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Address: 700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
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+1 303-561-4450
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate...

This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.

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If you love aquariums you gotta go

My son is an Aquarian lover and he enjoyed this place very much...I thought it was OK and well done and the whole experience was very good. Parking is not free here though....

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
dwright438
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potsdam NY
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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole family went. Me, husband, mother, son and 2 small children. It was $123 for all of us to get in the door. We had 1 stroller and a wheelchair. Very, very busy on the weekends. Very nice exhibits however hard to enjoy due to small walk ways.

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Thank AZGirl0674
Texas
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not exaggerating when I say that we waited outside, in the 28 degree weather, for 45 minutes to buy a ticket. Neither am I exaggerating that it took us almost 1 hour to exit the parking lot. 53 minutes! You have to pay to park and their is only one teller. This is the epitome of poor design. Granted... More 

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Thank JoshG675
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I come from a Island surrounded by water so I felt like home. I don't like Zoos or Aquariums so much because I feel that they belong in the Ocean and not enclosed, but I understand some of them are about to be extinct and it's nice seeing how well-treated they are. The takecareers really love their jobs and that's... More 

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potsdam NY
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291 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son is an Aquarian lover and he enjoyed this place very much...I thought it was OK and well done and the whole experience was very good. Parking is not free here though....

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Thank dwright438
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took our grandchildren, and have visited as a couple. Good restaurant inside. Very pretty aquariums and sea life with information about the contents. We enjoyed it as much as the children. The only downfall and it's a big one is the price. It's pretty expensive $18 for adults and $12 for kids 3-11. Almost $100 for entry without eating.... More 

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Thank dgarv47
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love the way they put this together. It offers so many insights into the ocean the sea animals and all that goes into what you could expect from an aquarium tour. But there are lots of fun splashes of excitement, from rain that falls on you through one part of the exhibit to petting exotic Aquarium Life in... More 

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Thank Suzanne S
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all enjoyed this even my 14 year old teenager. It contains a huge variety of living creatures. Love the sting rays which u can later pet at the end. After u can enjoy a meal feeling like u are in the aquarium really nice atmosphere n experience

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Thank Gperez731
Denver, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had driven by many times, but for our date night we decided to check this aquarium. There was some confusion about the parking discount, but the clerk erred in favor of his customer, and after an explanation, gave us the discount. Our dining table was beside a tall, thick wall of the huge tank. Impressive fish would glide by... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time, love the shark tank and sting ray feedings. Very crowded, takes about hour to 1 1/2 to get through. For 26 a piece and 7 for parking, seems high! I can go to Zoo cheaper and be more comfortable.

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Thank Michelle R
Erie, Colorado
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211 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the reef dive with my 12 yr old daughter. We had a blast. All the staff we met were courteous and helpful. Dive was about 72F, but the wetsuits were plenty warm. Saw a ton of amazing things, especially the eels. Would certainly go back! A1scuba staff was very solid.

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