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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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There is an amazing array of things to do in the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, so it is a great place to take the kids or grandkids. Highly recommended if you are in town for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

There is an amazing array of things to do in the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, so it is a great place to take the kids or grandkids. Highly recommended if you are in town for a visit!

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Both buildings had several small aquariums and one big one that could be seen from different angles and levels. Great for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently vacationed in Chattanooga, TN, which is a beautiful city. The Aquarium was very relaxing and a great place to visit. It is very accessible, elevators, escalators and large areas to move around in. It was extremely hot that day, so walking around in the air conditioned aquarium was fantastic for us. Their exhibits are some... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Wife and I revisited the Tenn. Aquarium again, as we do every year or so and as always found it great. Great presentation of exhibits and well maintained. We really like the way the theme of following the water from the Mountains to the ocean is used. We have visited aquariums from east coast to the west and believe that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

First trip to this aquarium and to Chattanooga. It was a rainy day and everyone was going to see the fish. Did not feel crowded and lines moved well. Come and check it out.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visit the aquarium - your family will talk about it for days to come. Great memories will be made. Be sure to visit and learn about Oscar. He's cool. Take your time and simply enjoy all the animals and their stories.

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Decatur, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My daughter, grandson, and I had a wonderful experience spending time in the Delta Country exhibits, especially the turtle and alligator exhibits. One of the assistants showed use the Tennessee Aquarium App and how to use it yo plan our time at the aquarium. The gift shop personnel were all so helpful and assisted us in getting outfitted for a... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Way less crowded than Atlanta and less expensive. This aquiroum has 2 separate buildings a salt water and fresh water. Both bldgs took us about 2.5 hours to go thru , Will definitely go again if ever in Chattanooga.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We all enjoyed our time at the aquarium! The highlights for us were the alligator feeding, the otters and the penguins. My son liked the sharks. Nicely done aquarium! Only suggestion is to have stools for the little ones to see into all the tanks. Did a lot of kid lifting. We did the whale imax which was great. Spent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went with my four year old. We enjoyed our visit, but One trip was plenty for me. It might have took two hours maybe to view the whole place. I just expected more. The butterfly exhibit was a disappointment might have seen five butterflies. The stingrays were neat as was the ocean life tanks. The coolest part was scuba... More 

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Additional Information about Tennessee Aquarium

Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 265 0695
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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