Dallas World Aquarium: more than just fish

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If you find yourself in the city of Dallas and have a few hours free, we recommend a stop by the Dallas World Aquarium.

Dallas World Aquarium (We'd like to assume at one point in time those trees weren't so tall...)

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 Building 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).

Dallas World Aquarium Building 2 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:

Aquarium Waterfall Aquarium Waterfall 2 Meet the Jaguar...

Jaguar And sea turtles from the Yucatan Peninsula...

Turtle Plus there's no better view, than walking right through a 20,000 gallon aquarium:

Tunnel from Below Walk under the water2Tunnel from Above Did we mention the manatees?

Manatee There is so much to learn from the Dallas World Aquarium, they are also involved in many conservation efforts locally and internationally. They are also home to many endangered animals, such as the Jaribu stork from Central and South America.
Jabiru Stork
The only publicly-displayed Three-toed Sloth also happens to live here, but might be a little shy...
Sloth
Not only can you wander and explore at your leisure, there are also daily talks and feedings.
Penguins Whether you're looking to learn, or just look, enjoy your trip through the Dallas World Aquarium and see fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and plant life and more from around the world.
On a final note - if you end up near the Aquarium and have access to public transportation, the site not only offers detailed instructions on how to get there, but also says, "Public transportation has a huge impact on the environment and its use is highly encouraged. Each guest arriving at the DWA via public transportation, will receive $1.00 off regular admission price by presenting his/her transportation receipt." What a great offer!

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

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