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Tennessee Aquarium

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Address: 1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
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+1 800-262-0695
10:00 - 18:00
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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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It was Amazing!

We easily spent like 4 hours here, and it was so worth it! Had an amazing time! The exhibits are amazing, we had never been to an aquarium before, and this blew us away. I can... read more

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Brittany C
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We easily spent like 4 hours here, and it was so worth it! Had an amazing time! The exhibits are amazing, we had never been to an aquarium before, and this blew us away. I can see kids loving this, of course. It was great, so informative & fun, loved the penguins, the butterfly room, the seahorses, and of course... More 

Thank Brittany C
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was sooooo impressed with the aquarium- and I live in Florida!! The set up was fantastic and the price was worth it (not bad either). We had a blast going through everything and got some great pictures. The dive show (in the fish and shark tank) was good too. I had a stingray trying to jump out into my... More 

Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the inside of this aquarium! The hallways snake through the levels and has huge viewing windows to make you feel like you are really part of the environment you are looking at! Downfalls - two different buildings (river and ocean) + a different ticketing location....... confusing.

Thank Shelley W
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have children and grandchildren so we have people of all ages. We all love the aquarium! The Lemurs have captured our hearts, the penguins are amazing to watch, the touch pool is big and clean and everyone can touch the stingrays, and all the different lakes and oceans full of fish puts this aquarium at the top of our... More 

Thank dklane10
Cold Spring, Kentucky
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing aquarium! You can easily spend all day here between the two separate fresh and saltwater museums plus special exhibit. Tickets are pricey, yes, but worth it for what you get, in my opinion. We brought our 5 YO here on a recent family Spring Break trip to Chattanooga and even with his limited attention span, we... More 

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Titus, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt like a kid again! Such a sense of wonder when I looked at all the awesome exhibits. The sea horses were magical and I could have watched the otters all day! It is a must do for all ages!

Thank carolynleanna73
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tennessee Aquarium is the best that we've ever visited! Family friendly and affordable. This is a must see if you are visiting Chattanooga.

Thank Thomas B
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although other regional aquariums are larger or have attractions such as beluga whales, the Tennessee Aquarium still tops them all. The Tennessee River and mountain stream exhibits are especially well done, and their amphibian collection is top-notch. The aquarium is engaged in the local community, the state and state-level conservation concerns, and leads the way in regional aquatic conservation. All... More 

Thank Norm L
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really great visit at the Chattanooga aquarium. It's truly an experience that caters to all ages.

Thank Sarah P
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome couldn't say any other words to describe and defiantly different from Ripley aquarium , is a bit pricy

Thank harley c

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