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National Park Aquarium

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First time here

The family and I are in hot springs for our yearly vacation. We wanted to do something we haven't... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
Jason D
El Dorado, Arkansas
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An Average Exhibit That's Still Worth a Visit

My wife and I recently visited the aquarium. Having visited many aquariums across the country, this... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
Monroe, Louisiana
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209 Central Ave, 209 Central Ave, 71901, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3527
+1 501-624-3474
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

The family and I are in hot springs for our yearly vacation. We wanted to do something we haven't done before while here. Decided to go to aquarium. Kinda small and outdated but still fun and fairly inexpensive.

Thank Jason D
Reviewed June 6, 2017

My wife and I recently visited the aquarium. Having visited many aquariums across the country, this one was somewhat of a disappointment. It is dark and poorly lighted and somewhat small; however, there is some good news here in that there are some interesting and...More

Thank jrsmith8
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Took my wife and 3 kids so I was happy the price was so affordable. The best thing was the turtle which roams freely inside the viewing area. The selection of animals was good but the sparse number of each type of animal made many...More

Thank krhodesmcse
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We really love Hot Springs, some things great, some things, O well. The aquarium...don't. Go to the pet shop, it is free!!

1  Thank amcm4043
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Price is right for this tiny aquarium. Kids enjoyed it. Small setup but very informative. Turtle was loose walking around.

Thank FemaleTraveler903
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Pricey for not much to see. The turtles were nice, and some of the fish were rare. But not all that big. In and out in 15 minutes

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Despite the name the aquarium is not part of the national park. The aquarium has a variety of fish, amphibians, and other animals. There is a tortoise that walks around the aquarium that is super friendly.

Thank Betsy P
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Pet store animals. Betas, Ciclids, Chinese fighting fish and more pet store animals on display. Small, dark, smelly and poorly maintained facilities. If this town has only this level of quality, just keep on driving. The chamber of commerce should shut them down for deceptive...More

2  Thank LosAl
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Small but still interesting. The younger kids there were very excited to see the different fish/reptiles/tarantulas.

Thank CBankhead
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Good for smaller children, lots of stuff to see in a fairly small place. Well worth the money. My teens even liked checking out all the exhibits. The wandering tortoise was interesting.

Thank Erin C
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Kyle C
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Response from RoadTripnMom | Reviewed this property |
Yes he is still there roaming the halls.
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Response from Jason D | Reviewed this property |
4.50 for kids, 6.00 for adults
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
It is handicap accessible. There are no scooters for rent.