10 Things to See and Do in Dallas


2. Dallas World Aquarium

Located in the West End Historic District, the Dallas World Aquarium has all the tanks and sea life exhibits that you’d expect from a world-class aquarium but features a surprising array of birds and animals too. Tours begin at the upper level at the rainforest “Orinoco” exhibit where birds like toucans and ibis soar through a tropical canopy. The descent takes visitors past squirrel monkeys, sloths and crocodiles to the aquarium tanks below, which include a 400,000-gallon shark tank. The aquarium’s 10 main tanks feature sea life from around the world. Each adult visitor is given an educational Field Guide at the entrance, and more than 50 touch screens offer additional information along the way. The facility is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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