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Dallas World Aquarium

1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
214 720 2224
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As featured in Dallas for young kids
Ranked #13 of 152 Attractions in Dallas
Type: Aquariums
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 exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species... more » 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. « less
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went there early and it was still crowded. Maybe because fitting people through a 3ft wide aisle just doesn't work. There were plenty of areas with standstill foot traffic. Leave your strollers in the car. Lunch at Eighteen-O-One was delightfully pleasant!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I am a person who has traveled to many places and love to visit zoos and aquariums. DWA pretty much ranks as one of the top places I've visited, simply due to its uniqueness and charm. People are right - that the label "aquarium" is not the best description - because it is MORE than an aquarium. It is a... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went to the Dallas World Aquarium today based on ther view ratings from trip advisor. Let me say this, it is hot, crowded and has very little aqua life. We came real close not to going when we saw the line that went down the city block and around the corner. However, the line moved rather quickly. Once inside,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I thought this place was very nice. Unfortunately, it was so over crowded it was hard to see anything. I forget how rude a lot of folks are by not being courteous to small children or shorter adults. The Aquarium should have a limit of how many people can be in there at one time. The exhibits were so nice... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium recently and it was a great day out. With loads more to see that just fish etc... There were some amazing reptiles with the largest crocodile I've ever seen. From 5yrs to 75yrs we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We also ate in the restaurant which was good and we were able to take our free refill... More

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Moore, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There are many, many animals here, but the vast majority is not an aquarium. Most of this place is narrow pathways and traffic is held up if anyone want sot take pictures, if there is a fussy, baby, etc. As someone who is not a local, I'm still not very interested in returning when I'm back in the Dallas area.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Our family of 4 visited the Dallas Aquarium and were very disappointed. A majority of the tour included a winding path through a rainforest environment with very few water species to observe. The path was too narrow for free roaming and seemed like a long line to no where. The very last section of the tour included an actual aquarium.... More

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West Seneca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went to the Dallas World Aquarium last week in August 2014 and I was absolutely amazed. The admission is $22.45 per person which I thought was a bit high but when we left it was worth every penny. They have fish aquariums set up from every country from coral to star fish to Japanese fish, sea horses, leaf fish, and... More

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Euless, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited DWA on a recent Saturday day trip to Dallas, just trying to do touristy type stuff 20 minutes from home! We loved the atmosphere here in the middle of downtown. Awesome exibits of creatures you will never see all in one place anywhere else! It was overcrowded, though. I think it was mostly families doing... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We have been to many aquariums across the country and this one was right up there with the best. The map could be better laid out but once we understood the layout we really enjoyed our visit. Well done !

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