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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. Make The 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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  • I guess when you are from the west coast with some of the best aquariums in the world being a bit disappointed should not be unexpected. It really is more of a small commercial zoo than a world class ...  more »
  • Dedicated a whole day to see sloths at the aquarium and it was worth it , never been so amazed by such creatures. Took a lot of good photos excellent lighting  more »
  • Just visited this place. I was expecting much more. Wife and I finished it up in less than an hour. Compared to our local one in Boston, this one has a rainforest theme. However, it’s small and don’t ...  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.
  • I love this aquarium/zoo - whoever designed it really captured an organic look and feel. The animals seem close enough to touch (though they aren't) and you can see them so much better than at most zoos. My only complaint about this place is that they have a jaguar who seems sad. The habitat for it is nice enough but much too small for an animal that would take in 30 miles of territory in the wild. Wish they would give him to a sanctuary that could give him room to roam. Otherwise, this is a beautiful place well worth visiting every time you're in Dallas.
  • 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 love this place not only because I went there with my family , but also because when I went there I loved everything I saw . I finally decided to take some pictures, I never really took serious pictures before and when I did I couldn't stop. I showed my mom and my family first and they showed support but since I thought that's what families do I showed my photography teacher. He said they were great , and I have a good eye ! So now my gallery has about 100 photographs in it just because I wanted to take them💗
  • This is WAY more than just an aquarium! Perfect for families. You'll enter into the facility looking into the trees, working your way down through various ecosystems. Toward the end, you'll find yourself next to sharks and 200lb+ tortoises! Very cool descent into a world often unseen. Enjoy!

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