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Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 720 2224
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the...
The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote. Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds. Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture, can be seen throughout the exhibit.
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Nestled away, great Dallas gem

I was in Dallas for a business trip and had a chance to sneak away for a few hours. The World Aquarium was hard for me to find, but well worth it once I got inside. The price for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I was in Dallas for a business trip and had a chance to sneak away for a few hours. The World Aquarium was hard for me to find, but well worth it once I got inside. The price for admission is fair, and there is plenty to see. There were mostly young kids and families, but it's a great attraction... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We came here for an evening event... so getting to walk around was an appetizer. Menu was surf and turf and there is a bar.... Its an experience, we were in a privately hosted party...

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Dallas World Aquarium was a blast! There are lots of animals and is more like a zoo than an aquarium. They have sloths, monkeys, penguins, fish, a giant manatee, birds, crocs,frogs, just too many to name. I loved the jungle type environment and the walk through on the different floor levels. One downside was the cost. For two adults,... More 

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Lubbock
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is a very nice place to see. Lots of beautiful animals and fish to see. Beautiful grounds and lots of fun. Kids and adults will love this place. Arrive early, it gets very busy and you will have to wait to enter.

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Renton, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the Dallas World Aquarium on a Friday afternoon while in town for a wedding. We arrived around 1pm and while there is plenty of parking nearby but it did take us about 15 minutes to finally find an open space. Once we parked, we ended up waiting in line for about 45 minutes just to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of the first things I noticed about this place was the immersive experience that they create even before you go inside of the aquarium. They have simple exhibits outside where you wait in line so you are kind of entertained before you even pay. Once you are inside the path takes you all around the exhibits which start in... More 

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KCMO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I had such a great time wondering this aquarium. I actually am not sure why it is called an aquarium because there was much more than sea life. Favorite part was either the sloth or the glass tunnel with sharks swimming around you. There was so much too see and was glad my husband & I decided to check it... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were surprised that it was not just fish. We enjoyed the tube with the sharks over head. I did feel like some of the animals did not have enough space. It was very pretty, but you did have to watch out for bird poop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is more zoo than aquarium, in fact I imagine there are less fish exhibits than anything else. I had two glaring problems. First and most important the big cat/jaguar enclosure is far to small and not at all stimulating. I worked with big cats for 5 years, and his enclosure is beyond pathetic. My hotel room was bigger. He... More 

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J Travis C, Manager at Dallas World Aquarium, responded to this review

Amy, We appreciate your concern for our animals’ well-being; we take it very seriously too. That’s why I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some facts about our jaguar habitat here at the Dallas World Aquarium. While the size of the exhibit may not be clear to our guests due to our efforts to make the space... More 

Leipzig, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I saw a lot of aquariums and this one is one of the best. It offers a huge variety of fish, reptiles, mammals etc. (maybe it could be even a bit higher percentage of fish, but anyway ...) Nice to see, very entertaining and interactive. I liked the shark tunnel and the huge tank where you can see a variety... More 

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