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Dallas World Aquarium

Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 720 2224
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Ranked #12 of 310 things to do 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It is so much more than an aquarium! There are many animals and birds also. It's really cool the way it works its way down from the canopy on down to the water.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Where are the fish?? I had to ask myself this as I walked through the tropical rain forest looking at the monkeys, tropical birds, jaguar, sloth, owl...but as you go deeper into the exhibit, the fish begin to appear. Ah, it really is an aquarium! Lots of shiny lookdown fish swimming in a circle, a large tank of colorful fish... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Dallas world aquarium is not your typical aquarium; it is much more then an aquarium. I almost didn't go because of the negative reviews and I am happy my husband convinced me to do so. It is one of the nicest attractions I've been to in the United States when it comes to animals. The ambience of the place has... More 

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Copperas Cove, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Was in Dallas on the day of an ice storm and everything was closed except the Aquarium (Perot, DMFA, sculpture gardens, etc). It wasn't busy but all of the restaurants and shop were closed inside. It was more of a limited opening. It's a good place to spend a couple of hours and see the animals. The outdoor penguin exhibit... More 

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glen ellyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I really thought this place more of a tropical rain forest zoo, but it is very cool nonetheless. They have large exhibit spaces with varieties of monkeys, insects, birds, reptiles (some very large caimans) and oh yes, fish. It is a multi-story facility featuring different spots on the planet with their corresponding aquatic and land life, most of it tropical... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Had more non-aquatic creatures than aquatic and was setup a bit weirdly. You start at rain forest canopy and work your way down to underwater with the underwater exhibits only being a small part of the aquarium.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the aquarium on a nice Saturday, so it was pretty crowded, especially with kiddos. May be best for kid-less couples to visit during the week, but we still had fun. The variety of animals was more than we expected, so that was a pleasant surprise! Very well organized and maintained. We did not eat anything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Waited 20-30 minutes for admission on a saturday but well worth the wait! Best variety of unique wildlife and sea life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went to the Dallas World Aquarium on our rencent weekend in Dallas and were suprised with how busy it was on a Saturday morning! The Aquarium was well done and had a good balance of other animals (birds, monkeys, insects, lizards, penguins, etc) as well as fish! They even had a manatee! The only downside is that there's only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love visiting Zoos in different states but never been to an aquarium! This place was great! Lots and lots of attractions. Little crowded but we went on a sunny Saturday so it was OK. This place is a must go! My boyfriend did not really want to go at first but he seemed to enjoy it more than me!

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