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Dallas World Aquarium

1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
214 720 2224
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Ranked #14 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
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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 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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Killeen, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I had a blast it was great, however it is really expensive. I took my girlfriend and two of her family members and lets just say I spend over 100 dollars including parking. The experience is great I love the time I had just wish there was more for the amount of money. So if you don't have a tight... More

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Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

What a surprise !! Thought it would be small, but wasn't. The layout was perfect. Liked the variety of the animals, some cases you can bet really close.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I am from another state here for business and wanted to see some of the attractions. The aquarium is obviously no expenses spared and I loved that you felt like you were in the jungle with all the trees and multiple levels. I'm not a big fan of birds but it was cool that a lot of them flew around... More

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Albany, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Spent about three of the best hours of my vacation at the Dallas World Aquarium. An amazing variety of birds, frogs, bats, snakes and more from around the world. The birds fly free in an outdoor area covered by netting. Their colors and songs were beautiful. You walk a circular path and are surprised around every corner. Saw some of... More

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Darwin, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived moments before the venue opened for business so had to wait in line to enter. This was not an issue as the area is filled with birds and plant life to keep you engaged.

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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This was a surprise! The number of species and exhibits along with the use of space and esthetics was wonderful. I am so glad we went.

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We visited this aquarium and it would rate in one of our highlights. Very well designed and easy to get around at any pace. Had a lot more things to see than I was anticipating and was every cent of the entry fee. Parking seemed to be available however we walked from our hotel. We had lunch at the restaurant... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

big aquarium i have seen in my life! excellent trip here, so may fish that couldn't find in regular life!

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

A second visit was just as satisfying as the first. Crowd was smaller so there was more time to relax and enjoy.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If in Dallas & you only have time to visit one site, then make sure it is the Aquarium. Not just an aquarium but a mini zoo. One of the best aquariums we have seen. On entry you enter a large atrium at tree top level with a waterfall that cascades into a pond (actually an aquarium) there are monkeys... More

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