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Downtown Aquarium - Denver

700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211

Downtown Aquarium is a public aquarium and restaurant in Denver. Owned and operated by Landry's Restaurants, it is the largest aquarium between Chicago and California. It has approximately 5000 animals representing 500 species. A major theme is the relationship between inland freshwater ecosystems and the ocean. The original design focused on the path to the ocean taken by two rivers, the Colorado River in North America and the Kampar River in Indonesia. After renovations in 2005, the two journey paths remain, but are no longer arranged in a strictly zoogeographic pattern. For example, tanks on the second pathway (formerly the Kampar River Journey) depict African and South American freshwater ecosystems; other tanks are mixed community aquaria.

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