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Tennessee Aquarium

1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 265 0695
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Ranked #2 of 77 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Traveler Description: The Tennessee Aquarium on the Chattanooga riverfront  The Chattanooga skyline features six magnificent peaks that top the Tennessee Aquarium's River... more »
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Anna, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, amazing, EXPENSIVE. There are two different aquariums. They are both about 3 or 4 stories high. One is filled with ocean fish and one is filled with river fish. We enjoyed the ocean one better, because we see the river fish frequently here at home. Both were incredible though. Plan to shell out the dough. The adult tickets were... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have been going to the aquarium since it opened. We love it. The fresh water side will take the longest to get through, about 2 1/2 hours. The salt water will take a ittle more than an hour.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see the layout of both fresh and ocean aquatic life. Even creatures found in and around the water ways! GREAT learning opportunities, learned many things about aquatic life(ex. fresh water ray) felt only salt water ray.

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Indiana
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We loved the Tennessee Aquarium. There are two buildings, one for the river animals and one for the ocean animals. The place is huge and it is one of the nicer aquariums we've been to. We saw an imax movie there also. We will visit the aquarium again.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Had a great day at the aquarium, best in Tennessee!! The butterfly room was my personal favorite. The staff was friendly and helpful. I didnt particularly like how you had to get your tickets (from a kiosk) but the line, while long, wasnt slow moving. Be prepared for a lot of kids and parents shoving them in front of you!!... More

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Arden, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Tennessee Aquarium is the Top Attraction in Chattanooga for very good reason. It offers both a salt water & sea water exhibits thru two attractive buildings. The array of fish, butterflies & wildlife was truly first class as was the helpful staff. This is a MUST SEE IN CHATTANOOGA !!!

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the visit to the River Journey building. There was a great deal to see. The Ocean Journey building did not seem to have as much, but it was the shark tank was the highlight. It will be a one-time visit for us since it was pretty expensive.

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Hiram, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Beautiful aquariums! I love how they separate the salt water fish from the fresh water fish. The aquarium was clean and easy to walk through. The large spaces made it easy to walk around and the large viewing tanks made it easy to view the fish. There are several good picture locations as well. They keep the lights dim which... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Being from Atlanta, we have the Georgia Aquarium but for the price, the Tennessee Aquarium is great. We were able to purchase a family pass for around $100. Chattanooga is such a family friendly town and it is near Atlanta, it makes is worth a quick weekend getaway with the family. The addition of the second building at the aquarium... More

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We are from Atlanta but enjoyed this Aquarium more than our own! There is a large interactive area with great staff! There is plenty to see and is not crowded.

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