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Kids Best Attractions

Downtown Dallas At The West End


There are plenty of things to Do with Kids this year in Downtown Dallas' Best Attractions: How about a family outing to Dallas World Aquarium. The permanent exhibit is nestled inside a massive refurbished warehouse in Dallas' Historic West End District. A privately-owned aquatic wonderland is home to countless varieties of marine life.

In addition to stingrays, piranhas, electric eels, poison dart frogs and Orinoco crocodiles, the aquarium boasts a 20,000-gallon walk-through exhibit brimming with hundreds of Indo-Pacific fish-- as well as a forty-foot long glassed-in tunnel filled with sharks circling overhead. But there's more than fish that meets the eye, visitors can commune with everything from three-toed sloths, manatees and giant river otters to penguins, snakes, tree kangaroos and even a few jaguars. There's also a lush three-level (seven stories in height) recreated South American rain-forest-- complete with free-flying birds, pink flamingos, monkeys and a 40 foot waterfall. Not-to-be-missed are the talks and feeding sessions held throughout the day.

Speaking of feeding, human guests have several dining options to choose from, including the Aquarium's eighteen-O-one restaurant, which offers international specialties from Mexico, Indonesia, British Columbia, Australia and Fiji. Be sure to see mesmerizing Mayan dance performances and thrilling sights and sounds awaiting visitors in the multi-level rainforest of the Dallas World Aquarium. This fantastically fun, one-of-a-kind zoological park features such incredible highlights as free-roaming New World monkeys, rare Antillean manatees, sloths, crocodiles, a panther, sea turtles, majestic jaguars, frolicsome otters, car-sized catfish, a 400,000-gallon shark tank and heartwarming sloth and penguin feedings. The aquarium is stroller-friendly, so it's perfect for young families.

Best Attractions & Activities, Attractions near American Airlines Center: From the outside, you may not even realize what a fantastic spot the Dallas World Aquarium really is! Frenzied crocodile feedings, exotic birds soaring freely overhead, a 40-foot waterfall and so much more

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1801 N Griffin St
Dallas, TX 75202-1503

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    Sep - Feb  Daily 10am-5pm
    Mar - Aug  Daily 9am-5pm

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Adult $20.95; Senior (60+) $16.95; Child (3-12) $12.95; Child (0-2) Free

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