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Address: 209 Central Ave, 209 Central Ave, 71901, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 15016243474
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NOT A BIG CITY AQUARIUM!

My Wife and I enjoyed our visit to The National Park Aquarium. Yes, it is small, but it does offer a reasonable variety of Reptiles and Aquatic Life. The Museum is clean and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Old_Geezer2013
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Niles, Mi
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Dallas, TX
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is someone who has a nice reptile and tropical fish collection who has figured out how to profit from their hobby. Yes they have a tortoise who is loose in the "aquarium" whom you are allowed to pet. So maybe if you have young children you need to entertain for 30 minutes, this might not be a bad place... More 

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Niles, Mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I enjoyed our visit to The National Park Aquarium. Yes, it is small, but it does offer a reasonable variety of Reptiles and Aquatic Life. The Museum is clean and very well laid out with very good descriptions of each exhibit. We both enjoyed our visit to The National Park Aquarium and will return the next time... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This mom & pop place was essentially a "pay me to see my pets" adventure. If you're expecting an aquarium like the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago or the aquarium in Baltimore, you will be sorely disappointed. Save your money and take your kids to PetsMart or Walmart's aquarium section.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Fun place on a rainy day! Not expensive. We had a large group of two families and they gave us a discount. The kids loved the turtle walking around. It was a great experience!

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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

They do have a beautiful turtle walking around for kids and adults to pet. The place is dirty and the insects and lizards needs more light.

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Thank Glenda S
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great value for the money. Small aquarium but had some unique fish. The glass catfish was really neat. It's not something we'd ever seen before, even at larger aquariums. My wife got to pat "slowpoke" the tortoise...

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Thank John O
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

It was ok. They have a decent amount of things to see but not as much as I had hoped for the price paid. I wouldn't go back. The staff was nice though.

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Thank Elizabeth A
DFW,TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I don't know if we would have even gone in had a rain shower not hit right as we got to the front door but, it was fine. The turtle walking around was pretty cool and the kiddo loved it. Seems like they have a few things I haven't seen before in larger aquariums.

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Thank DFWMike
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't say this is a national aquarium. It's very small, all in 1 room. The aquariums weren't kept up very well and one had a dead fish in it. The tortoise walking around was cool. I think you could see more at your local pet store than here for free.

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Thank Becky C
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Not as much to see as one would hope. Wish there would have been more exhibits. Kids might enjoy more.

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Thank Beth W

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