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Dallas World Aquarium

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Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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+1 214-720-2224
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the...

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.

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A surprising visit to the Aquarium.

We had not read very much about the Dallas World Aquarium before going since it was my son's choice. It is unlike any other aquarium we have been to. Feels like a small zoo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Julie O
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Joplin, Missouri
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Hernando, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love aquariums but this left me ambivalent. It was crowded which probably didn't help. It seemed to have as many animal exhibits as fish. Narrow passageways made me feel like we were cattle being herded. Also, the visibility thru the plexiglass tank front was negatively impacted due to natural sunlight being let in. Hard to see some of the... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not read very much about the Dallas World Aquarium before going since it was my son's choice. It is unlike any other aquarium we have been to. Feels like a small zoo centered around an aquarium. The whole building is well designed and landscaped with animals and fish everywhere and always close, no viewing from a distance. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since it is named "Aquarium" I was really disappointed in how little aquatic life there is. They have more birds than anything. I also noticed that many of the birds were showing signs of sickness. Some had blind eyes. I think this is one of those places where you just say, "Been there, won't return."

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Thank gman0119
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium is a decent size and has a lot of animals to see. Doesn't really compare much to the Atlanta or Boston Aquariums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll admit this is only the second aquarium I've ever been to but it's a very nice experience. Admission is about $60 for two parents and a child. The best part of the aquarium hands down is the shark tunnel.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been to many aquariums and this one was very nice in comparison. We have never seen a manatee, so that was GREAT!! My personal favorite was the sloth....it was crawling on the tree out in the open, the staff member was feeding it, I could have watched it for hours!!! Super nice place and would highly recommend... More 

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Thank Amos6022
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place. A little expensive but worth it to go at least once. The first room is a rainforest. Penguin exhibit very cool. They had a sloth when we went.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my boyfriend during our travels in Dallas. We both enjoyed the aquarium and would recommend. It is a bit on the smaller side but still clean and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aquarium is a nice day out for the kiddos or even just adults on a date. Tons of sea-life to see. Lots of walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I only lived in Dallas for 3 months. My husband saw this building off the freeway and wanted to check out this place. It blew our minds off! Seeing a manatee, jaguars, etc. We thought it would be a regular old aquarium place to see fishes. But it became more than what we expected

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