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National Park Aquarium

209 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
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Ranked #26 of 40 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Aquariums
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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BRANPLB
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Durant, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Oklahoma City, OK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is not really an aquarium but more of a very small area with some glass displays containing lizards, toads, turtles, tarantulas, and a few fish. I estimated there to be around 50-60 of these "exhibits" and we saw everything there was to see and read everything there was to read in about 15 minutes. The gift shop was tiny... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was expecting an aquarium but it's really a bunch of fish tanks with different things in them. Fish, frogs, bearded dragons, iguanas, turtles, tarantula, alligator etc. The kids enjoyed it so I guess that's all that matters.

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Hot springs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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