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“dazed and confused”
Review of Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium
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$34.95*
and up
Houston Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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$59.00*
and up
Houston CityPASS
Ranked #29 of 301 things to do in Houston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“dazed and confused”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

after sitting in traffic for an hour i was none to happy when i arrived there, parking was $7 but seemed convenient , once out of the vehicle there was a lot of confusion as to how to get in the place even though there were signs that were pointing, after finally finding our way into the building. we came thru a side door, then there was about another ten minutes trying to find the beginning of the attraction including tickets, finally after a friendly staff member sold us tickets and personally walked us to the proper door we were able to see the place, peaceful, kind staff and nice exhibit, especially likes the Tiger. Then there was the stingray pool where u can pet and feed stingrays this was kinda cool, but in the end i got splashed pretty good, and smelled quite foul despite repeated washings at provided sinks. this is a nice attraction but do think twice about putting your hands in the water, i just didn't find this place what it was hyped up to be, and did not eat in any of the restaurants. or ride any rides.Unless u like looking at fish id take in a movie instead. I do hope all find this review helpful.

Visited June 2013
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fredericksburg,va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Big Disappointment”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Reaaly, unless you have never been to an aquarium elsewhere, I would not advise spending your time and money here. I guess small children might like it, seems the "carnie" atmosphere would hold their attention. I would not take out of town guests here....too many other interesting venues to see. Overpriced. Did not eat at restaurant.

Visited June 2013
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Buda
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“Great Ambience”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

awesome aquariums to look at while you enjoy your meal! the sting ray petting area is a rip off though. you have to pay just to get in and again to pet them...what?

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just keep swimming!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I love going to the aquarium. The attractions in the exhibit were absolutely beautiful. The aquarium is well air-conditioned and very kid friendly. The price to get into the aquarium is only $10 but you also have to pay for parking which is $7. They also have extra items you can pay for such as rides and exhibits or an all day pass for $16 which includes the aquarium.

Visited June 2013
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Top things to do in Houston”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Extremely pleasure experience! In fact, we just went to the restaurant. The views at the dusk are amazing: the buildings in downtown, the carnival, the music outside...The place itself is very well decorated and clean and the service was very good. The food is superb! The prices are a little bit salty, though...However, they do justice to the whole great experience.

Visited June 2013
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