Dallas World Aquarium

There is more to Texas than cowboys, the wild west, and ranching. While most people do not think of the state as a holiday destination, the state has some amazing tourist destinations that will leave a lasting impression on you.Dallas is a metropolis city in northern Texas and home to the Dallas World Aquarium, a for-profit zoo, an aquarium in the West End Historic District in downtown Texas. The aquarium is one of the accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as being a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Aquarium and Wildlife Exhibits

For an aquarium with such accomplishments, it is one of the places you ought not to miss. The upper level of the Dallas World Aquarium houses a man-made representation of the Orinoco Rainforest and is mainly an aviary with birds flying freely. You can see birds such as toucans, and the scarlet ibis. Best of all in the forest is the chance to see an actual three-toed sloth as well as the Antillean manatees, the only place you can see them in the US.The lower section has the 10 main aquariums where you can view fish such as jellyfish, coral, as well as sea anemones. Of the ten tanks, you will see marine life from Sri Lanka, Fiji, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Southern Australia, British Colombia, the Solomon Islands, and the Bahamas. However, apart from these ten tanks, there is a 12-meter tunnel where you can see fish from the continental reef swimming in it.
Education

There is more to the Dallas World Aquarium than the exhibits. It is part of a collective initiative between the Dallas Public School District and the corporations and companies that make up the local business community.The initiative works as part of a work-study program and many of the full-time employees at the aquarium are full-time students at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet High School. The program gives the students an opportunity to interact and learn the application of business principles in the real world. The students learn how to run, maintain, as well as innovate the daily operations of the world famous aquarium. 
What to Do at The Dallas World Aquarium

Apart from the educational aspect and the exhibits, the Dallas World Aquarium offers dining and event spaces and offers a variety of culinary delights. The institution has a Certificate of Occupancy and the can accommodate 2,800 people and it is perfect for both informal as well as seated events. Catering at the Dallas World Aquarium is by Daryl’s by Design, a catering company that has existed since 1985. 
North Texas Attractions

The aquarium has received rave reviews for its exhibits and southern hospitality, and you are sure to get more than what the aquarium has to offer. North Texas, has more to experience other the aquarium. Here are other attractions you can expect to see while you are there. Right from Wichita Falls to Dallas, individuals, teams, or families will relish the educational attractions. 
Amarillo Livestock Auction

When you come to Texas, you are sure not to miss ranches with large herds of cattle among other livestock. Northern Texas is home to the Amarillo Livestock Auction that takes place every Tuesday throughout the year and you can watch cattle drivers pry their trade. 
The Green Boutique

The world is going green and with all the environmental consciousness taking over, it is only right that you get your family and friends eco-friendly gifts. The Green Boutique has gifts ranging from sweet-smelling bath scrubs and salts, bamboo fibers, silk pajamas, even original copper bells from India. Make sure you grab a souvenir from the Green Boutique. 
The Museum of North Texas History

The museum keeps the history of North Texas alive. You will get to increase your knowledge on the roots of the greatest cowboys in the world, the history of oil and gas mining in Texas. You cannot miss the world famous collection of over 500 cowboy hats, as well as Native American tools and teepees. 
The Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac remains one of the most luxurious car brands in history, and at the Cadillac Ranch, you get to see them in a whole new light. This is a uniquely American art installation where you will see ten Cadillacs buried halfway into the ground and covered in graffiti. 
Oliver Saddle Shop

This is the state’s oldest saddle shop, and it animates the lifestyle of the early cowboys to life. You can feast your eyes on spectacular handmade leather works. 
The Pecan Shed

Are you a nut lover? The Pecan Shed has pecans in various flavors including praline and honey toasted. 

Trail de Paris

The attraction has a picturesque butterfly garden and a newly added yoga pavilion. Beyond this, you get a six-mile bike and hiking trail.

 

Prairie Dog Village

Kiwanis Park is a 60-acre has jungle gyms, baseball diamonds, shady picnic grounds, and the Prairie Dog Village. The village’s most distinctive feature is the dozens of animals that burrow there.

 

River Bend Nature Center

This is a 7,000 square-foot center where you can explore and hunt for animal tracks. There is also a butterfly conservatory enclosed in glass, and it is home to box turtles, white quails, among other native creatures. 
The Pioneer Amphitheater

Before you leave after touring the Dallas World Aquarium, you must not leave before you watch the outdoor musical dramatization of Lone Star State history. The Pioneer Amphitheater is in Palo Duro Canyon. 
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The canyon is more than 100 miles long and cuts through the Texan plains; in some places, the Palo Duro Canyon is over 1000 feet deep. There are several hiking trails but to get the true essence of the Lone Star State, you can opt to explore the canyon and the park on horseback. 
Conclusion

North Texas is full of sights and sounds that will take you back to when the settlers came. The Dallas World Aquarium is one of the gems of North Texas and there is more to experience after the tour of the aquarium. The accommodation available presents the true Texan hospitality and you will leave a revitalized person after the tour.

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