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Tennessee Aquarium

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Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
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+1 800-262-0695
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great place to visit if you're in Tennessee, but it can get old after three and four visits to the Aquarium. The touch tank was a favorite for the kids as well as the butterfly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit if you're in Tennessee, but it can get old after three and four visits to the Aquarium. The touch tank was a favorite for the kids as well as the butterfly garden. There was mainly a stingray touch tank and a surgeon tank. The butterfly garden also has many different varieties of butterflies (and if you're... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the second time I have been to this aquarium. It was much smaller than I remember and took less time than I expected. There are 2 buildings, basically one is saltwater and the other is freshwater. The freshwater building took much more time and was more interesting to us. Still had a great time.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really loved the Tennessee Aquarium, I would definitely go back. I loved the penguins and the fish/ sharks. They also have a nice gift shop I got my daughter a pink penguin lol.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The size of the aquarium is huge. Is a good place for kids, as you can interact with some animals. One of the best butterfly gardens I've ever seen. There are plenty of parking nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I use to work at the world largest aquarium. When I came to visit here, I thought i was not going to enjoy it as much. Boy was I wrong. Loved this place!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was totally blown away by the Aquarium. It was the largest that I have ever visited. The River and Ocean buildings are a must see. Plan to spend the entire day.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best attractions in Tennessee! The Aquarium is a wonderful experience for all ages. It is great to enjoy a nice individual experience or with friends! The staff and volunteers are very friendly and interactive, sharing their knowledge about the exhibits. We look forward to the Ringed-tail Lemur exhibit. The building is well maintained and clean. I am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the aquarium many times over the years as our son was growing up. This is a site that has not been complacent over an opening of a tremendous exhibit. They have continued to expand, improve, and grow their presence and customer interaction opportunities. Outstanding.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on a holiday weekend, so the wait to get tickets was long (and happened to be outside in the rain) and subsequently inside was crowded. But the aquarium experience was very clean, nice, and well done. It takes a long time to get through all of the buildings, so our young kids were exhausted by the end. But... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a nice Sunday afternoon. The place was busy, but not too crowded. An issue with our ticket sale was taken care of without fuss. As for the exhibits... the freshwater center was really good. I understand with the TN Aquarium is known for it. There are exhibits for major rivers of the world in addition to the... More 

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