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Tennessee Aquarium

Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 423 265 0695
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Chattanooga
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Owner description: More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This is a big aquarium! Very informative and I really liked the design of the aquarium. One of the best aquariums we have visited so far!

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Each time I visit Chattanooga, TN, I make certain I see the aquarium. This is without doubt, the most extensive aquarium I have ever seen. I especially like the river walk portion that teaches about the various watery ecosystems throughout the world. I learn so much every time I visit.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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186 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic aquarium and I would not hesitate to stop here again. I would arrive first thing in the morning, as the place gets a bit crowded on the weekends and when school is out. The tour starts at the top of the building and shows aquatic life from the mountain streams to the ocean. The entire course... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited for Homeschool Day. It was still expensive $71.00 for mom dad and 3 students. Ripley's is about half that much. The ocean building is good but the river side was a little tired and run down. Staff was friendly and helpful though. One of the tanks in the river building sprang a leak while we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great aquarium,spent 4 hours at it,could've spent longer. Nice exhibits,friendly staff,learning experience for older visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Tennessee Aquarium is a great fun filled event for the whole family. They have all types of fish and wildlife and the IMAX movie theater was great too. I would definitely recommend for anyone with kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Very fun aquarium. Price was a bit high, but we spent 4 hours combined in both buildings, so it was worth it. Very friendly and informative staff. IMAX theatre was great also. Penguin, otter and deep sea exhibits were the highlights. Was disappointed the alligator exhibit doesn't open til March. Still a good time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been here several times and always come back. Two buildings entice you to view even more aquatic life than you have other places. Clean, well kept buildings, friendly staff, convenient parking and restaurants add to the allure. Go...you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Much more reasonable than Atlanta, GA and it felt like there was just as much to see. We spent hrs in here! It was lovely and clean. Very friendly staff. We will be coming back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved it! The designs of some of the exhibits were really cool. I went with my boyfriend at the time but this would be such a great family outing! Beautiful animals and the speakers were fun and interacted with all the children and families. Memorable experience!

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