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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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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real easy to navigate!my husband almost got us lost but the animals inside made it all worth it! a real treasure of the jungle❤❤

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

real easy to navigate!my husband almost got us lost but the animals inside made it all worth it! a real treasure of the jungle❤❤

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Thank Christie W
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Dallas World Aquarium houses a tropical jungle with animals, birds, and of course fish. There are educational programs and presentations. The collection is varied and interesting. The cost of admission is considerable starting at 2 years old and above. Parking is nearby and is a separate charge ($7 at the time we visited).

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Thank Bill B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best aquariums I've ever been to, but our weekday trip was spoiled by entitled children and their horrible parents. It was difficult to navigate through any exhibit because there were literally hundreds of kids and parents there screaming and being so rude.

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Thank Connie J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My best friend and I were in Dallas to drop my niece off and visit family. We decided to go to the aquarium for a fun day trip. I was shocked to see how big the aquarium was when we stepped inside. We had so much fun seeing all of the animals. It was a great experience. My best friend... More 

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Thank clacour01
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cost aside (not cheap) this place is certainly worth the visit. Lots of animals-birds, fish, wildlife. Even a jaguar - no, not parked outside. In a beautiful glass enclosure. If you're lucky it will try to spray you. Thank God for the glass enclosure. It's a lot of indoor walking. So wear comfy shoes. And don't forget to walk through... More 

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Thank samithani
Houston, Texas, United States
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is more like an indoor zoo. What aquarium has a panther!!!! This is maybe one of the best indoor attractions in Dallas. You can see tons of fish, birds, and other animals and the setting is nice and compact (and air conditioned). Fantastic place to take kids of all ages.

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Thank K311yC00k
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there as a couple, to view the aquarium on a late Saturday afternoon. There was a line to get in but not bad. However, the line never seemed to end once we actually entered the building. To tour the aquarium you will be following a narrow path, too many strollers blocking the path and not much to see... More 

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Thank artyler71
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You are given a map before entering the aquarium; however, it is very confusing to use it. Also, very narrow walkway and it gets bogged down at one point where you come to a stop and then you take baby steps to move forward...not good if you are claustrophobic. We were surprised that strollers are allowed given the walkway is... More 

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Thank Kayna P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was under the impression that I was going to a aquarium but it turned out to be a small zoo. It was very nice and enjoyed myself. Parking was $10 and I am glad we got there early. They was 4 school bus pulling in as we were leaving. I was highly recommend to get there as soon as... More 

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Thank travelme79
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in Dallas heard that the Aquarium was amazing and was not disappointed. The aquarium has above the water exhibits and below the water. Each part of the place is a unique region that the animals reside. We went first thing in the morning so it wasn't that crowded yet as we were departing it started to fill up... More 

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