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“Should not be missed.”

Dallas World Aquarium
Ranked #8 of 237 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Carrollton, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Should not be missed.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Anyone interested in sea life or have kids that are interested should not miss out on this gem located right here in Dallas. No it isn't SeaWorld but it is a very nice attraction.

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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great family fun”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

I was really impressed with the size and the exhibits here. I was expecting it to be tiny considering it is in the middle of Dallas, but it was huge! Get there at opening to avoid the long line that builds up outside!

Visited May 2013
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Wichita Falls, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Kids loved it!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Interesting, beautiful animals, some I had never even seen in person before! It was a nice break from the heat of Texas summer to stop in here mid afternoon. The kids even got to feed blueberries to a beautiful parrot.

Visited July 2012
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I enjoyed this so much”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was something that I found just enjoyable. It is much more than an aquarium and I would recommend it to anyone no matter the age.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“More than just fish... a secret jungle awaits you”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Dallas Aquarium is awesome! When most people hear the word "aquarium" they think of just fish, but this place has everything. From manatees to sharks to penguins to moneys this place has it all. Plus, the layout of the place takes you from the canopy of the rainforest to the floor level so as you wander through the levels you get to see all kinds of different animals. The only drawback to this place is the price... definitely not for those on a budget. But, how often do you get to see all these neat animals up close?

Visited June 2012
Thank Katelyn R
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