The Downtown Aquarium


We recently made the short drive up to Denver to visit the fantastic Downtown Aquarium. Upon arriving, our first objective was lunch. The Denver Aquarium features a reasonably priced restaurant that exceeded my expectations. I considered the fried shrimp but decided to go with the healthier parmesan crusted tilapia and I wasn’t disappointed.  Many of the tables sit next to the enormous room sized aquariums full of a variety of fish, seemingly friendly stingrays, and mermaids.

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There is also a cool looking bar area and gift shop near the restaurant.

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After lunch, we left the restaurant and headed toward the aquarium tour area.

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Before we began the tour we took time for a meet and greet with mermaids who posed for photos with the kids. Then it was time to leisurely tour the aquarium. We saw a large variety of sea creatures as well as reptiles and spiders.

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A tiger?  I must say I did not expect to see that at an aquarium,  but the Denver Aquarium has one. He wandered about the rocks, down into the water, and took a brief face-to-glass-to-face pause with some of the other visitors which caused them to gasp in excitement.

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I saw people of all ages enjoying their time at the aquarium. I highly recommend that you put the Denver Aquarium on your list of “things to do” when you are in the Denver area.

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11 Responses to The Downtown Aquarium

  1. Pingback: Mermaid Monday | The Land Slide Photography

  2. andy1076 says:

    oh wow a tiger in an aquarium? guessing they prolly had that tiger since cub? that’s not just a kitten after all :O

    Like

  3. Jackie says:

    The mermaid pictures are absolutely stunning!!

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