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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
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...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Expectations are set even before you enter the building: planting and exhibits (birds and fish) line the long entry ramp leading to the cashiers / entry. Those help set the mood so you expect to see something unique. The two main forest "exhibits" are essentially giant free flight aviaries with exhibits tucked at various locations along the path. A giant... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The layout is brilliant. You start in the tree tops and work your way down. It feels as though the animals have plenty of space. Each enclosure has a touch screen with more info (though some weren't working. Soooo much better than the other aquarium in Dallas. Really one of the best aquarium/avariums, I've been to

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harrison
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was glad I got to see this...I expected more and maybe expectations were too high but it is Dallas.. maybe I missed some...I know I missed the penguins...that being said...definitely worth going to. Great place for families to visit.

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This aquarium is beautifully designed to fit in the small available space allotted in downtown Dallas. It started as a refuge for several animals and the aquarium grew up around it. I know the staff is caring and qualified, but I do believe there is not adequate space available for the animals and fish to really be healthy for long... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went here with my family just to see how it was, and I was blown away. It's a very open place, where there are monkeys swinging from trees, a friendly manatee that loves to show off, and at one point if you look up at a certain tree you'll see a sloth starring right back, which is literally 2... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is an expensive place to visit. The tickets were $82 for 2 adults and 2 seniors (baby under 2 was free). The parking was $8 on top of that. The exhibits are well done, with penguins, birds, a small caiman, and fish. The best part was the touch screen information next to each exhibit. There is very little which... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

great experience, interesting layout however could use a few more info cards with each display and animal

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a must go when in Dallas. The Aquarium is amazing, with several interesting birds and animals, and so well kept it is hard to believe how clean it is. Even though it is an obvious choice for kids, I strongly recommend for adults too. I had a blast, and would even go again if I ever visit the... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We loved it, very interesting and unique. Best for families with kids, you dont need a whole day but there is quiet a lot to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

very much worth seeing if you get the chance! We had a 7 hr layover at Dallas DFW and took the orange line dart rail system for 5.00 ea. took us 2 blocks within walking distance of the aquarium. Tour took about 3 hrs. Very impressive and so much better than sitting at the airport! Seen lots of things I've... More 

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