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Dallas World Aquarium

#8 of 238 things to do in Dallas Features Animals
1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
+1 214-720-2224
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Great fun for the family

This is not the first time I've been to this aquarium and have enjoyed it every time. Not only is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wichita, KS
Not just an aquarium

I have been going to DWA for over 20 years. If you are looking for a traditional aquarium, this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
+1 214-720-2224
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Reviewed yesterday

This is not the first time I've been to this aquarium and have enjoyed it every time. Not only is there a great aquarium with many different species of sea life, but flora and fauna also. You can visit both a rain forest and the...More

Thank ideckard
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been going to DWA for over 20 years. If you are looking for a traditional aquarium, this isn't it. (Think Atlanta or Chicago for their aquariums) But...the DWA offers a different experience. For starters, you are greeted by penguins when you first enter....More

Thank Txturtle100
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was surprised by the size. I figured a big city would have a big aquariuum but this was like an old office building turned into an aquarium. It was very nice inside. They had a rainforest type atmosphere and different creatures. There wasn't anything...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Since it is hot right now, this was a good indoor fun place to visit. Has a large collection of various birds and fish in a rain forest setting. Also has penguins which the kids loved!!

Thank Juliet G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wasn't bad but seemed little unorganized when asked people for help with stuff would be great for the grand children to visit

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ambassadors at this facility are so wonderful and helpful! Ruben not only helped us feed the birds but helped me when I was lost too! Also, Joseph was so helpful as well! Keep hiring amazing staff like this!

Thank Shelbie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the coolest aquarium I've ever been to! It was kind of half zoo half aquarium, and they somehow squeezed a whole jungle into a building in downtown Dallas. There weren't any staff around, really, but it was mostly self explanatory. We did get...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A few years ago I went to Dallas with my family and they took me to the Aquarium. It was like my personal getaway, i was just taken away in my own little world getting lost in an amazing site Would absolutely recommend visiting the...More

Thank lara c
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Dallas World Aquarium is a superb attraction. So many aquariums are nothing more than a collection of tanks but here you're presented with all manner of aquatic life in natural settings. The trees and plants are amazing and make you feel that you're in...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

OK so I went here several years ago and loved it but this time we came on a Saturday in July and omg it was way too crowded and people are just rude anymore. the facility itself has lots of exhibits and is nice but...More

Thank maroon94
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12 July 2017|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw. Lots and lots and lots of stairs, however there is an elevator. The day we were their, long lines for the elevator, but people did have wagons from home for little ones.
Kiley T
23 May 2017|
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Response from TexasTraveler0261 | Reviewed this property |
I recall the entire place being very easily accessible. Seems some of the walkways have slight slopes, but I cannot recall any elevators. I could be wrong, however. There's some mix in my mind of the World Aquarium & the... More