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Dallas World Aquarium

Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 720 2224
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Ranked #14 of 109 Attractions in Dallas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the most beautiful venue! The layout makes you feel that you are with the animals. Well done Dallas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just went to the Aquarium with my fiancé and it was amazing. If I lived with in an hour drive of this place I would have a year pass! There is so much to see and do. It is compleatly interractive. It was $40 ish for 2 adults and that was a deal in my eyes. It took us about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this museum on a Tuesday in January 2015. At first I will admit I was a little shocked by the ticket price. I was just expecting to see a glorified pet store; boy was I wrong! The DWA is a great mix of zoo and aquarium. There was lots and lots and lots of different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is more like a zoo then an Aquarium..but the layout and what they had was real nice..They even had a Mayan dance..Every exhibit is a learning experience with interactive t.v.'s..My eight year old son loved it..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Should have known it wasn't going to be any fun when it took 25 mins to walk 15 feet in this overcrowded fire hazard! We were so excited to get in and see the aquarium but ended up in a line that was worse than rush hour traffic. Apparently, we showed up on one the busiest days (December 27th) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We go here about once a year, but it is always enjoyable. Virtually all the exhibits have their inhabitants in full view. It really is a unique setup with the waterfall, monkey island, and active ecosystem under the water. The walkway path keeps people moving along the same path, so there is always a chance for a better view. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great place for the family. A gorgeous walk-through of jungle and water animals and a fantastic three story waterfall.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

I went while on a trip to Dallas. While it was enjoying, I think it should be called the monkey-bird zoo, not aquarium. Sure they have a few fish tanks and a manatee, which is fun to see, that's about as far as it goes into being an aquarium. If you want to see fish, don't come here. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The arrangement by areas of the world is outstanding. The sloth is DARLING. It's all very well done. I love listening to the howler monkeys and I walk through.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

To start with, this is not an aquarium. It's not. At most, it's 30% sea creatures, shoehorned in amongst hundreds of birds and a few monkeys. The price is extortionate considering the size of the place, you're given a map that somehow manages to actually make it harder to find your way around and the entire building reeks. Even the... More 

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