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Tennessee Aquarium

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Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
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+1 800-262-0695
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated...

More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.

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This aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums I've ever been to. Everyone was very polite and we enjoyed watching the staff feed the sharks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums I've ever been to. Everyone was very polite and we enjoyed watching the staff feed the sharks.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very fun aquarium to visit - A little weird that it's separated into 2 buildings, but not necessarily a bad thing (unless it's raining). The inside layout is pretty cool, a ramp from the top of the building spirals down with the tanks. It is a good aquarium, but doesn't have any super special attractions. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our experience very much, purchasing the museum and IMax option. We spent a full 5 plus hours and were enthralled the entire time, but we really like to read about what we are seeing and take our time. The plusses include friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers, IMax choices rather than one film shown exclusively, and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very nice aquarium with lots of exciting exhibits. Fun for everyone with a vast array of ocean creatures to explore. One of the better aquariums.

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Erie, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This aquarium is okay. It has two buildings, but it lacks punch. There is nothing special about it. We moved here from Denver and their aquarium is much smaller, but much better. The layout isn't good in the salt water building and the other building is like a big fish tank. I think quality is better than quantity when it... More 

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Coatesville, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by and walked through the Rivers exhibits before going to see another attraction. The museum was clean, up to date and I really enjoyed all the exhibits, especially the river otters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This aquarium definitely is worth the visit when in Chatanooga. The Ocean exhibition is OK but the fresh water one definitely leaves you with a new standard. It took us almost 3 hours to see it all and the displays seems to be endless. Be aware that there is a lot of walk. I went with my 3 kids and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Chattanooga Aquarium is awesome! We've been several times and learn and see new things each time. This is an excellent learning experience and just plain fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium has two separate buildings, one for freshwater life and one for seawater life. Since I'm from the Great Lakes region, I wasn't super fascinated with the freshwater side. Though it was neat seeing the different types of fish native to Tennessee and the surrounding states. I was more fascinated with the seawater side. They had lots of seahorses... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a resident of the Chattanooga area, I have been to the Tennessee Aquarium many times. Every time someone visits the Aquarium goes on the agenda. It is a great combination of visual beauty and education about the magic of water and the creatures who live there. The seahorses, dancing jellyfish, the otters and penguins are all favorites; but it... More 

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