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Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 800.262.0695
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated...

More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.

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Best in the south!

This is a GREAT place for kids and adults. Two buildings...one fresh water and the other salt water. On the Tennessee River with tons of great restaurants nearby and horse-n-buggy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
KellyStuart62
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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a GREAT place for kids and adults. Two buildings...one fresh water and the other salt water. On the Tennessee River with tons of great restaurants nearby and horse-n-buggy rides as well.

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1 Thank KellyStuart62
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thought this was an expensive outing. They do not give homeschool discounts which was also disappointing. The jelly fish exhibit was the most interesting exhibit.

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1 Thank michele w
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best aquarium. I like it because it has local species of fish and aquatic life that we find in our area

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1 Thank Sarah B
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely start with the Ocean building first, because the River is so much better. Great otter exhibit and a few touch pools to keep the little one interested. Some really cool animals and some really big fish! Didn't care much for the sad butterfly and penguin exhibits. Staff was knowledgable and friendly. Wear layers, many temperature changes between exhibits themselves... More 

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1 Thank sammy608
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience and idea to display both fresh and salt water aquariums. Well 'pitched; with something for every age group.

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1 Thank 907andrewcharless
Mobile, Alabama
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193 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome aquarium (even better than Georgia aquarium!) Very peaceful and relaxing. Great butterfly exhibit. Can't wait to come back again! The octopus was my absolute favorite!

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1 Thank Rsavell
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was disappointed to discover the penguins do NOT, actually, wear tuxedos. Thought this aquarium would be classier.

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was just OK. Nothing spectacular in my opinion, maybe because we are use to big aquariums with lots of variety. It's good for a a little family outing but the pricing is STEEP for what it is really! We were in the area for one day and this is where we decided to go. I wished we would have... More 

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1 Thank Ann A
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great adventure for the family, friends and business outing. Love the ray petting tank, the otters, butterfly room, Nickajack tank & the Amazon displays. It's a great time for everyone involved. Located in downtown Chattanooga on the riverfront. Plenty of parking,great diversity in restaurants within walking distance of the Aquarium. Don't leave Chattanooga without a stop here.

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1 Thank Geno00
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My young grandchildren loved all the exhibits. They were so awestruck by the seals that they watched them playing for 10-15 minutes. They really enjoyed the sharks and catfish. What was mind boggling for me was how large the catfish were in the tanks and they're from the Tennessee River....as large as one of my granddaughters who is two. I... More 

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