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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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Fantastic Use of Space

We love to visit aquariums as a family, and were not disappointed in coming to Dallas. Tucked in the heart of downtown, they use their limited space very well, and it is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We love to visit aquariums as a family, and were not disappointed in coming to Dallas. Tucked in the heart of downtown, they use their limited space very well, and it is very informative for people of all ages. A little pricey for our family budget, but it is a for-profit business, and they spend it well.

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Alexander, AR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

the layers! from the canopy to the ground and everything between. Our family was really enchanted. Very well done.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit with family. Lots to see and experience. Very fascinating, the amount of detail that went into the facility is just amazing. One of the better aquariums I've visited.

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times and enjoyed it very much. Even had a birthday lunch there in the restaurant years ago. It's gotten a bit pricey over the years but I guess they have to feed the animals some how. Still a great time for kids and adults.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place is such a treat for the entire family. So many unique animals, flamingos, sloth, albino alligators, etc. Tasty restaurant also. You won't be disappointed.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We, two adults, really enjoyed visiting the Aquarium. Everything was well maintained and the animals appeared to be well cared for. The exhibits were interesting and well suited to the animals.

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Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have lived in the Dallas area for a long, long time. When I hear the word aquarium attached to an exhibit, I tend to avoid them. It seems like when you have seen one aquarium, you have seen them all. And, the high prices always leave me feeling ripped off (see Sea Life in Grapevine). Over the years I... More 

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Montana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I think it was a fun time in Dallas, I wasn't expecting to see other animals, like a big cat (Jaguar) she was adorable! could of done without all the retiles but it was very nicely done. It was a little pricey but well worth the price of admission

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Midland, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the aquarium on Memorial Day weekend. It appears that the aquarium does not limit the number of visitors. Even if our visit was hampered by the throngs, it was a disappointment. Most of the "aquarium" was conservatory. It appeared dirty. The aquarium was only a small part of the venue. Not recommended; will not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Dallas!!! the whole family learned and was amazed at the proximity you get to be with the animals.

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