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Dallas World Aquarium

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1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
+1 214-720-2224
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Beautiful Place

It is like you are walking through the rain forest. It is a beautiful paradise in the concrete... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brandy S
Richland Hills, United States
Birthday Present!

My wife requested to visit this place for her birthday and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“shark tank” (131 reviews)
“sea life” (97 reviews)
“aquatic animals” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
+1 214-720-2224
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Reviewed yesterday

It is like you are walking through the rain forest. It is a beautiful paradise in the concrete jungle. I have been twice and I can’t wait to go back. You can watch them feed animals and some of the monkeys and the sloths are...More

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife requested to visit this place for her birthday and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was totally and happily surprised. I love seeing animals in there environment and this place provides it very well. I assumed this was naturally an aquarium like...More

Thank thudson1966
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful and great! they have a lot of non aquatic animals as well and it was very cool. They have nice gift shop and snack bar.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great spot to spend an hour or 2. Really don't think you need more than that. What's super cool about this aquarium is that so much of it is open air. Most of the area that you walk through is meant to feel like a...More

Thank hollylemons
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a privately owned and operated business completing the vision of an individual fleshed out over many years. First the pros. It is small, it is special, there are many animals who appear to be well-housed and lovingly cared for. In that regard it...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited today while exploring Downtown Dallas. Very nice and clean place. Lots of birds and other animals as well as the fish. Really enjoyed seeing birds I’d never seen before.

Thank cherylbeattiebray
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I can't decide on the zoo or the aquarium. We decided on the aquarium and glad we did. It was an aquarium that included a zoo. Accessible parking behind aquarium ranging from $7-10. We went early morning on a weekday. As you...More

Thank full_halfmoon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our kids enjoyed the aquarium. There is lots to see on multiple floors. Our kids enjoyed the sloths and alligators.

Thank CCO522
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was so happy to find out it had a lot other wildlife. Very interesting and great fun. Went there on a when because the rest of party went to the State Fair. We were looking for something less crowded and quieter. There was plenty of...More

Thank 588terryn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is worth visiting if you have kids of any age. Very well thought out in terms of direction of travel - above and below the water line. More than just sea creatures, it has tropical birds, monkeys, and reptiles.

Thank MtnFlier
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Janie D
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Response from Sharyn S | Reviewed this property |
About $20 each for adults. Under 12 is about $15.
3 August 2017|
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Response from Jessica T | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but I am sure if you call ahead they could tell you. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
13 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.