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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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September trip

This area and the aquarium was really fun and we enjoyed it even though it was crowded. So many exhibits but the favorites were Otters and the Penguins. Loved it!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area and the aquarium was really fun and we enjoyed it even though it was crowded. So many exhibits but the favorites were Otters and the Penguins. Loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite aquarium. It has two sides: ocean and river animals. It has so many different animals, and right now it has a huge sea horse exhibit. I promise you'll see creatures you've never seen before.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the aquarium's layout. Very easy going for a Thursday afternoon visit. Not crowded and plenty to see. The butterfly exhibit was amazing. We went during the butterfly release and got to hold a few beautiful butterflies. Spend about 2 hours but I would visit again if I get a deal on ticket admission. Only reason I didn't give a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down best aquarium ever visited. Favorites were penguins, sea horses, and otters. So nicely laid out, easy to find your way around. All the employees and volunteers were extremely friend,y and helpful. We will return!

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you think you've seen a wonderful aquarium in the ATL you have - and STILL YOU SHOULD GO TO the TENNESSEE Aquarium. This directed, rolling, strolling exhibit brings you up close and personal to river and lake life from the state and nearby waters. It's a calm and fascinating look, in a low-key way, that's perfect for the whole... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tennessee Aquarium is such a beautiful attraction in Chattanooga. Children and even adults will have the most wonderful time of there life. You should definitely go if you live in Chattanooga or even visiting!

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured with our grandkids, 4 and 6, and had a terrific time. The layout of the aquarium made it easy to keep track of everyone and to see all the exhibits together. Very imaginative and immersive exhibits. There are even a couple of "petting tanks" where you can touch rays or sturgeon (they don't bite). This is one not... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to spend a few hours and we especially enjoyed the jelly fish collections. They had some of the most interesting jelly fish I have ever seen. It is in 2 buildings and is extremely well laid out so you get to see everything without any problems.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent the day visiting both aquariums for their homeschool day. All of the employees were friendly and patient and did very well with their shows and answering questions afterwards. We did a scavenger hunt based on their grade level and my kids enjoyed it. Neither aquarium was overly busy, which was nice. Favorite aquarium was Ocean Journey. We loved... More 

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Woodruff, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I liked the aquarium in Gatlinburg better, my wife preferred this one. The unique thing about this aquarium is they have a bldg. with fresh water species, and one with salt water species. It was organized very well.

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