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“Extremely well done aquarium”
Review of Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium
Ranked #25 of 255 things to do in Denver
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Owner description: This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Extremely well done aquarium”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This aquarium is one of the best I have seen. It is attractive to all ages. Many of the displays almost "put you into the water" as you view them. They are all set up to be more than just tanks; they look like they are set "in the wild." There are many different species of water-related animals. We took our grandchildren with us (ages 9,6 & 2) and they loved the place. The only slightly negative feature would be the restaurant. Although it has several huge aquarium windows on one wall so that you are eating with the fish, the food is a bit overpriced and of average quality. So eat someplace else after you enjoy the fantastic displays.

Visited February 2013
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Roseville, CA
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“Not Monterey Bay”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Not that we expected anything close, but his could use a face lift. We've been to the Shed Aquarium in Chicago. The smell was old. Friendly staff.

Visited January 2013
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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94 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Excellent aquarium, especially for middle-of-the-country”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

One of the surprising things about this place is that they are open late. We went at 7:30pm and the place was nearly empty. The staff was very friendly, and the whole place was very clean. There are unique parts of this aquarium compared to others around the country, including local wildlife. This is an excellent place to go for young learners. A bit pricey, but it kept my family entertained.

Visited January 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

I love sealife and have always lived by the ocean and I am
Always sceptical when visiting aquariums , however this one did not Dissapoint . The kids had an absolute ball and loved every minute of it and there are lots of interaction things dotted around the aquarium. Food isnt to bad either

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Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Why?”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Below average Aquarium - why is there an aquarium in Denver anyway? Mostly mountain water life. The sea otters were the only interesting bit.

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