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Tennessee Aquarium

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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
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+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited here for our wedding anniversary. It was nice and very well put together so you get to see everything. There are two buildings and it's right on the river.

Thank DogMom86
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the aquarium An was slightly disappointed not only by the obscene prices, but the lack of species. This Aquarium is very comparable to GA aquarium in that it has very large tanks, An it was extremely crowded but lacked the species an Interaction for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 5 month old daughter was even intrigued by the fish, alligators, penguins, butterflies, jellyfish, and lots of other things! She was awake most of the time because she was afraid she would miss something! It is very dark inside so be prepared if you...More

Thank Kayla N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful facilities (there are two buildings, one for the freshwater and one for the salt). There is an IMAX Theater in a third building. Outside the building are ample places for children to play IN the water and on the lawn! Fun wading! Inside are...More

Thank Lacey C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I live in Atlanta where we have one of the biggest aquariums in the nation but I prefer the Chattanooga aquarium. They have a beautiful facility, the volunteers and employees are amazing and interactive, and it’s not so jam packed with people so you can...More

Thank Shelby S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a great place for kids to have fun. As adults it is just so so. We would recommend you add this stop to your list if you are looking for a great place to entertain your kids.

Thank teresae259
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A little expensive for a big family, but well worth the price. We loved the layout of descending floor by floor, and saw some amazing sea creatures we never would expect to see in a Southern city.

Thank High-standards-lady
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium. Loved all the chances for interaction with the animals. First time in Chattanooga and the aquarium was easy to find and get to. Lots of restaurants nearby too so it was nice to get a bite to eat afterwards.

Thank wenninger13
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We would suggest visiting the River Aquarium first..lots to see and learn about Tennessee river system..but we enjoyed the Ocean side so much the River was s little bit of a let down...thats why I wish we would have started with the fresh water. Beautiful...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really outstanding. I’ve been to many aquariums but this is the best. A total must for kids. Can’t recommend high enough

Thank Paul D
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endorn24
1 June 2018|
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Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
Good morning! - A special rate is available to all active military and veterans (with military ID/DDT card) at $25.50 for ages 13 and up and $16.00 for kids ages 3-12. College students (with school ID) can visit for $23.95... More
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lmw0222
16 May 2018|
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Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
Most Aquarium guests spend about 2.5 hours, although quite a few visitors, including TripAdvisor reviewers, report more lengthy trips. As Michelle S points out, it depends on your pace and you "deep of a dive" you would like... More
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Jennifer M
4 April 2018|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
They are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, only closing on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy!
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