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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 #15 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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Rogers, Arkansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

toddler and preschooler enjoyed; it was particularly great that so many of the animals were right at your fingertips (sloth, monkeys...). It's set up in a way that you are continuously passing through, though, rather than exhibits to stop in front of (otherwise you hold up traffic). Nice variety of animals and fish and easy for weekend entry. would recommend... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My hubby and I vistied this aquarium for the first time and it was awesome... we had fun and we saw so many unique fish and reptiles etc... I loved it and the jaguar was mithe best thing to see along with the gators and flamingos, which were very pretty. I can't wait to go back . I recommend everyone... More

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Exumas, Bahamas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite places in the world! It doesn't look very big from outside, but once you get inside, it’s a series of winding walkways through such amazing animal habitats. They have some of the rarest and most amazing bird collections that I have ever seen from the free-flight birds in the facility to... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is an aquarium and mini-zoo rolled all into one. First off, it is amazing how they took a building in Downtown Dallas and created meandering levels that flow from floor to floor. Second, the exhibits are a mixture of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds & small jungle & water animals. The largest of the mammals are the jaguar, manatee &... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit to this fantastic aquarium, a great value ticket. Plentiful displays of many examples of marine life, and walk through areas of what felt like Amazonian rain forest. Birds were flying round, which was great. The walk through shark tank was a highlight, and my first viewing of a manatee was really good. A visitor's delight, and... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is much more than a regular aquarium. You see lots of bird exhibits on the winding path to the ticket booth. Once you are inside you enter what seems like a mini jungle with birds flying from side to side, river below with swimming ducks, a waterfall and monkeys (tamarins) in the trees. Along the layered paths you come... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Pros: Was much more than an aquarium. Had sloths anteaters jaquars. Way bigger than I thought it was going to be. Con: The jaquar exhibit was hard to see! Overall worth visiting. It was a last second decision to go and we all left very impressed and glad we did!

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Mansfield, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The Dallas World Aquarium has a unique set up. You walk down a winding path, experiencing the different layers of the rainforest. It's always fun to find the sloth among the trees, and there are many other exhibits that have been added and improved over the last decade. It's a fun, lovely place. It's pretty expensive in my opinion, but... More

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Tours, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A city building transformed into a nature reserve is pretty odd. So many rare and endangered species breeding in a relatively small environment is worth at least half a day, yes that long and even a pair of binoculars, because it takes time to find in a recreated jungle all it's inhabitants! By the way food is one of the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is hands down the best place to bring out of town guests to, but I love spending time here too. So much to see and the cafe has great food - I could easily spend the whole day here.

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