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Address: 209 Central Ave, 209 Central Ave, 71901, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3527
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+1 501-624-3474

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Quite small

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

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank LosAl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank CBankhead
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Erin C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kathy D
Bartlett, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank klinkd1
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Vikki F
Salem, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

Thank Steve W
Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Frank C
Niceville, Florida
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210 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 

Thank Sonworshipper
Crossett, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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

Thank melanieblueeyes

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