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Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 265 0695
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Description: More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium...
More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
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Great Aquarium

Love the TN Aquarium. My insider tip is that although the staff recommend you start with the Tennessee River building, I prefer to start with the other building, which has the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Brynda Q
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Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Love the TN Aquarium. My insider tip is that although the staff recommend you start with the Tennessee River building, I prefer to start with the other building, which has the more dynamic displays.

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Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been to many aquariums but enjoyed the division into rivers snd oceans in two buildings . Excellent vantage points to see otters tortoises and penguins above and below water. Loved the coral displays; similar to snorkeling tropical reefs. Very child friendly as children were able to touch string rays and some fish. Both exhibits start at the top of... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

For the size of the aquarium I felt it had a great display of animals. The jellyfish and seahorse displays were vast and stunning.

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Mobile, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Took my wife to see the aquarium because she had never been. It was alright but it seemed a little run down and most of the animals did not move much.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the best in the country. Don't miss it if you are visiting or passing through Chattanooga, TN. The whole town is very visitor friendly and their staff was great.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I touched animals like sting rays and sturgeon. It was amazing and life changing! The backstage tour was incredible. I highly recommend visiting.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This Aquarium has so much to offer! Not only inside, but outside as well! The fountains outside and the wading pool are awesome! And that part is free!!

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had an excellent visit to the Tennessee Aquarium! It is in 2 different buildings in downtown Chattanooga with an IMAX theater in a 3rd building all within 2 blocks of each other. We liked it so much, we purchased an annual pass.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We started taking our son to the TN aquarium the day they opened. We made at least one visit a week. Our son was a volunteer during high school. We now are taking our 4 year old niece. There is always something new and interesting. I have held events there for work and all of the out of town guests... More 

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Asheville, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited on a Friday afternoon in Late February, which may be the best time to tour. We did not fight crowds & the staff was extremely friendly. The tickets were not cheap, but the facilities and exhibits were fantastic. We chipped in a few extra dollars for the afternoon VIP tour which proved to be money very well spent.

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