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National Park Aquarium

209 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Ranked #25 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Aquariums
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Hot springs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Save your money! Kids really liked it but you had to watch where you step because there is a turtle that walks around and pees.

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Burleson
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Before you go, it is important that you remember that this is a small town aquarium. We had a great time with our three year old daughter and the highlight of our visit was petting a 30 year old African tortoise named Slow Poke. Animals were obviously well cared for and the staff was very friendly. Anyone curious about animal... More

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Edgewood, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It isn't so much an AQUARIUM as a collection of fish tanks. My 5 and 2 year old had fun running from tank to tank but the experience was short and not very extensive. The large turtle was fun to see and by kids liked touching it.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a somewhat small aquarium but had a great variety of fish and aquatic animals. It included fish that I have not seen in other aquariums such as a lung fish and piranhas. A nice place to take children.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The animals were pretty awesome! We really enjoyed seeing the rare and poisonous animals. We loved seeing slow poke roaming around the place. I was only concerned because she was eating the wood off of one of the doors... It might be okay, and it looked like she has done it before. Otherwise, we enjoyed it and for the price... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Was very good for young children. They brought out a Bearded Lizzard for kids to touch and were very patient with all the questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For the price, it is a great value. Proprieters were very friendly and engaging bringing around lizards during our visit to pet and discuss about. We had our 5 and 7 year old grandchildren with us and we all had a blast. Huge turtle named "Slowpoke" roams around the premises and is friendly and a hoot. Recommend......

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Marble Hill, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

very affordable,a must stop for all families.its small but well maintained and lots of interesting fish and reptiles to see, they even gathered everyone to come watch them feed the pirahna's .

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Choctaw, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I'm from okc, OK and work in the pet trade and it was a nice little place to see different species from land to aquatic. It was clean and the habitats were set up nice. Animals were in good health. Will visit again to see what's new in the future.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It is obviously a small, family owned aquarium but it is a very unique experience. It's cheap which is a plus. The smallness of it almost made it seem more intimate. The owner even took out a bearded dragon and let us all pet it. It's a great thing to do on a rainy day but don't be disappointed if... More

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