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Denver Aquarium


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Denver`s Downtown Aquarium is one of the most wonderful tributes to the beauty of water I`ve ever seen. The architecture was breathtakingly beautiful, with even the escalator sporting a gorgeous display.

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There were endless tanks of fish, and they were all large and roomy enough for the fish to zip about happily without the sluggishness cramped tanks create. There were even a few petting tanks so you could litterally brush up against sting rays, starfish, and horseshoe crabs.

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There was more than just the basic fish. There were also a few more zoo like exhibits, with snakes, parrots, otters, and other animals. It was all really quite exiting!

Thai Chicken Wrap

The restaurant was fabulous. I ordered an appetizer, Thai chicken wraps, for a light midday meal. It was huge! I got a platter that was about 2’x1’6″, with peanut satay chicken, carrot slivers and chopped peanuts, spicy pickles, and all manner of goodies. There was a stack of a bunch of lettuce leaves, and a spoon so you could create your own wraps. It was enough to feed three of us with a platter of fried onion rings and zucchini with bits of jalapeno, which I didn`t partake in due to the flour in the batter. What I had was pretty amazing either way, though!

Aquarium Lounge

Like I said, the architecture was wonderful as well. This is a photo of the lounge area, and there was also a bar, a ballroom, and a restaurant. The restaurant had two huge tanks with divers, sharks, and fish that started at two feet long. It opens it`s doors at 12, so you may want to get breakfast before you drive here, as this is really only a lunch option. There is also a cute little Mexican restaurant right across the street if you want something a little cheaper. (My appetizer wraps were $11)

Do you love fish like I do? What is your favorite aquarium?

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3 comments

    1. It was definitely the best I`ve seen so far, and I feel like I`ve visited every other aquarium and zoo in the country! (Though that`s a bit of an exaggeration, I have been to all the most famous ones.)

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