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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 #12 of 146 attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Monmouth County
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Should be the full title - as when you enter it feels like a tropical rain forest. Birds are flying overhead, water falls, a lot to see. You follow a path, so you don't miss anything - we went in March, on a damp day, and as an indoor attraction, wan't that busy. Pay parking is across the street by... More

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was a little pricey but an interesting mix of sights for an aquarium. We saw sloths, birds, and the expected fish. You walk through a maze as you meander in the building to see the sights. It was amazingly crowded the day we went. We basically stayed in line from the entrance to the exit. Aside from feeling a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome. worth every cent. parking is a bit difficult but once your inside its so cool. there is my favorite room that's full of lady bugs. I mean millions of them. they are totally harmless because they only eat the aphids that chow down on your roses. I found some in my pocket and collar when we... More

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Dallas, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is not just an aquarium but a whole nature adventure. There are animals and sights of interest for all ages if you just take the time to stroll and look. Certainly not what I expected to find in the downtown Dallas area!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This Dallas World Aquarium is one of my favorite aquariums of the ones I have visited across the United States. They have advanced architecture which give you a sincere feeling that you are walking in the rainforest or into the amazon. They have delightful tours and shows starring their sloth, their manatees, and their stingrays. The manatee tanks are shown... More

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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This wasn't much of an aquarium there was only one level with any aquatic animals. Most of it had birds. I am not a fan of birds so I was not really happy with that, also its so cramped and there are so many people going there its like your being herded like cattle. I was a bit disappointed with... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Thought we were going to an aquarium but saw so much more. Moneys, flamingos, penguins, sloth, manatees, alligators... wonderful experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A bit on the pricey side and coupons are impossible to come by. However, we love spending an afternoon there. The sloth hiding in random trees along the path are my favorite!

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Dallas, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience as a field trip, but as a family trip— not one of the best place in Dallas. If you want to see a great amount of fish, the Dallas World Aquarium is not one of the best places to do so. Places like San Diego, and Tulsa have better amounts of fish. What I did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The name does not do it justice. This is a rain forest ecosystem that highlights animals that live in the canopy to the animals that live on the ground and in the water. Exotic birds, aardvarks, sloths, Jaguars, dolphins, alligators, snakes....the list goes on. A little on the expensive side but we'll worth the visit. Parking is extra. There Is... More

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