From old, abandoned warehouse to rainforest? Now that takes imagination!  It is that imagination and creativity that make the Dallas World Aquarium and Zoo (DWA) so special.  Upon entering the DWA, visitors are transported to the rainforest.  The tour begins at the top of the building, in the rainforest canopy where free-flying birds abound.  The canopy is home to the only publicly displayed Three-toed sloth in the United States.  The sloth, a Rainforest favorite, is on display daily from 1-4pm, not in a cage, but simply sitting in a tree.  As visitors wind their way down through the aquarium, they visit the forest floor, teeming with life.  Here you find Orinoco crocodiles and their babies, polka-dot stingrays, a huge anaconda, and playful river otters.  Continuing on, visitors find themselves in the underwater portion of the Aquarium marveling at manatees, turtles, penguins, and best of all, sharks.  The sharks actually swim all around visitors as they walk through a glass tunnel.  Overall, the Dallas World Aquarium and Zoo is the most unique zoo presentation we have ever seen and therefore, receives Texas Family Travel's highest recommendation for family fun in Dallas.

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