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Tennessee Aquarium

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Address: 1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
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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Salt Water and Fresh Water

The Tennessee Aquarium did not disappoint! It is divided into two buildings one hosting life from the seas and oceans and the other hosting life from the rivers and lakes. Hold on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Tennessee Aquarium did not disappoint! It is divided into two buildings one hosting life from the seas and oceans and the other hosting life from the rivers and lakes. Hold on to your ticket you will need it to enter each building. Start with the fresh water side first, it is not as impressive as the salt water side,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My 4 year old enjoyed the ocean building more than the river building. He definitely wanted to go back before we were done. Make it a whole day trip and enjoy all that downtown has to offer. Great acquiring and experience!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Pet a stingray, see some really cool local fish in the freshwater exhibit. Not so busy that you can't enjoy yourself. Butterfly area is very special too.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family & friends really enjoyed the aquarium!! The kids enjoyed touching the different species of fish & sting rays. It would be better if the fresh & salt water was in one build instead of having to leave out going to the next building. Overall we enjoyed ourselves!! Will visit again!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice attraction. Very informative. Lots of unique specimens. Liked all of the huge, multi-level tanks and the small ones as well. Only complaint was it seemed a little pricey-- $29 for adults, $19 for kids. No senior discounts. But it made for an enjoyable afternoon. You will spend several hours there.

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Thank baseball1966
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

....and we're never disappointed! This is the best aquarium ever. Better than Georgia, Miami and the national aquarium in Baltimore (a very close second though). Best layout, lots of great viewing areas and different exhibits. You will enjoy this aquarium, I guarantee it!

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Thank Mark F
Rossville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to see and do here, and the experience is truly worth the price! If you enjoy visiting aquariums then you will love this one!

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Martin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you just want to look at large aquariums full of fish, this is your place. It was boring for our group of teens and adults. There was too much of the same thing, lots of walking up and down, and in the dark the majority of the time. Prefer the Atlanta aquarium.

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Sautee, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Aquarium features fresh water river exhibits, Ocean exhibits, endangered species programs, penguins, otters, butterflies....the list goes on. It is a very comfortable environment with a friendly and informative staff that obviously love what they do. We didn't have an opportunity to visit the IMAX, but if the quality of the Aquarium is any indication, it must be exceptional as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is amazing and is for all children (and adults) of all ages. My favorite place is the butterfly room.. Maybe the penguins.. Whichever is your favorite, this is the placee to be,.,.

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