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Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas

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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes wonders of the underwater world at Dallas World Aquarium. Located in Dallas’ historic district, the aquarium and zoo complex features eight themed exhibits dedicated to education and the preservation of endangered animals and sea creatures. Wander through the tropical rainforest exhibit for a chance to see exotic birds, Orinoco crocodiles, and three-toed sloths, or get up close to dozens of sharks, rays, and sawfish at the Mundo Maya exhibit. Check the aquarium’s website for the daily schedule to attend a feeding with your favorite animal. Make Dallas World Aquarium a centerpiece of your Dallas vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dallas trip website .
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  • Your head will be on a swivel when moving through this aquarium because there is so much to see. Love that it is so natural looking and you can meander through the space. This aquarium is best for old...  more »
  • The kids loved seeing the different fish and animals but were somewhat put off by the smell. It is a small aquarium but there was a good variety and thankfully we visited on a school day so it was not...  more »
  • It gets hot in Dallas. Molten lava hot. When little kids need a summer outing this is a great place that never gets old. It’s rainforest cool inside and they serve a decent margarita. We had an annual...  more »
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  • The Dallas World Aquarium is awesome! It is huge, full of life, and wonderfully laid out. The path is easy to follow and the provided map and guide makes it hard to miss much. There are a few spots you can miss, like the outdoor penguin exhibit, if you're not on the lookout. Overall, there were hundreds of animals and tons of features, like the waterfall in the manatee exhibit, that make this place super attractive for animal lovers. The saltwater exhibits were very uniquely set up and interesting to look at; the way they're broken up is very neat and modern. It's such a fun experience. I would say this is not the best place for kids, as there are a lot of higher, harder to reach parts of some exhibits, and there's a lot of sensory information coming all at once that may overstimulate a child.
  • Very entertaining spot to go see. We brought our two young boys who both thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I would say it is 50% aquarium, 25% zoo, and 25% botanical garden. Very well done. Walk through shark tank, large small primate exhibit, and just a ton of birds and plants. Nothing I would recommend a trip to Dallas for in and of itself but certainly a worth while trip while in town.
  • A really wonderful experience. Lots of interesting creatures! Birds, reptiles, and more! Too bad the vampire bat exhibit was closed! And did I mention fish!?! Wow! The shark tank/tunnel is worth the trip! A great time for all ages. Be prepared to walk but it’s a nice leisurely at your own pace walk.
  • This place is awesome and seems like it would be a peaceful escape if you go when there aren't so many people. The exhibits are quite interesting to me because a vast majority I have never seen up close and personal but rather on documentaries or in books. I will definitely make another trip. Enjoy the photos of some of the animals that are on display. Oh did I forget to mention they have a manatee?
  • It’s an OK place to visit. I say if they are getting that many visitors and earning that much, then they need to step it up. The aquarium in Guam is definitely way better than this. And even better is the one in Singapore. The place is dirty I guess because it’s pretty packed. They do have good species. I was expecting a lot but got disappointed. The tunnel aquarium is so small and narrow. The place needs a make over.

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