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Awesome Indoor Fun at the Dallas World Aquarium

Awesome Indoor Fun at the Dallas World Aquarium


By avatar  Scott
Posted On 02/13/2019 17:33:12
Trip Date 05/15/2012  

Destinations | Texas | Dallas | Zoo | Aquarium | Dallas World Aquarium | Dallas Kid Friendly Activities | Shrimp Boil | Hook Line and Sinker | Galaxy Drive-In



On a recent birthday trip, Stacy and I took a road trip to Dallas to visit, among other places, the Dallas World Aquarium located in downtown Dallas.

Dallas World Aquarium

The main attraction for us at Dallas World Aquarium was the manatee display. These large mammals are peaceful fresh water giants that solely eat vegetation. In Florida they are commonly seen in the winter months when they swim into streams and inland waterways. They even frequent power plant water run-off sites to keep warm! Unfortunately these animals do not naturally exist in Texas.


The Manatee

The Manatee

We also saw some more of Stacy's favorite animals - penguins. (There weren't nearly as many as we saw on our trip to South America, though.)


Penguins

Penguins



There are many other forms of sea life at the aquarium including sharks, sting rays, starfish and jellyfish. The aquarium also has a great aviary, and a surprisingly large selection of monkeys as well.


A Toucan

A Toucan

A Monkey

A Monkey

Dallas World Aquarium is an indoor park making it a great place to visit on hot days, cold days and even rainy days. One of the most appealing things about the aquarium is that it is enjoyable for young kids and older adults too.


Alligators

Alligators

Flamingos

Flamingos

If they are on-site during your visit, don't miss getting a photo of your group with the Islanders!


The Islanders

The Islanders

DART Transportation in Dallas

If you don't want to park in downtown Dallas, consider taking the DART train. The DART offers several park and rides with free, safe parking. We regularly use the DART when in Dallas, and it makes getting from place to place so convenient - no parking or traffic worries! To top it off, the per person cost of only $6.00 for an entire day is probably less expensive than paying to park during your visit!



How about Dinner and a Movie, too!

To keep with our "water theme", we found a great shrimp boil restaurant near downtown Dallas. Called Hook Line & Sinker, the restaurant has two prime Dallas locations. We enjoyed our meal at the 3103 Lemmon Ave. location where they offer reasonably priced and tasty Texas Gulf Coast seafood in a very casual atmosphere. Their catfish is battered in cornmeal (Texas style) and fried right before your eyes!


Hook, Line and Sinker Restaurant

Hook, Line and Sinker Restaurant

On our return home we decided to stay for one night in Ennis, Texas. We love to visit the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre that has 7 screens showing current popular movies. Sound for the movie is broadcast over FM radio right into your car. We usually bring a separately powered radio so we don't run down the battery in our vehicle. We try to avoid being stranded at the drive-in and branded a fool!

Enjoying a movie can be either a perfect date night or a family friendly activity. It's a great way to spend time with others and recall an era almost gone by. The Galaxy has a concession stand and also fun vintage advertisements between movies. It really is fun to relive your youth at the drive-in!



Southfork Ranch

During our short trip, we also snuck in a visit to Southfork Ranch. Don't miss our post titled Relive America's Greatest Soap Opera at Southfork Ranch. Filled with lots of photos from the ranch, we share what to expect during your visit to the home of JR Ewing!


Awesome Indoor Fun at the Dallas World Aquarium






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Created On 01/06/2019 22:38:13  
Updated On 02/20/2019 17:33:08
Scheduled On 02/07/2019 10:33:12
Posted On 02/13/2019 17:33:12
Last Editor Stacy
Location  Hook Line & Sinker, Lemmon Avenue East, Dallas, TX
LinkId  DallasWorldAquarium
StoryId  1546832293101





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