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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 »
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Kingsport
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This Aquarium is beautiful and the layout is very easy to navigate. My family likes it better than the Ripley's Aquariums we've visited. We love that there is a salt and a fresh water building. Get the package with the IMAX movie! The movies are GREAT! Be prepared to pay for parking and walk a couple of blocks. The butterfly... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Love that both sides of the Aquarium have you walk through and down each level which allow you to move away from the crowds. It was very frustrating to just stand and wait for the groups of people to leave the large shark and salt water area just to have a minute to see the animals yourself. I was very... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Fantastic aquarium and a great layout. Great place to take the family and worth the drive from Atlanta.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

One of the best aquariums we have visited...beautiful architecture, well designed and very kid-friendly. (No children with us, but it was fun to see the enthusiasm of all the others visiting)

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Bremen, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We live near Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium which is nice, but when we want to go to an aquarium it is worth the drive to go to the Tennessee Aquarium! We love the layout of the buildings, the staff are awesome and very knowledgeable and the fish & other animals are worth every penny to see. Trust me you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for the family, we love Chattanooga. However, we had "vouchers" from a hotel package and had to wait on line for no reason. Which was at least 20 minutes. They have ticket kiosks which shows their desire to move into the 21th century. This was a real damper for me. I know it may seem silly, however when... More

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Macon, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Definitely recommend visiting this aquarium if you're in the area. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The new otter exhibit is great. Also recommend the VIP pass for the behind the scenes tour. There's a butterfly room in addition to the Ocean and River journey exhibits.

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Jasper, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium Labor Day weekend. This is the third or fourth time I have visited and every time, it's so crowded it's hard to see all that it has to offer. The fish, snakes and mammals are beautiful, the layout is nice; however, if it is crowded it feels like a waste of money because you can't get... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Had heard a lot about these aquariums - glad we went! Two buildings - one is the fresh water aquarium and the smaller is the salt water aquarium. Learned there are things in rivers and lakes that I never knew were there! Eye opening! Loved the otters and the penguins. Very friendly and helpful staff. Sits on the Tennessee River... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The admission is a bit pricey at $26 per adult, but they do a lot of conservation work as well, so I felt it was a bit of a donation too. That said, the actual review: there are actually two buildings, an ocean/tropical and freshwater exhibit. The ocean exhibit was pretty neat, there are several exhibits in it show casing... More

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