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Downtown Aquarium, Denver

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
See more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits and over 500 species of animals at Downtown Aquarium. Follow one two inside pathway for freshwater species from local rivers and lakes, and the other pathway for ocean species. Your fingers can explore crabs and stingrays in the touch tanks. Watch for plaques marking exhibits with rare or endangered species. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Downtown Aquarium and many more Denver attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Denver trip itinerary planner.
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  • We didn't enjoy this as much as we could have, because one of the children was scared by the dark "tunnels" that led from one exhibit to the next. It caused us to hurry through the exhibits. I visited...  read more »
  • I'm a little torn on my feelings with this aquarium. My initial feelings were excitement with the variety of animals that were there, but after reading someone else's review of their disappointment of...  read more »
  • Admission price is a little high, place is a little run-down. Too many inside vendors, starting with the photographer just inside the entry. 
  • Didn't realize it was a Landry's aquarium until we pulled up to it. We have one in Houston and it's a bit lame compared to ones not owned by restaurant chains. Giving it 4 stars because honestly it is better than ours. This one doesn't feel totally like it is a restaurant with an aquarium thrown in as an afterthought. Shark exhibit is pretty nice (Houston one sucks and it's extra). The animals seem to be taken care of well. They have diving encounters and you can do dives that count towards your certification, too. It's a bit short, but nice walk through the exhibit. I'm always a little irritated to see tigers in these aquariums. Maybe it's because at the one by me, people can very easily bang on the glass and the tigers get visibly stressed.
  • The fish and animals are in extremely small enclosures and looked either sick or just plain depressed...and the extremely lonely Tiger exhibit was truly the icing on the cake for me...why? So sad...I went with family from out of state because we thought it would be cool for the young kids to see and learn about the ocean. Only to be scared by the loud 'mechanical animals'...I will not support such mistreatment of these poor creatures ever again. If you love animals at all, go to the Wild Animal Sanctuary! ❤
  • I LOVE this aquarium!!! The sting rays are amazing, especially the part where the sting rays swim over the glass. There's also a sting ray petting zoo that is the bomb. I noticed there were no guitar fish but I think that I came at the wrong time. The tiger is a nice addition. Not sure why there's a tiger at an aquarium, I guess they can swim?
  • I took my family and I here. Our 2 year old had the time of her life and everything was informative and well arranged. After the adventure we went and ate at the restaraunt in house and we were treated with nothing but kindness and our waitress managed our interactions well. She knew the menu well and sat us in the most unbelieveable location, incredible views. Would definitely do this again. Would definitely recommend to anyone. We enjoyed it thouroughly.
  • I expected more for our money. It took us an hour or less to see all of the exhibits. I feel the restaurant and gift shop took up the majority of the building.There is a lot of space that could be utilized for exhibits. The exhibits were interesting,however nothing particularly memorable or breath taking. Online supposedly there are mermaids? It seems there are more add ons and extras with additional cost than there are for general me it's about a profit not an experience. We took a map and could hardly believe we had seen everything. Online the aquarium looks appealing however I couldn't see my self paying$25 for admission again any time soon considering we travelled to Denver from grand junction to spend an hour. personally this aquarium is nothing special. Also there were guests (adults) tapping on the glass. I feel there should have been staff members near by to maintain the quality of life and safety of marine life and to answer questions. There were also poorly supervised children, loud and all over the aquarium which is beyond control of the aquarium its self,however it made the experience hardly enjoyable. I guess I was expecting something similar to ocean journey before it became the aquarium.😑
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