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Address: 209 Central Ave, 209 Central Ave, 71901, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3527
Phone Number: +1 501-624-3474
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Small but neat.

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Steve W
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Salem, Missouri
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Salem, Missouri
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Henderson, Nevada
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153 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Some of the fish were interesting, but the whole presentation of the fish and animals were rather lame and tacky. Not worth the money spent.

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Niceville, Florida
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186 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We could tell from the outside that this attraction probably wasn't very large or extensive. We stopped in their very small gift shop and were able to see inside the door window to see that the aquarium seemed to consist mainly of fish aquariums not unlike what you might see in a pet store. We chose not to spend the... More 

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Crossett, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lots of interesting reptiles and fish. The guy who was at the front entrance was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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78 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

5 of us got in for 20 buck. Walk in door and total area of exhibit is 450 square feet at most. 20 or so tanks of fish, some lizards, bugs and few turtles. We were at least expecting to see a tank of native fish spieces. It ok for young kids they can see Nemo.

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Sterlington
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cute little place, not a lot of things inside compared to larger places but we really enjoyed it. This is a good place to take kids if you aren't planning on spending a lot of money.

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Thank Joyce H
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this aquarium yesterday. We were happy to find such a neat Attraction that didn't break the bank! I have been to many aquariums in the country. Although this one is smaller, it is one of my favorite! There were so many exhibited creatures that I had never seen before! Will definitely go back with the... More 

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Quinlan, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We didn't get to see the aquarium. We got there at 10 o'clock when they were to open and waited around until about 1015. Called them and they said oh will be open around 10 or 15 minutes . We didn't want to wait any longer as we had an itinerary

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

It was cheap and nice and small but took 30 minutes to walk through. Wish someone would donate to these folks. They really are trying to keep it up but need help to do so. This would be a great thing for hot springs if they could make it more by pitching in to help these sweet people.

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Tunica, Mississippi
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

they can close that place its dark and gloomy to hide that it;s noting there to see, the animals they have there you can see walking the streets

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