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The Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas

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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes wonders of the underwater world at The 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. See The Dallas World Aquarium and all Dallas has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dallas tourist route planner.
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  • Went there with the family and my niece loved it. The animals were interesting. Everything was so cool to look at. Definitely a cool stop.  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit. It was very clean and informative. It did not feel rushed. There is even a sloth you can see.  more »
  • Oh, how awful this place is! Old, smells, and birds everywhere! Some displays were empty, glass on some tanks was hazy .. best thing other than the exit was the murals on the wall. Save your money- go...  more »
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  • What a great aquarium. They were very clever in how they used vertical space to maximize real estate for the animals. I also was not expecting to see as many animals as I did. It's basically half zoo. Sure there's no rhinos, but between the otters, crocodiles, and the sloth that hangs out next to the drink stand upstairs there was more variety than I've ever seen at an aquarium before. The shark tunnel was also a great experience. Overall I spent about an hour and a half here, but I speed through these kinds of experience because I can't sit still. This could easily stretch out to 2-3 hours if you take your time.
  • This was a great aquarium! While I feel it didn't impress me as much as I had expected - especially with the physical location, parking options, and tight spaces in certain areas on the inside - it still is a wonderful place to visit with your family. They have a wide variety of animals to see and the tunnel where you could see sharks swimming was actually the highlight for me. My kids had a wonderful time absorbing all of the fascinating creatures and I'm glad I got to experience this place while we were visiting downtown Dallas.
  • I went on Easter with my wife, son, mother and grandmother to enjoy a day out. The Aquarium was much larger than I expected it to be and it provided more than just underwater scenes. Specifically in the main area you get to see the same scene from the canopy, to water level and finally underwater. Most habitats seemed to be very open and roomy, some seemed a bit small. A species of primate get a completely open air habitat in the center of the main are, watching them roam freely around. Some habitats were oddly placed, like a large red monkey caged area above a cafe where best visibility seemed to be from under a canopy where a Sloth was free to roam. Despite all that, everyone was nice, the sites were great. My son (2) had an amazing time seeing all the animals and we couldn't have been happier.
  • This is more than just an aquarium. There are a variety of animals. The habitats are open and the animals are in natural settings. It is very clean and the animals appear to be very well cared for. It is a beautiful place to bring children. I would highly recommend it.
  • For the price, not worth it. We thought 2 and under were free. Nope. Its UNDER TWO. so our fault on that I guess. Go to the ZOO!! Cheaper, more exhibits and over all less crowded. I'm giving 3 stars because it wasn't completely awful, just not at all what we expected. And don't bring the stroller! To difficult.