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Dallas World Aquarium

1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
214 720 2224
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Ranked #17 of 153 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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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I can honestly say that this was not what I had expected. It is not only an aquarium, but they have a large variety of animals and reptiles in a natural setting throughout the building. I was pleasantly surprised with the facility. My wife and kids had a great time as well. This ended up being one of my favorite... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I loved how it's almost like you start of with things that live in the trees and work your way down to the things that live in the water. Loved the flamingos and the sloth. We had a nice lunch in the restaurant. It was a fun day out with the family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've made multiple trips to from Okc to Dallas for this Aquarium. I've been with both friends and family and each time it was worth it. 6 different visits and I'd go again. I can image how it would be crowded, but I've never experienced it. Its beautifully designed and well kept.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

i have visited downtown dallas every year and never thought that an Aquarium in downtown would be of a worthy visit.... Boy was i wrong! like another reviewer wrote ..."Dallas World Aquarium is like walking through a tropical rain forest. Free flying birds and tropical plants surround you as you journey through several gallerys of animals. The original part of... More

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Irving
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Dallas World Aquarium is like walking through a tropical rain forest. Free flying birds and tropical plants surround you as you journey through several gallerys of animals. The original part of the aquarium contains tanks based on different oceans of the world and surrounds an excellent restaurant. Plan to spend several hours and enjoy lunch as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a very small aquarium in the city. Loved watching penguins, sloth, sharks, huge crocs and etc. Fun place to visit.

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Tons of nature filled paths with animals and birds enjoying their habitats, great range of plants and animals to view, including ocean and fresh water creature. A little sad the Jaguar was not in view that day but other than that it was truly amazing, a good 2 hours worth of tour to see and experience everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very impressed with this aquarium! Much more than we anticipated and was really more like a small zoo with all the animals. It was really neat how you start up top and work your way around the tropical area and down to the aquarium stuff on the lower level. The cost of $20 for adults seems fair enough for all... More

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is hands-down, my favorite place in Dallas. I think calling it an "aquarium" is a misnomer, I call it the "vertical zoo" as it has as many warm-blooded critters as it does fishes and their ilk. Designed to be experienced as a top-down trip through a rain forest canopy you begin in the treetops with howler monkeys and free-flying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I recommend the trip to Dallas alone to come here! Very impressed with this establishment, pay attention to the small things and you'll be amazed. I have an eye for impressive architecture and I liked this place alone for that, now the creators and animals and plant life they have are very beautiful and well maintained, which makes all them... More

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