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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
10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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I really enjoyed The Dallas World Aquarium. It was well laid out with lots to see! The animals were all happy and energetic. My favorites were the penguins and the otters. Lots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed The Dallas World Aquarium. It was well laid out with lots to see! The animals were all happy and energetic. My favorites were the penguins and the otters. Lots of birds and reptiles to see also. I have a little boy and one comment would be to leave your stroller behind as there isnt much room to... More 

Thank PhatPatW
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way to spend a hot/cold day indoors with family. Lots to do and very well displayed. We have taken family and been a couple of times ourselves.

Thank Dori R
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent place for couples, familes, kids, singles, and basically anyone who loves nature. Awesome views of exoctic animals and natural rain forest settings. Even has a great food, drink, and bar area. A must visit spot!

Thank Atechieguy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with a friend (two adults) to this location and it was absolutely amazing. A Must do in Dallas!

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not really an aquarium, ok for older kids on a rainy day. Very expensive to get in and not at all what I expected. Staff is cold and helpless, and no one is around for anything what so ever. Didn't see our first fish until 20 minutes or so INTO the whole thing. All sorts of other stuff, no marine... More 

Thank Charlie N
Pinehurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect but I can say it was more after I paid $20 per person. while this location is a large facility, it lacked what one would hope to see at an aquarium....sharks....seals....etc. Not here....best attraction was the black footed penguins, and they weren't all that entertaining, even at feeding time. The river otters were pretty... More 

Thank TOM A
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dallas World Aquarium and Zoo covers a city block, and the path winds up five floors. One side is opaque to let in natural light, and all the plants inside are living plants. After viewing the aquarium on the bottom floor, including the GIGANTIC walk-through aquarium, wind your way slowly up the path, viewing various animals and displays as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite place in Dallas... especially when the sloth is out and the otters are being playful! The shark tunnel is a fun place to sit for awhile, but the best place is in front of the manatee tank right before you head out to see the penguins. The animals seem very happy in their environment and there's... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowded with kids but a great place to go for a visit. I would suggest as soon as they open as it gets crowded.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No it's not cheep but it's worth a visit. Take your time, stroll, read the exhibits, sit a while in the shark room. Enjoy

2 Thank gil c

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