If you’ve ever wanted to visit the Dallas World Aquarium, what are you waiting for? A number of articles on this wonderful Texas tourist attraction cover it vividly, describing the many hundreds of creatures and plant species that thrive there, in habitats ranging from coral reefs to rainforest, and all in the span of a city block.
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In a matter of a few hours, you can wind your way through each of the aquarium’s various regions, including Borneo, Mundo Maya, and the Aquarium, to name a few. Handy tip: there’s also a 40-foot tunnel that your kids might want to see from the outset, so they’re not too exhausted once you finally get there. Here you can observe fish from the continental shelf swimming all around you…including sharks! But just a thought.
A for-profit aquarium and zoo situated in Dallas’ West End Historic District, the Dallas World Aquarium aids conservation and education through housing various threatened or endangered animals as part of a cooperative breeding program in partnership with other zoos around the world. Opening in 1992 in an old warehouse which had been gutted and rebuilt, the operation grew to add an adjacent warehouse in 1997 which holds “The Orinoco – Secrets of the River” exhibit. And in 2000, it purchased the vacant lot behind the aquarium to construct the Mundo Maya exhibit.
While you’re touring, you’ll see a Mexican walking fish, the possibility of a lion fish, an orange skunk clownfish, sloths, giant river otters, and countless other phenomenal creatures of sea and land. It’s an amazing adventure that will take the better part of the day, so plan accordingly. There are scheduled feedings and talks throughout the facility, as well as an on-site restaurant, animal cams to check out afterwards online, and special events to participate in – all for which further detail can be found on the aquarium’s website. Spend a day in Dallas, and see the world in a Texas city block!