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National Park Aquarium

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Address: 209 Central Ave, 209 Central Ave, 71901, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3527
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Okay but small.

Pricey for not much to see. The turtles were nice, and some of the fish were rare. But not all that big. In and out in 15 minutes

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Vickie S
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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Price is right for this tiny aquarium. Kids enjoyed it. Small setup but very informative. Turtle was loose walking around.

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Thank worldtraveler803
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Pricey for not much to see. The turtles were nice, and some of the fish were rare. But not all that big. In and out in 15 minutes

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Thank Vickie S
Lexington, South Carolina
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44 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Despite the name the aquarium is not part of the national park. The aquarium has a variety of fish, amphibians, and other animals. There is a tortoise that walks around the aquarium that is super friendly.

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Thank betsyprice83
LA
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Pet store animals. Betas, Ciclids, Chinese fighting fish and more pet store animals on display. Small, dark, smelly and poorly maintained facilities. If this town has only this level of quality, just keep on driving. The chamber of commerce should shut them down for deceptive advertising. My kids mocked me for reading everything I could... attempting to get our money's... More 

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Thank LosAl
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Small but still interesting. The younger kids there were very excited to see the different fish/reptiles/tarantulas.

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Thank CBankhead
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Good for smaller children, lots of stuff to see in a fairly small place. Well worth the money. My teens even liked checking out all the exhibits. The wandering tortoise was interesting.

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Thank Erin C
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My family reunion of 20 visited here as a group. Our small kiddos liked petting the tortoise and iguana. Our college guys enjoyed each critter, large and small. We parents were impressed that there was so much to see in one small single-story building.

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Thank Kathy D
Bartlett, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Was a fun little aquarium - in the midst of renovation as they can make it happen. Was a fun visit to see fish, reptiles, and nice little gift shop.

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Thank klinkd1
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The place is small, Dont have much in here. But the little kids loved it. Nice place to take a break and cool off from the heat.

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Thank Vikki F
Salem, Missouri
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The aquarium is not that big, but has several different fish, reptiles, and insects. There is a nice gift shop up front. Its worth the admission price. Watch out for slowpoke!

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Thank Steve W

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