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Dallas World Aquarium

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Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: +1 214-720-2224
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Great family entertainment

I've been many times over the years. This is a great date destination- something different- as well as for families. The exhibits show aquatic life in each of the seven oceans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Carrollton, Texas
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Piedmont, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lets say this up front, this is not an aquarium. There are far more non-aquatic displays, including jaguars, sloths, bats, insects, monkeys and more birds than you can name, than there are actual aquatic displays. Why they have chosen to bill themselves as an aquarium is puzzling. When you bill yourself as one thing, then deliver another, you dont do... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been many times over the years. This is a great date destination- something different- as well as for families. The exhibits show aquatic life in each of the seven oceans, and also have animals from monkeys to penguins. Best time to go is in the winter, not as crowded.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have just become a member because there is just so much to see and do at the Dallas World Aquarium. There is an entire ecosystem there. You first encounter birds of all kinds as you walk up to check in. There is a large shark tank, beautiful fish, monkeys, alligators, a bat collection and so much more! I've gone... More 

Thank Robyn G
Royse City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its amazing how they got these large animals into Downtown Dallas. They have Beluga whales, Manatees, sharks, King Penguins, reptiles, birds, insect, bats, cats, everything and its Air Conditioned unlike the other Zoos. What an awesome gem hidingin side Down Town Dallas' West End. Not cheap, but worth the cost. We talked about it for days after. What an fun... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited this aquarium and we were simply amazed at how awesome it was. Even thought it's small, we had a good time learning about the different fish and where in the world you can find them. However, if its busy, stay away. Its pretty small in there. I was impressed with all the animals that were... More 

Thank Carla L
Mitchellville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a nice place for the kids to visit when it is too hot outside to visit the zoo. I felt cramped but I enjoyed the animals and water creatures.

Thank lindawU8830YB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely enjoyed my time here! I came here with my son (who's 8 months old), my fiance, his father and grandmother. I felt that this was great for literally every generation! We came on a very busy day (Saturday afternoon when it was probably too hot to enjoy the zoo) so it caused for a very long wait outside,... More 

Thank Laurel N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall the Aquarium was nice, my 5 year old granddaughter had a great time and that's why we were there. HOWEVER, it was not built to accommodate large volumes of people. We were there on a Wednesday morning, not prime time, and we continuously bumped into others. It is also set up as a tropical environment, in other words hot... More 

Thank Tamela S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dallas World Aquarium (DWA) is about 1/3 birds, 1/3 reptiles and mammals and 1/3 sea life. To start, you hike up stairs and start at the top level and wind your way around three levels in the main area and then 2 floors on the side building. There are 3 places to eat. It is extremely busy and crowded... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Attended March 2016 Spring Break with my son and toddler grandson in a stroller. It was a madhouse! The aquarium is definitely worth seeing, we plan on returning at another time when school is in session and probably try during the week. We did get a brief glimpse of people dressed in Mayan costume for a dance presentation. The jellyfish... More 

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