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Address: 209 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Interesting fish!

If you're ever in Hot Springs and looking for something to do, definitely visit the National Park Aquarium. They had a unique collection, with some fish that I hadn't seen at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Canton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're ever in Hot Springs and looking for something to do, definitely visit the National Park Aquarium. They had a unique collection, with some fish that I hadn't seen at other aquariums, like glass catfish, a tank of bearded dragons, and a baby alligator gar. There's a free-roaming tortoise that doesn't mind getting attention. The fee is five dollars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

One of the highlights of our visit! Only around $6 to get in and the gift shop was very affordable. The best part was Slowpoke a 50lb turtle that walks around freely and loves to be petted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My boys loved seeing all of the fish, repts and amphs. Watch out for "Slowpoke" walking around. The kids will love seeing it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were thoroughly disappointed with this "aquarium." It's a very small place, with tanks no larger than you might find in a private home. Don't waste your time or money here.

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Cabot, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited this place on a Saturday and it wasn't busy at all. It is quite small, but our 2 year old and 9 year old boys loved it. It was $17 for all 4 of us to go in. They have a giant turtle walking around. Our boys loved that they could touch it without fear of being bit.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Younger kids may enjoy this aquarium but adults will be bored. Their location is downtown and close to the Arlington Hotel. the glass on some of the exhibits is dirty as is the water in other exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was very small, but we had younger children with us and the 3 y/o and 8 y/o enjoyed it. Especially petting the tortoise that was crawling around loose. The had some neat fish, but mostly fish and lizards were all that were to be seen. However, the cost was minimal, and it was a good place to spend some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stopped in and for $5 each, I was very surprised. They had some really cool reptiles and fish. Also this great giant tortoise who runs loose inside there (ok, he does not run but just sits in the corner)....I was pleasantly surprised how cool this place was. Well worth the visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This aquarium is not very large but amazing! The lady working was very helpful and friendly. They have a 50 pound tortoise named Slowpoke that crawls around and you can pet! Very awesome place to take the family!!!!!!! Loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very small aquarium, but we had children ages 6 months to 4 years old with us, and they loved it. I probably won't visit again, but it was reasonably priced, and a nice break from the heat of the day.

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