activities for young children
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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We loved this place. Like our own private little Sea world. No crowds, a nice variety of shows and sea animals plus pretty birds. I recommend going here if you are in Panama City Beach area. A fun little place.

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Petersburg, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This looks small from the outside but it's much larger once you get in! Our toddler loved seeing all the animals up close. If you can, try and time your visit around the shows you want to see. The reptile and sea lion shows were great!! I really liked that their dolphins were rescues too.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Gulf World during Spring Break and were surprised at the great shows offered. The staff were exceptional! It is evident that the animal trainers really love the animals and enjoy what they do. We were privileged to have the opportunity to remain after the park closed and chat with one of the trainers. He answered tons of questions... More

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at Gulf World. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. They do a great job with the animals and you can see that they love the animals they work with, it is more than just job! The facility is well kept, but the bathrooms could use some work.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A second visit in the last 5 years and yes, even though the kids are in their late teens, they still enjoyed the shows. Today in PCB the weather was nasty so we headed out after breakfast to enjoy the shows at Gulf World Marine Park and we were not disappointed. While the shows were good, the AAA discount was... More

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place is awesome. Way better than Seaworld! You get to get up close and personal and the trainers are amazing! Awesome activity that the family will enjoy for the entire day. You can see that the people that work there are doing it for the Love of it!

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Rensselaer, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Gulf World was fun for our family, even on a rainy day. Well worth every penny we spent. Many up-close and personal shows with land and sea animals. Our kids loved the "dance with the dolphins" after the show. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, and most of the animals are "rescues", which makes you feel good about the whole experience.... More

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very clean and friendly facility. Opportunity for adults and children to view many sea creatures. Opportunity for children interact individually with the stars of the shows.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Fun place to go to if you need a break from the beach!! Fun for all ages!!! We had a blast!!!! Fun, clean and just a great place to visit while in PCB!!! Dolphin show was great!!

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Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Really nice small attraction. You get close to the animals --- get to pet a sting ray. Dolphin show is excellent, excellent! Food available on site.

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