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Hot Springs - National Park Aquarium

209 Central Avenue

The National Park Aquarium is a modest collection of fish, reptiles and amphibians from nearly EVERY continent! We host at least 50 exhibits at any given time during the year and our star tortoise Slowpoke is always expecting visitors. We're a family friendly place with family friendly prices so please pop in while you're downtown! Ask about our group rates and military discount.



Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Idk why people gave this place negative reviews! This little place is very cool. My kids loved it and got to read about all the different things that make these creatures unique. Let alone play and interact with "slow poke" the tortoise they have just walking around freely in there. We had a great time and would definetley recommend it to anyone!

Alisa Tubbs

Monday, March 19, 2018
Waste of money. Small. Dirty. Took 15 minutes to walk through and that includes a bathroom trip. Would have not gone in but we had our 3 small kids with us.

Greg Melendez

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
Pay no attention to the negative comments. On a small budget the animals are clean and healthy, and they have done a great job with a variety of fish and reptiles. It is a great way to spend an hour, and be sure to say hello to Slow Poke the tortoise. If you want elaborate displays then go somewhere else and spend $25 each for admission. It is totally worth it.

Alex Harmon

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
I really enjoyed this aquarium! Honestly, I didn't go in expecting much but for 6 dollars, I was willing to risk it. They have a 20ish year old tortoise that just roams around during the day. Hanging out with Pokey was worth 6 bucks alone. But they also had a pretty decent variety of animals. They even told us when they were feeding the piranhas so we could see it. We would definitely go again.

jennifer stover

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
Small exhibit, will take an hour or so to tour. Very much worth the $6 adult entrance fee, cheaper for kids. Clean, well designed tanks with interesting specimens. The giant tortoise is so beautiful, friendly, too.

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