If you find yourself in the city of Dallas and have a few hours free, we recommend a stop by the Dallas World Aquarium.
For city dwellers who are passionate about reusing historic buildings, we were happy to learn that the majority of the Aquarium is housed in 2 buildings that were built in 1924 and 1929, near the historic West End District in Downtown Dallas.
Dallas World Aquarium took ownership of these buildings in 1996 & 1997, they had previously been homes to the Mohawk Rubber Company, Pioneer Steel Rule and Die, a Venetian Blind Company, a restaurant and more. In 2000, the Aquarium purchased an adjacent vacent lot and added another exhibit (to read more history click here).
Wondering what you'll see here? Enjoy your time "among marine life of the South Pacific, Great Barrier Reef, and the Red and Tasman Seas; take a stroll through a South American rainforest surrounded by lush vegetation, free-flying toucans, otters, crocodiles and several species of monkeys; or visit the Yucatan Peninsula and the highland rainforest of the ancient Maya." - All in one place.
Take trip through a Mayan rainforest:
Dallas World Aquarium: http://www.dwazoo.com/
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving
1801 North Griffin St. Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214 720 2224