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Tennessee Aquarium

1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 265 0695
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Ranked #1 of 77 attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

children loved it...was a little disappointed that it was so small but overall a great family outing

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High Bridge, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Once you've seen one aquarium, you've seen them all I feel like, but this one was a bit more. Worth checking out.

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Trebfath
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There are two separated buildings, one focused on the seas, the other on rivers. One admission gives you a two-part ticket. There is an additional cost for the IMAX movie in a separate building, diagonally across the street. Parking is $9. Our grandkids, 8 and 10, loved it, and so did we grandparents. Very clever displays. For example, the children... More

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Jacksonville, Alabama, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We have been several times. The River Journey is pretty nice and has lots of things to see. Wasn't as impressed with the Ocean Building. The penguins were the biggest draw in that building. Our daughter went thru the Ocean building in about 10 min. It was a little expensive for a lot of hype. I would rather go to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Aquarium with two buildings to visit, ocean and river. I have two boys and they loved it. You start at the top and work your way down and see amazing animals and emerge your self in the water without getting wet. Amazing!

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Allow at least a half day to see both the fresh water and the salt water buildings. We also took the river gorge trip on the aquarium's high speed boat. I grew up in Chattanooga, went away to college, etc. and have always lived somewhere else and didn't even know there was a Tennessee River Gorge.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took our two kids here and first of all it was VERY crowded. We visited 7/19/2014 Saturday. With it being very crowded there were alot of people who were very rude. Taking pictures is hard because it's dark and the pictures came out blurry or (with the flash) having a bright spot on them. I had a hard time... More

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French Settlement, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The aquariums are great and the layout is awesome. We liked the way you start the tours upstairs and walk down. The hands-on tanks were a hit with our 4 year old. All-in-all, this is a must see if you are in the area.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Visited this Aquarium with my girlfriend and her 12 year old. Had a fantastic time. Perfect place for children to learn and interact with sealife.

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Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Family of four enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. Spent 2.5 hours and it was enough. Also did the boat ride on the river.... Fun and beautiful scenery. Glad we experienced both venues but it is not something we would do again....prefer Georgia Aquarium.

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