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“Large family vaca visit - a good time ”

Dallas World Aquarium
Ranked #8 of 239 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
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Large family vaca visit - a good time ”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Our family group of 10 visited today. It was very crowded; however, everyone in our group enjoyed the zoo/aquarium combo. The flashlight fish, jaguar, 3 toed sloth and Mayan dancers were great! One of our family members got pooped on, not so great :(. But, overall it was a fun time!

Thank Preciosabeleza
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40 reviews
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“Great show of creatures”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We just spent a wonderful morning at the Dallas World Aquarium. The facility was very clean and attractive. Their variety of birds was facinating and the fish and water creatures were dispayed for all to see. At one point we walked under fish that were swimming from one tank to the other. The name "Aquarium" made me think it would only be fish but it is a collection of other creatures, mostly tropical in nature. It is well worth you time and money. We spent about 3 1/2 hours enjoying ourselves at a leasure pace.

Visited December 2013
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Walnut, California
1 review
“The kids just loved this!!”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

What can I say? We spent a very enjoyable few hours touring their fish exhibits and the kids were thrilled with all the different kinds of aquatic life they saw. A fun time for any family visiting Dallas!

Visited December 2013
Thank Judy K
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Wisconsin Rapids
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great place to visit”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We spent several hours looking at the animals and fish. Aquarium makes you think fish only but there were a lot of birds and animals too. I highly recommend this to anyone in the area. Great to take the whole family to.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Lawerence L
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Visit with grand daugher and family”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was a great experience. Grand daughter loved it. Very impressive. Well organised and not too busy. Worth a try with or without children.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Peter S
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