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National Aquarium

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Address: Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-592-1509
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An Aquarium by any other name

If one compares this island aquarium to an industrialized nation, one might say that it lacks the shine and luster that most of us are accustomed to seeing. However, remove... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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pasadena
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If one compares this island aquarium to an industrialized nation, one might say that it lacks the shine and luster that most of us are accustomed to seeing. However, remove yourself from those thoughts. You are in the Dominican Republic, a country who struggles to keep its lights on.. literally. View the success of this aquarium on the fact, that... More 

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Thank msla_drsonny
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium had plenty of parking and some really good exhibits. The tidal pool was very nice with plenty of sea stars, stingrays, sea cucumbers and fish. The aquariums are mostly clean and have adequate signage. The largest exhibits showcased a coral reef with turtles and sharks among the other local fish. Very colorful and the breeze off the ocean... More 

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Thank Jaxhalfnote
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This place was great when it started... but as many government administrated places, the quality of the offer start to downgrade since the second year.

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Thank Sirio M
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68 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Before you are going to the beach you must be make an stop here, ist incredible big and show a lot of the see world, ist amazing for families and friends, I suggest you this is very incredible and has a lot to offer you.

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1 Thank TakeAn A
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is good for toddlers nothing impressive but cute. I think I am just used to to big aquariums from the USA but if you have young kids the will enjoy it.

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Thank Aldeliris F
Wolfville, Canada
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is just OK for kids/families looking for a cheap activity. But if you're more of an animal lover you will spend most of the time cringing at the dirty, murky tanks. The Manatee tank was so depressing that I left after seeing it. Completely bare, dirty and too small. Thank God they didn't have larger animals like killer... More 

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Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

In London i think is one of the best place to come with children and even with the friends!!!! its so amazing and cool to watch those animals:) really worth!!!!!

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Thank Ausra G
Wilmette, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

It was a great experience for the kids. The turtles and sharks were their favorite animals. There was a nice little playground for the kids.

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Thank Ben M
Clearwater, Florida
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55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Me and a pal went here due to the reviews, don't believe the ones that says it's a great place to go. If you have little kids that don't know any better, they might like it because it has a decent sized playground apart from the animal exhibits. The tank for the manatees is tiny, many fish had fin and... More 

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Thank feraltyger
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I love visiting the aquarium. I have been visiting regularly since I was a small child and each time I go there are new things to see.

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Thank Katherine H

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