Experience one of Houston's largest and most entertaining attractions by taking a trip to the Downtown Aquarium. Fire Station No. 1 and Central Waterworks Building, two historic Houston landmarks, were redeveloped to house the six-acre entertainment and dining complex. The aquarium is home to more than 200 species of aquatic life in a 500,000-gallon water wonderland.
Eight Exhibits to Explore
Downtown Aquarium is made up of eight different exhibits with many different animals to explore at each one. The Louisiana Swamp allows you to explore the animals found in the marsh and bayous of Louisiana, The Gulf of Mexico lets you get a glimpse of the aquatic life found in the neighboring sea, and you can even catch White Tigers at the Maharaja's Temple. Some of the other exhibits include Shipwreck, Rainforest, Sunken Temple, Education Room, and Stingray Reef.
Several Amusement Rides are Featured
Kids of all ages can enjoy the many amusement rides found at Downtown Aquarium. The Shark Voyage is a train ride that takes visitors through the center of a 200,000 gallon shark tank for a great view of various species of sharks. The aquarium also features the Diving Bell Ferris Wheel, Aquatic Carousel, Lighthouse Dive, and the Frog Hopper.
Dine at the Aquarium
Dine at Downtown Aquarium as you are seated around 150,000 gallons of aquatic creatures that swim around you while you eat delicious food. The restaurant serves seafood, steaks, chicken, salads, pasta, and desserts. You can also visit the Dive Lounge, which is located on the second floor of the aquarium. It is an upscale bar that is the perfect place to relax after a long day.
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