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Dallas World Aquarium

West End Historic District, Dallas
149 Tips and reviews
  • shark tank
  • variety of animals
  • flamingos
  • aquariums
  • fish
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  • Cyndi B.
    Cyndi Bates4 days ago
    They have penguins!!!!! Enough said.
  • Caleb
    Caleb3 weeks ago
    Nice place and some good exhibits.
  • Flavia F.
    One of the coolest aquariums ever! It's also a zoo! Contemplates an enormous variety of animals. When in Dallas, a must see!
  • Rishme S.
    Great place for families. Does get very crowded and long queue on weekends.
  • Kathy H.
    Kathy HillJanuary 28
    All of it! I specially liked the several levels of the big aquarium, to see the animals and fish in their favorite places.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McQueenJanuary 22
    Loved the aquarium. So many great exhibits, even a few that I haven't seen at most. They have many penguins too!!! Definitely recommend.
  • Dibyendu G.
    Dibyendu GhoshJanuary 21
    It has a great arrangement of aqua life and in a very presentable way too. A great place for visitors.
  • Iliana G.
    Iliana GangiSeptember 21, 2016
    It was my first time at aquarium .... They had few animals... . Place it's great a little small .
  • Rob P.
    Rob PaekSeptember 9, 2016
    Don't go on a Saturday during Labor Day Weekend!
  • Camila M.
    Camila MarieAugust 30, 2016
    Relaxing environment on the weekdays
  • George C.
    George CarterJuly 30, 2016
    On Very Hot days, get there early and be prepared to wait in line outside. Bring water.
  • Margo P.
    Margo PittsJuly 14, 2016
    Especially good place for a hot or rainy day.
  • Margo P.
    Margo PittsJuly 6, 2016
    More like an indoor zoo, which was just what we needed on a hot Texas summer day. All 3 generations of our family loved it.
  • George Smiley
    George SmileyJuly 3, 2016
    Great place for kids to experience rainforest, birds and animals. Visuals are great, info about species cud be more accessible. Food areas are scattered all over :( Avoid holidays, it gets crowded
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJune 23, 2016
    Flamingos were beautiful.
  • Max
    MaxJune 2, 2016
    Lots of animals and fish, and beautiful exhibits, but there are lots of little kids
  • Isaiah R.
    Isaiah ReidJune 2, 2016
    Doesn't worth the money! The best aquarium is in Houston or Chicago.
  • Tahlia T.
    Tahlia TranMay 29, 2016
    Very nice, but more like an exotic zoo than aquarium
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DroneyMay 10, 2016
    Flamingos and fish!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesApril 3, 2016
    Very cool aquarium. Take your time and enjoy.
  • Russ U.
    Russ UNTMarch 22, 2016
    The otters are the best part!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DeGuzmanFebruary 25, 2016
    It's not so much an aquarium than it is an indoor zoo. If you set your expectations as such, it's a good place to spend 2 - 3 hours.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LisenbyDecember 30, 2015
    Very fun trip! So much more than just an aquarium, it's an adventure.
  • Viviana P.
    Viviana PalaciosDecember 27, 2015
    Fantastic exhibits and variety of animals
  • Deimos
    DeimosOctober 13, 2015
    Friendly, knowledgeable staff whom will answer any of your questions, wonderful and immersive biomes, much more than what you'd find at your typical aquarium. The Dallas World Aquarium is top notch.
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.September 14, 2015
    Absolutely love this place. The variety of animals is vast. Great for all ages and occasions.
  • Adel S.
    Adel ShaAugust 26, 2015
    Rare species and amazing place
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie StarksAugust 22, 2015
    Great visit!! Enjoyed it.
  • Brenda S.
    Brenda StoneTennisonAugust 9, 2015
    All of the people
  • Kaylee
    KayleeJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best bird staff in the world 😉
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HeeterJuly 5, 2015
    Awesome views! Great exhibits
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SnyderJune 19, 2015
    There is so much to see here, from tiny frogs to penguins, a manatee and seahorses, owls and parrots and sloths. There are so many exhibits, be prepared to set aside a couple of hours.
  • Eve P.
    Eve ParadoxJune 6, 2015
    My faves were the penguins and monkey island.
  • Danwen
    DanwenMay 22, 2015
    Not... An aquarium? More like an aviary.
  • Kristen J.
    Kristen JohnsonMay 11, 2015
    They have such a great variety of animals. The flamingos were so gorgeous and I was in awe the whole trip. I would go again in a heartbeat. Next time I will try the restaurant!
  • Robin M.
    Robin MariApril 10, 2015
    It's a great place, I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was amazing to be so close to the animals, you could see everything, it definitely is worth seeing!
  • Xuan D.
    Xuan DingMarch 29, 2015
    More than just a normal aquarium. Worth to try different view than a big, normal aquarium.
  • Pamela G.
    Pamela G.March 20, 2015
    Never thought I would leave a bad tip. This place is awesome , BUT the staff can't control crowds!! Just don't come here when kids are on vacation, try regular weekends instead. Seriously. Just don't.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CarterMarch 2, 2015
    This place is amazing! There are so many animals!
  • Courtney O.
    Courtney O.January 22, 2015
    The penguins are cute
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 29, 2014
    Well curated aquarium with more than just sea animals. Go when school is in session to avoid stroller road blocks.
  • Kelli R.
    Kelli RobertsNovember 25, 2014
    The aquarium is nice, but many of the enclosures are not labeled. There are a lot of birds and monkeys as well. The penguin exhibit is pretty small. The shark exhibit is pretty neat!
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AllisonSeptember 19, 2014
    Wow! Didn't know they would have a jaguar too!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie R.September 1, 2014
    Loved it here! Neat how they set it up. Definitely not your traditional aquarium.
  • Hannah R.
    Hannah RoseAugust 31, 2014
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SpindleAugust 29, 2014
    Shark tank is awesome!
  • Hannah N.
    Hannah NAugust 23, 2014
    Everything is amazing! It's like a zoo and an aquarium. So many cool exhibits!
  • Alejandra O.
    Alejandra Ortega LeonAugust 13, 2014
    The tunnel inside the shark aquarium
  • Montanna S.
    Montanna SmithAugust 11, 2014
    Read the visitors guide as you go and the experience is far more fun. :)
  • Derrick B.
    Derrick BullockJuly 14, 2014
    Great aquarium... Worth the price!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MurdockJuly 3, 2014
    Great aquarium! The birds were the best part!
  • Michael R.
    Michael ReeseJune 1, 2014
    It was really great, defiantly a must do. I would suggest getting there early.
  • Miss D.
    Miss DDMay 10, 2014
    Very cool place
  • Lissia C.
    Lissia CroniserMay 6, 2014
    Stop by and see the shark tank
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MartineliApril 28, 2014
    Not clean... Doesn't smell good...
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KurkaApril 17, 2014
    Had fun at the aquarium
  • Xtina V.
    Xtina VigilMarch 22, 2014
    If you don't get there before 12, skip it. The line when we left at 1:30p was wrapped around the building. Nothing inside is worth that wait. Also, no reciprocity with other aquarium members.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SteinkampMarch 20, 2014
    This is the most awesome Aquarium I've ever been too!!
  • Ayşe Y.
    Ayşe YılmazFebruary 24, 2014
    small but cool
  • Sara F.
    Sara FedermanFebruary 16, 2014
    Come during shark feeding in the shark tunnel!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WaltersFebruary 14, 2014
    Ogle the sloth at the Dallas World Aquarium.
  • Angela S.
    Angela SkeesJanuary 27, 2014
    Best aquarium around. Jaguars. Penguins. Owls. Awesome!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HilliardJanuary 26, 2014
    One of the best aquariums I have ever been toooo! I love the jungle theme they have going on. Worth every dollar to get in!!
  • Kaminsky E.
    Kaminsky EvansJanuary 12, 2014
    It looks small on the outside but it is an awesome aquarium. I loved it.
  • Roberto D.
    Roberto Del CastilloDecember 30, 2013
    The sharks are the most incredible thing that you can see in this place 😄
  • Danni E.
    Danni EickenhorstNovember 30, 2013
    Amazing. Hardly just an aquarium. We had a blast!
  • Brian P.
    Brian PindellNovember 9, 2013
    They have military discount
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HillNovember 3, 2013
    There's a leopard!
  • tinhaMar c.
    tinhaMar cabanelasOctober 31, 2013
    Wonderful place...the sharks tank is awesome
  • Kendra R.
    Kendra RaeSeptember 11, 2013
    This place is less of an aquarium and more of a "jungle world" similar to The Bronx Zoo.
  • Jeanette P.
    Jeanette PruettSeptember 8, 2013
    Come early less crowding and able to see more. And yes the animals are active in the morning.
  • Keith C.
    Keith CrawfordSeptember 3, 2013
    A must see. DWA has a variety of birds, amphibians, fish, & sharks. Absolutely worth the price. Come early to beat the lines and hit the parking lot before 9am for $3 early bird spots.
  • Mashrooba P.
    Mashrooba PrabolloAugust 18, 2013
    There's really nothing to do in dallas. Might as well come here
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina SmithAugust 17, 2013
    Crowded masses
  • Fashion L.
    Fashion LadderAugust 10, 2013
    Mediocre. I wasn't impressed and it isn't easy to move around with a group. It's a bit annoying and you have to have a lot of patience. Cages looked small too...animals didn't look sad though.
    LILLYAugust 2, 2013
    Not bad for $20
  • Yvette D.
    Yvette DelgadoJuly 25, 2013
    Check feeding times when u arrive
  • Erika R.
    Erika RodriguezJuly 18, 2013
    It was an amazing experience! The place is wonderful with lots fish and the rainforest is completely out of this world!
  • Bogar P.
    Bogar PerezJuly 14, 2013
    not what i expected, vert few and poor displays
  • Mary B.
    Mary BradfordJuly 7, 2013
    Not a fan. Wandering through felt claustrophobic to me and for the animals too. Many better aquariums (like the Aquarium at Moody Garden's in Galveston) for the same price.
  • Abdij B.
    Abdij BhatJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have kids, walk carefully and keep an eye on them. There are gaps in certain places and the young ones can really get themselves into trouble
  • Abdij B.
    Abdij BhatJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Depending on what excites you go slowly from one ecosystem to another. I loved the Sharks, Penguins, and aquatic beings from various countries.
  • Abdij B.
    Abdij BhatJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't rush on this one. Parking - Pay and Put the receipt on the dashboard! Look at the Guidebook given at the ticket counter and plan your visit. Every corner has something.
  • Charles W.
    Charles WolfordJuly 2, 2013
    Great mix of animals from all habitats all over the world. Walk slow and take it all in
  • Charles E.
    Charles E.June 28, 2013
    Sitting in the shark tank is definitely the best part if this place. And that you can walk around with a drink in your hand!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SmelserJune 12, 2013
  • Que S.
    Que SmithMay 13, 2013
    Nice views
  • Zachary F.
    Zachary FanslerMarch 31, 2013
    This place rules! I recommend sitting in the tunnel with the sharks for awhile and just watch them.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TriplettMarch 30, 2013
    Start at the top floor and walk down. Lots of specimens cleverly arranged in a small footprint. More fun than the zoo.
  • Manya G.
    Manya GaverMarch 16, 2013
    Incredible Aquarium, incredibly pricey!
  • Richelle S.
    Richelle SebastianMarch 16, 2013
    Great place! Way to busy on the weekend, might try during the week.
  • Be S.
    Be S.March 11, 2013
    Interesting field trip. I felt i was passing through an aviary rather than an aquarium
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie NunezFebruary 21, 2013
    I like it a lot for my son but its kinda expensive and when I went 3 years didn't have that much. But other then it's a really nice aquarium n want to go again
  • Gary E.
    Gary EFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bus parking/standing along narrow Griffin after drop off... go straight.
  • Gary E.
    Gary EJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Very narrow streets for larger vehicles... Park away from it if in big vehicle.
  • Jamie E.
    Jamie ElliottDecember 29, 2012
    Check times for feeding fish & animals-- really cool
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MDecember 19, 2012
    More like a zoo. But hey, I'm not complaining!
  • L b.
    L bNovember 24, 2012
    Line on the front end tedious but it thins out. Worth it.
  • Mellisa S.
    Mellisa StewardNovember 6, 2012
    its so beautiful..I really like to went there...
  • Bobby L.
    Bobby LopezOctober 2, 2012
    Super Funnnn!!
  • Elías C.
    Elías CorreaDecember 27, 2016
    Un paseo imperdible, variedad de especies y no sólo de peces.
  • Pamm I.
    Pamm IssDecember 27, 2016
    Great place. La vista de los tiburones es original
  • Liz G.
    Liz GarciaAugust 19, 2016
    Bellísimo lugar me encanto regresaría de nuevo y la gente linda solo una cosa cierra a las 5
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel Vizcarra TorresDecember 27, 2014
    Apesta el lugar jajajaja
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyDecember 22, 2014
    Tema olarak bence en iyi hayvanat bahcesi diyebilirim kus ve balik uzerine
  • Nikolai I.
    Nikolai IvanovSeptember 17, 2013
    Войти можно бесплатно, через дверь выхода)))
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