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“Fun for the Kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002 (Downtown)
866-418-3474
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Ranked #74 of 170 attractions in Houston
Type: Aquariums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Conroe, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fun for the Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My kids loved it here. They like to touch the fishes. They really enjoyed the rides. All day pass is worth it.

Visited July 2012
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Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A nice place for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Visited with my wife and had a great time, Aquarium is not the biggest i've visited but for what we paid it was good value for money. As part of the complex, there is an outdoor amusement park with 4 main rides and a few fairground stalls. The way it is set up this would be a nice way for a young family to spend 4 hrs or so, not too expensive...

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lots to do!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

For an all day pass of $15.99 you can see the exhibit, ride a train and all the rides you want. A great value for the traveler.

The restaurant is awesome, great selection of food for everyone even the non seafood eater. Of course my son had chicken tenders. And his favorite was the Shark Attack dessert, something to share for the whole table. And while you eat the are fish swimming in the Aquarium, some huge fish are in the tank!!

Visited November 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Very small. Not worth the price of parking.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We visited the Aquarium with our City Pass tickets. Note that it costs $7 to park. If you want to do the rides outside of the Aquarium I believe that was an additional $5 per person.

The Aquarium itself is tiny. I would be surprised if it even took us 15 minutes to get through the whole thing. The rides outside are ok. There is a train that goes around the parking lot and stops in a tunnel to show you the sharks, a ferris wheel,carousel, and one of those rides with the seat that goes up and then drops down.

We came here after visiting the zoo the day before (which was excellent) so I guess I was expecting more.

Visited November 2012
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Las Piñas City, Philippines
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great place for kids and kids at heart :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

i really had a great time in this place with my colleagues. the food at the restaurant was wonderful, and so is the ambiance. the serving is really huge. we enjoyed the diving bell ferris wheel, shark voyage tram tour, aquariums, museum, interaction with stingrays & starfishes, white tigers, and other stuff :) both kids and kids at heart will surely enjoy this place.

Visited October 2012
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