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Tennessee Aquarium

1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 265 0695
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Ranked #2 of 78 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 »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is such a beautiful place to visit. It is a very interesting educational experience. I really enjoyed the different touch tanks that are available and I especially appreciate the way the information is shared.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I have been many times to the Tennessee Aquarium and love every visit. The staff is always courteous and helpful. Be sure to ask questions, they are a fountain of information. We really enjoyed an impromptu lesson with a staff member standing by the penguin exhibit. All the exhibits are great. I am fascinated with the jellyfish exhibit and the... More

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Gate City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This time we visited, we brought along my 3 year old nephew. We had to go a little faster with our self-guided tour, but that's the great thing about the aquarium. He LOVED finding "Nemo".

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Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Make sure that you have at least a day to fully enjoy the experience. We were able to see the Aquarium, but we needed more time to visit the theaters. We were only able to spend about 2 1/2 hours.

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Conway, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My family and I went to the Aquarium on a Saturday afternoon in July. Be prepared for crowds! There are two different touch tanks throughout the aquarium as well as interactive presentations. Great for young children!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We got there late in the day but were still able to visit both sides of the museum--one is ocean creatures and the other is fresh water (rivers and streams). They had penguins, which we rarely see at aquariums. There was an art exhibit, based on aquatic themes that featured work from local artists in glass, multimedia, and paint., which... More

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McDonough, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I suggest buying your tickets online if you have the time and opportunity. We waited in line for over an hour. The aquarium has 3 credit card machines outside that you can use but 2 of them were broken. Not a lot of signage to let you know where things are in reference to what line to get into for... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I didn't think 'another aquarium' could impress me, but this one did. Very well organized with walking through it, so you don't miss something. Impressive...I'd go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Tennessee Aquarium has an amazing variety of species that live in and around fresh and saltwater. The layout allowed spectacular views of ocean and freshwater animals and fish. It was much more comprehensive than I had expected and especially enjoyed the seahorses, jellyfish and river otters. The butterfly habitat was an unexpected bonus.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

It was set up really nicely. Our kids aged 7 and almost 2 enjoyed it a lot. Especially the part where you could touch the sharks and sting rays. They both really enjoyed the butterfly conservatory as did we. Very cool. The only problem I had was that I didn't realize I had to keep our tickets to enter the... More

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