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Dallas World Aquarium

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Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
Phone Number: +1 214-720-2224
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the...

The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote. Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds. Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture, can be seen throughout the exhibit.

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So Much More Than Water!

Aquarium is such a limiting term for all that’s offered. Just walking up the ramp to get your tickets you realize this place is going to offer more than originally expected... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kathy W
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Aquarium is such a limiting term for all that’s offered. Just walking up the ramp to get your tickets you realize this place is going to offer more than originally expected. The main exhibit area is 3 stories high, affording a view from underwater, island level and into the tree tops. It’s amazing! Birds, fish, insects, sloth’s watching you sip... More 

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Thank Kathy W
Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a multi story building that has three stories of tropical rain forest. You can walk from the top down or vise versa. The upper floor puts you eye to eye with tropical birds and several varieties of tropical birds. The second floor has the creatures that live closer to the jungle floor and the first floor puts you... More 

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Thank BillNDianeW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The kids and adults had a ton of fun here. This place is set up really well. There is a trail along the inside that leads you through the different habitats and exhibits. Very well put together. I think the kids ran out of juice before the big people. There are 3 decent places to eat right inside and the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our son loved the aquarium. There is a marine tunnel where you can walk through a tube surrounded by a shark, rays, and fish. Having said that i thought it was more a zoo than aquarium as there seemed to be as many non-aquatic animals than there were aquatic. We did find it a little old (e.g. touch screen displays... More 

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Westchester, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a Monday and early so it was not that busy. We enjoyed walking through the jungle type area. They have a nice selection of animals and fish to see. My Granddaughter loved the fish and walking through the area where the small sharks swim around and over you she loved that. They have one black jaguar there... More 

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Thank Sun236
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This aquarium packs an astonishingly large amount of exotic fauna into a very small area. Starting in the treetops, you work your way past various brightly colored birds and tiny primates all the while going deeper into the jungle, eventually working your way underwater to see the gigantic river monsters living in the water you've been seeing since you entered... More 

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This aquarium was beautiful. It was large so get ready to walk a lot. However, the layout kind of was cumbersome. At the beginning, you're basically walking in a line and if an area becomes to packed because people are looking at an animal, prepare to stand. A lot of the walk ways were to narrow to even go around.... More 

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Palisade, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best aquarium we have ever seen. The entire building was like being in the jungle or tropical rain forest. The surroundings were all natural habitat for all the animals & a lot of the birds & monkeys were "free roaming." It's beautiful & very well done! It was worth the admission price, we loved it!

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Thank La G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For the price, this aquarium is sub par. There was a wide array of attractions but there no touch tanks and it was very crowded. For 2 adults and 1 child over the age of 2, plus 7-10 dollars for parking, you will spend about 75 dollars only to spend about an 1.5 hour if you're lucky. There was an... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to the aquarium before, but never like today. There were so many people that we took two steps (in two lines) and stopped. Two steps and stopped. The raised platform swayed with the weight of so many people and there was no way of getting out once you started. It was the most horrible experience. My 5... More 

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