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Dallas World Aquarium

1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
214 720 2224
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Ranked #17 of 152 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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Granbury, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A little pricey but lots of fun. It's nice that it's indoors and cool. It can be noisy but that's what I expected from a place filled with animals.

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Chicagoland
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place is more than an aquarium. Take a four story infrastructure, keep it wide open embed jungle animals and fish, then create a winding walkway - that sums up the Dallas Aquarium. It is surprisingly accessible to people of all ages. Be sure to check out the warm weather penguins in the outdoor exhibit.

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Nashville, TN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place had lots of animals. It was nice. Not a lot of aquarium space like in other cities but worth the trip

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Waxahachie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I loved everything about this Aquarium except the Leopard in a glass box, first the Leopard should be at the Zoo or in the wild, this animal doesen't have efficent room to run , walk or anything,or a play mate to share the boardom with, it's a crying shame to have a wonderful Aquarium where every other animal, fish bird... More

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J Travis C, Manager at Dallas World Aquarium, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Dallas World Aquarium and we appreciate your concern for our animals’ well-being; we take it very seriously too. That’s why I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some facts about our jaguar habitat here at the Dallas World Aquarium. While the size of the exhibit may not be... More

Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Dallas aquarium has a lot to offer. There is so much more than a aquarium. Well done bringing a zoo like atmosphere inside. We went on a week day and it was not crowded at all. A great place for all ages. A definite place to see while in Dallas.

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The DWA is a beautiful and clean facility providing a compact half day adventure without having to trek for miles to see every exhibit. For just under $25 per adult you can spend 2-3 hours enjoying the sights and sounds provided by many species of monkeys, birds, reptiles, fish, and more. You will likely start your visit at the top... More

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is so much more than an aquarium! Walking through the jungle and watching monkeys swing through the trees, (indoors) is amazing. The tunnel through the big tank with sharks and rays swimming overhead is fun too. The one downside for me was the limited food available. A small food outlet with very little variety.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Great for kids of all ages. Everybody loves the penguins and you will too. Lots of well done exhibits here, brings the science to the people in an entertaining way.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is a sad attempt. Technically it qualifies as it has large fish in large tanks but compared to other aquariums I've been to it pales in comparison. The majority of the experience is spent looking up at birds in an arboretum type building. Of which, one of these birds literally defecated on a person with whom I was... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This aquarium is well worth your money and time. When your looking for something to do in Dallas this is the place to go! They have a diverse amount of marine life and the aquariums are well displayed and maintained. The location is another plus because there are many places to eat around the area that are within walking distance!

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