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Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 800.262.0695
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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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I visited there with my family. So organized. Lots of creatures. 4D movie was moderate. Otherwise it is okay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I visited there with my family. So organized. Lots of creatures. 4D movie was moderate. Otherwise it is okay.

Texas
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the aquarium right around opening time on Sunday morning. This turned out to be a great decision because we had it almost to ourselves for the first hour of our visit. The seahorse exhibit was very nice. We enjoyed watching the river otters play. We spent most of our time at the River section, but the Ocean side... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you try to keep up with all you can see you may get tired of trying!! Fresh water local to foreign places and salt water beauties! Not just fish though......butterflies..so lovely. Alligators, ducks, snakes, otters....more. Lovely area to explore outside. Worth your time to go.

Stuart, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Overall the aquarium was pretty nice. A lot of well kept exhibits, but nothing worth justifying the nearly $30 entrance fee, plus the expensive parking fees!

Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Maybe it was our timing, the summer tourists have all headed back to school. We came on a Saturday and saw no school field trips. Spent a leisurely two hours in the Ocean portion, and had to cut the River portion short as my parking was about to run out. Will definitely return as it was very enjoyable, the kids... More 

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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first time to this aquarium. Both the River and Ocean exhibits were good. The gift shop seemed a little better at the River than the Ocean. The staff at both was very helpful and pleasant.b

Calhoun, Tennessee
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I watched as this unique structure emerged from the Tennessee River side earth and eventually become part of the landscape of Chattanooga. There were protests by short-sighted individuals, such as "Who needs a place with a bunch of damn fish? Just another taxpayer tourist trap…" etc. I don't think even the creators of this house of fish could have foreseen... More 

Rossville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Tennessee aquarium is one of a kind with its incredible variety of aquatic life. I have alot of friends from Atlanta who leave Atlanta aquarium in the dust because of their preference of the Tennessee aquarium. It is truly a great place.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit. Great displays. We were lucky enough to catch feeding time in one of the large tank displays, GREAT! The information says allow 2 1/2 hours for your visit. We were inside for 3 1/2 hours and had to rush through the second building to make the last Imax show. It was great to see, and all... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is aquarium has a fresh water and a salt water exhibit. Personally the salt water side is a little more exciting and fun with a butterfly garden where you can actually hold the butterflies. However the fresh water exhibit has massive fish local to tn.

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