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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 #15 of 151 attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went in a Tuesday morning wasn't too bad busy. Did get a little crowded on the top floor. All the variety of animals were neat and looked well maintained.... Price wasn't bad either.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Altough we enjoyed the large array of animals here, we visited on Sunday afternoon and due to the way the aquarium/zoo was architected it can feel congested and be a confusing maze... if it wasn't so confusing and overpriced, I'd give it a five. I definitely wish the animals had more room to play. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After much debate, my family decided to go to the World Aquarium on our summer trip to Dallas. I am pleased that we made that choice. In our party we had 2 children ages 12 and 5, 2 adults ages 43 and 36, and 1 senior citizen age 67. Everyone was comfortable. The aquarium was cool temperature wise and was... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time at the Aquarium. I wish coupons were available to get at least a bit of a discount. We checked everywhere online but no discounts were active at the time.

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to many great aquariums around the world including the Shedd in Chicago, Sea Life in Sydney, and Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The DWA was a fun aquarium but as far as actual aquariums go, it was rather disappointing. They really didn't have that many fish and aquarium exhibits. I did really like the amount of birds and... More

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not certain where the word "aquarium" fits into the attraction. It was more like a mini rainforest attraction with an assortment of animals. There were some monkeys, lots of birds, lizards, etc. but if you're going to use the word "aquarium" I would think there would be more "under water" marine life that would highlight the attraction. Once you... More

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the finest examples of an indoor/outdoor exhibit that is almost overwhelming once you get inside. I have been here a few times; all within the last few years, and had I known how great it actually is, I would have been here much more often. I've went on the weekend where although it was crowded, I... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Truth be told, I was originally drug here as part of a family outing - My mother really wanted to go here for her birthday, as she is super into scuba diving, etc. My enthusiasm level for looking at fish all day long was quite low. But seriously, this place far exceeded my expectations. The entire place is amazing, so... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We enjoyed our visit with a 3 year old son and recommended to a friend with small children. There were lots of kids on a Thursday afternoon but manageable for most part. It kept his attention pretty much the entire way. He was more interested in some things than his parents...like the toucan they let him feed a berry through... More

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Groesbeck, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Everything in the aquarium is worth the trip. What detracted from the visit was the pushy crowd. They need to ban baby strollers as they contributed greatly to the traffic problem. We were literally run over more than once.

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