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Address: 209 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Tortoise is a rock star!

We took the kid to this attraction. There was somewhat of a smell but with that many animals you'd expect that. The owner gave an excellent tour and all the animals appeared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a crappy place! It's a joke they can get away with calling themselves "aquarium"! Places like this bring bad reputation to other attractions.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We took the kid to this attraction. There was somewhat of a smell but with that many animals you'd expect that. The owner gave an excellent tour and all the animals appeared healthy and happy. The tortoise was by far the coolest. He was giant. The kid loved him.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It's like going into a pet shop and looking at their small aquariums. It's dark and grungy. You'll literally finish the tour in ten minutes.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Thankfully our children were young enough to still enjoy looking at the animals in the tanks, but it isn't really fair to call this an aquarium. It is literally a dark back room with medium to small tanks of fish and reptiles. It takes about 7 minutes (max) to walk around the back room and look in every tank. We... More 

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

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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Address: Address: 209 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs

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