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“beautiful building”
Review of Tennessee Aquarium

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Owner description: More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
Ilford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“beautiful building”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Spent a lovely morning touring the aquarium which is in one of the nicest buildings in America.Aquarium is situated on the riverfront which is a nice area to wander round, plenty of good restaurants around...well worth the visit

Visited June 2012
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Buffalo, New York
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“Fun and learning experience”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

I enjoyed the entire experience. The buildings were laid out very well. There were opportunities in the rain forest area and in the freshwater building for interactive experiences with the fish

Visited November 2012
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great aquarium but very expensive”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

I went with my brother and great Neice and 4 year old daughter while visiting in town. It cost $9 to park, and lunch was about $25 for just chicken nuggets, hotdogs, and nachos, I recommended going to Buffalo Wild Wings behind the aquarium instead. It is $25 for adults and $15 for kids older than 3. There are two buildings and you can spend most of the day touring them both. If it wasn't such a good aquarium I would say it wasn't worth it, but especially when it's cold and rainy, it's a great place to go.

Thank crsteph70
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great for children and informative too”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

very good and enteraining for the children ,they thought the sharks were great .they love the string rays and been able to touch them too.

Visited November 2012
Thank Rosslyne g
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Longview, Texas
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“The Real Jewel of Chattanooga”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Tennessee Aquarium is "the must see attraction in Chattanooga." The aquarium doubled in size in the last few years and now offers a giant multilevel fresh water display which begins with a walk through an out door stream area featuring wildlife from Tennessee and winds its way to the lower level featuring all types of water creatures in addition to the expected fresh water fish. The second building houses the saltwater aquarium and includes a penguin tank that will entertain children and adults for quite a time. Our favorite part of the exhibits were the sea dragons. These seahorse like creatures look like half animal / half seaweed and glide through the water with such grace. This complex is a full afternoon of educational entertainment and will not disappoint even disinterested teenagers.

Visited March 2012
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