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Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: +1 214-720-2224
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Sun - Sat 9:00 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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I was really shocked that they would have an aquarium in the middle of the city! Had so many animals I was mesmerized! The size of the zoo was mind blowing it looked a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had access for a private affair. Assuming that we were able to see everything, it was interesting, but not the finest aquarium that I've ever visited.

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Eugene, Oregon
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was the most costly attraction of my three day trip to Dallas, and the most disappointing. I visited on a Saturday, about two hours before closing as that is when I read it is less crowded and the stroller people have moved on. If that's true, I would hate to see what it looked like at the time of... More 

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Cocoa
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was really shocked that they would have an aquarium in the middle of the city! Had so many animals I was mesmerized! The size of the zoo was mind blowing it looked a little small from the outside and when you first walk in, but it just keeps going and going. Then when you think your at the end... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Overall the aquarium is nice and well laid out however they had a black panther in a tiny cage - maybe 40 feet square. This is not acceptable for an animal this size and this alone would make me boycott the aquarium. Also some of the cages for birds were too small. Otherwise it was good and worth a visit... More 

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Dallas World Aquarium and 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... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This aquarium is nice but not really an aquarium. It’s mostly like an indoor rainforest. You do get to get close to a lot of animals that you normally wouldn’t. I’m not sure a jaguar has a place in an aquarium. I expected to see more huge tanks with all kinds of fish. There is one huge tank that is... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Dallas World Aquarium was a little pricy, but very worth the money spent! My husband and I got there early Sunday morning and stayed for about an hour and a half. I would recommend getting there early if possible because it was packed by the time we left. The aquarium was so much more than I expected. There was... More 

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Tylertown, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took a short vacation with my daughter's family to Dallas and among the things we did was a trip to the aquarium. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The grandchildren thought it was great. Though it's an aquarium they have all sorts of critters. When you go be prepared for a long stay if you want to see it all. Manatees, penguins,... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited early on a Sunday morning with toddler in tow. The walkway leading up to the front gate is where the journey begins, with assorted foliage and bird calls. After paying the entrance fee, ride the elevator to the 3rd floor and begin the descent. You will see and hear a variety of birds and primates. A thunderous 3... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

took a weekend trip here with my mom 75 and grandson 11 both had a blast. This place was great, from a beautiful black panther to sharks swimming over your head. It was such a surprise once you're inside. Worth every dime. Loved the live shows of the native fire dancers.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We are animal lovers. & this aquarium is chocked full of animals. So many, you'll miss some. What I personally enjoyed seeing was how well taken care of & healthy they all were.

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