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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 #13 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Dallas World Aquarium several times with my daughters and my grandson and we always have a wonderful time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here! It only took about 1.5-2 hours to go through and it wasn't crowded at all! It was awesome to see all the animals so up close and personal!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Loved this aquarium! Yes, it looks small from the outside, but it is full of awesome things inside! There is a huge aviary and lots of interactive shows that go on throughout the day. Definitely worth the trip and great for a romantic date or a family outing. Call ahead to find out what dates and times offer discounted admissions.

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Longview, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I love DWA. Arrive early as possible because it gets very crowded. It has a rainforest which is really cool. It can get a little warm but had no problems with being a little warm. It has aquariums but it not just that it has a lot to look at. The shark walk through was the best part. Can't wait... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

It's like a mini zoo and it's crowded. It's a nice thing to do, a nice place to visit, but it's crowded and expensive.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I visited the Dallas World Aquarium several years ago and I was very impressed both with the beauty of the place plus the large variety of sea life on exhibit. If you are visiting Dallas you cannot go wrong with this choice.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A most friendly envionment for all ages! Took my grandkids there and was just an enchanted as they were... Clean facilities, exhibits and paths... Will go there again soon... We ate lunch there and were most pleased at the service and quality of food. Grandparents creating memories for a lifetime!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This aquarium was a pleasant surprise, different from others I have visited. There is a wide variety of wildlife from different parts of the world, such as toucans, anteaters, and monkeys, as well as a wonderful assortment of fish, jellyfish, and coral. Much of it is outside, however, to duplicate the conditions to which the animals are accustomed. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at the sloth that you could reach out and touch. The exhibits were truly impressive. Food was outstanding at the cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved this place. The natural settings and freedom of the animals are wonderful. I would definitely recommend this

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