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Dallas World Aquarium
Ranked #28 of 211 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
Reviewed December 30, 2006

it wasnt' what i'd call an aquarium, that is in comparison to aquariums i'd been to before, part zoo, part aquarium. the concept is awesome, but it was so crowded inside that you really couldn't enjoy any of it. it reminded me of waiting in line at disney world for a ride. there are narrow lanes that you travel through the aquarium and it was just like a line that you moved a few inches every minute so exploration was out of the question. from what i'd read in other comments i'm not sure how to avoid the crowds. i like what i did see, but was so put off by the amount of people crammed into the available space that it ruined any enjoyment that we could have had.

11  Thank kokomogirl46902
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Reviewed December 29, 2006

I thoroughly enjoyed it. When my husband and I went there weren't many people there and the price was a lot less than it is now. My only complaint is the jaguar exhibit... a little small for a cat that size! Other than that it was very enjoyable and I would like to go there again someday. I will recommend the DWA to anyone with a love for nature/animals/museums... Great for kids of all ages!

4  Thank MrsJeanne
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Reviewed July 4, 2006

Very unique.Much different than other aquariums I have visited,which was a nice surprise since I nearly didn't go ,thinking it would be much like others.It is as much, or more, zoo than aquarium,but overall a interesting experience and well worth the visit.It is in a sort of rainforest atmosphere and very easy to see and navigate.

10  Thank chext57
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Reviewed June 8, 2006

This is the most naturalistic aquarium I have ever visited. You walk through a canopy covered building that is made to feel like a jungle. Everything is alive and growing. It is the first aquarium in which most or all of the aquariums have real plants/coral growing in them. Great experience!

4  Thank bbcreg
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Reviewed June 8, 2006

The DWA is really a great experience. They have made the environment very fitting for the animals, with the exception of the jaguar, he was in a pretty small compound. Other than that, it was great. I hear that Saturdays are extremely busy. On Wednesday afternoon, it was not crowded at all. We had a great time and it is a surprising treat compared to the smultering heat at the zoo. We highly recommend the DWA for kids of all ages!

6  Thank rcase
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