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“Fall in love with water!”
Review of Tennessee Aquarium

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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Fall in love with water!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

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!

Visited July 2014
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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86 reviews
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“Great Acquarium”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Won't Go back.”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

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 looking at the glass, the motion of the water and the magnification of the animals made my eyes hurt and i got a little nauseated.

However, my favorite part is the butterfly exhibit and seeing a few birds.
Also, my kids seemed to love it. I would rate it better if it weren't for the crowds and the many rude ppl we encountered.

Visited July 2014
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French Settlement, Louisiana
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A little pricey, but good.”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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Bear, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“AWESOME!!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

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.

Visited May 2014
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