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Visit the Aquarium Center


Iowa State Fairgrounds
E. 30th & Grand Ave. Gate
Des Moines, Iowa

Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily 515-263-0612

Greatest Little Aquarium in the World!!!

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Join the hundreds of thousands of people who have enjoyed the Aquarium Center since it opened in 1979. Children, parents and grandparents all enjoy more than 65 beautifully aquascaped aquariums, including 20 Salt Water Aquariums. Four of the Salt Water Aquariums have functioning living coral reefs!

You will see some of the most gorgeous, some of the ugliest, and some of the most bizarre creatures in the world. Over 300 species of aquatic animals are on display for your enjoyment. FISH PIX #3

Imagine fish from Brazil, Borneo, Venezuela, Thailand, Africa, Australia,
Mexico, China, Europe, Japan, Hawaii, Madagascar, Vietnam, the coral atolls
of the Pacific Ocean, and many other places around the world.

See fish that are poisonous as a rattlesake, fish that generate electricity, the so-called man-eating Piranhas from South America and sharks and eels from the Seven Seas. There are so many things to see it is almost impossible to see it all in one visit.

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Please take a few moments to wander through our Internet Aquarium. We have information about the souvenir counter, group discounts, history of the Aquarium Center, and of course, more stunning pictures of just a few of the fish you can see here. We also have our special 1997 State Fair Flyer (August 7-17) available.

If you have any questions while you are in the Aquarium Center be sure to ask one of our volunteers. They will do their best to answer your questions. (Please feel free to ask us questions over the Internet by sending them to We hope you enjoy your visit to the Aquarium Center as so many have before you.



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Last Updated: May 31, 1997
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