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Gulf World Marine Park

Address: 15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone Number: 850 234 5271
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Minneapolis, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had a great time at Gulf World. You can get real close to all the animals and we even shook hands with a dolphin! You can leave and re-enter the park on the same day which was perfect so our little one could take a nap. Great time for a good price!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The dolphin and sea lion shows were great! Fun way to spend a few hours. Clean park, interesting shows. Would definitely go back.

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new richmond wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very nice place for all ages. Close to animals, very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Will surely go back!

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent, affordable Marine Park. Fun for all ages! Dolphin, Sea Lion, and Exotic Bird shows as well as feeding tanks, Sting Ray petting and many informative displays and activities. For extra fees you can swim with the Dophins, be a trainer for the day, or have your picture taken with a Marine Animal. The park has music shows in the... More 

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Holland, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Much similar to Sea World in Orlando but on a smaller scale which adds to the enjoyment of the Park. You are much closer to the animals. A must see attraction in the Panama City Beach area. An excellent show for adults as well as youth.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The kids loved being able to interact with so many animals. The reptile show was funny and all of the kids got to hold a reptile. The picture was only $10, and a great memento. The shows were all educational and entertaining and the animals were all so close. We were able to touch and interact with many of them.... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A must stop for families kids love it, shows approximately 3 hours, 2 a day morning and afternoon. Rates: General Park Admission Adults $28.00 + tax Seniors over the age of 55 $23.00 + tax Children ages 5 – 11 $18.00 + tax Children 4 and under are our guest

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Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I would recommend gluf world to everyone (a must see ) the dolphin show was very intertaining sea lion show, birds , you can spend all day . So much to see , it is worth the money

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Tremont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a fantastic time in Gulf World last winter! The shows are great, and we went swimming with a dolphin too. It was so cool and a life-changing experience. 😊

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We really enjoyed all the shows, the trainers did an excellent job and the shows are educational and funny. My 7 year old boy really loved it.

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