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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular...

Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in our new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.

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Great afternoon looking at fish and gators!

We took our grandson to Gulfarium last week. The weather was perfect and the crowd was moderate. We saw the dolphin show, sea lion show, and sea otters doing their thing. This... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Crestview, Florida
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Waco, Texas
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small and easily seen in thirty minutes. Honestly very underwhelming, probably more interesting if you book a private encounter.

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Tulsa
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunset Camp is well worth the time and money. We were nervous about signing up our daughter (9) because it was 5 hours long, and she wouldn't know anyone, but the minute we walked into the lobby we knew it was the right decision. All the kids had name tags, a sunset camp shirt, and the event guides greeted us... More 

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Branson, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went this week and did the Dolphin Splash Encounter and it was wonderful!!! It was a little chilly, but we still had lots of fun. The trainers were nice and the lady working in the gift shop was so kind and helpful. We had our pictures taken and they turned our FABULOUS and the girl who sold them to... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Frankly, for an area like Destin/Fort Walton Beach, I was surprised at the state this small attraction was in. It is really "underwhelming". And the adult entry fee, $21.95, for what you get, is very steep. I realize this was off-season and the main dolphin tank had been damaged so that we had to view that show in a different... More 

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Thank klr1410
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved it here! We caught the dolphin show and it was mesmerizing! We also enjoyed seeing all the other animals. The kids loved that they could touch some of them! (Me, not so much! 🙈) PBS kids was there so the girls also got to see some of their favorite tv characters. We will be back.

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Thank Heather O
Crestview, Florida
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204 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandson to Gulfarium last week. The weather was perfect and the crowd was moderate. We saw the dolphin show, sea lion show, and sea otters doing their thing. This was a great place to take a child so he or she can see sea life up close and personal. Every staff member we talked with was polite... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While my 4 year old seemed to enjoy it, we were still done within an hour. I didn't feel that what we paid was worth the experience. Unless a better coupon or rate was available, I doubt we'd do it again.

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Thank CAnderson17
Province of Vicenza, Italy
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the dolphin exhibit was getting worked on when my family and I we still had a great time. The entire mini park has so much to see and do with your family. My son was able to do the swimming with stingrays and was more than happy.

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Thank Enrique d
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey, but fortunately they give military discounts. Nice but will not fill the whole day, plus maintenance was going on, and some areas were closed. Friendly staff- nice activity.

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Chino
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter visited from California and we went for a visit in December. The place was basically all to ourselves and we had the best time. Personal talks on animals from caretakers, shows all to ourselves. It is a small place compaired to Sea World but still love it there. Tainers were so friendly and animals seem well cared for.

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