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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
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 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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Great time and not enough time

We underestimated the amount of time it would take to go through. We started off at the river giants and were disappointed. Don't waste your time there. Off to the fresh water... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
James Karl D
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We underestimated the amount of time it would take to go through. We started off at the river giants and were disappointed. Don't waste your time there. Off to the fresh water aquarium which was simply amazing. The salt water aquarium was not as large as the fresh water. The kids had a wonderful day and we upgraded our tickets... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yesterday I went with a group of all ages and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We did the ocean tour and the Penguins were to die for!!! I did not know that they had a butterfly room. It was pretty cool. It is really neat when they land on your shoulder. The jellyfish exhibit was gross and cool at the same... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my 16 year old daughter and her friend! They loved it! It was perfect for the afternoon and allowed us to be together!

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Florence, al
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of my all-time favorite aquariums. This time we did the Backstage Pass of the River area and it was so much fun! It was only about 45 minutes long and we both loved it. I would recommend getting the combo ticket for the aquarium and the IMAX. We make time for the aquarium every time we come... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been to Atlanta, Boston, Mystic CT, and I have to say TN beat them all. We had 2 grandchildren with us and they loved it - Bothe the Ocean side and the River side were great! Throw in the Imax theater show and the day was a home run!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best aquariums! We have been going here since I was a young kid. We are from Atlanta and I would go to this one over the Atlanta one. It's always pleasant. It can get a little crowded, but it's fun nonetheless.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Modern facility, cool architecture, inexpensive, fun, informative and close to the river and other Chattanooga attractions. Butterfly garden on the top floor, lots of cool fish and marine life plus a whole building of freshwater/river life.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Tenessee Aquarium is lovely, it's amazing! I had a great time there. I often don't love aquariums, but this one is on the top of the list to revisit. And I will go back there! The aquarium does a lot for conservation, it's a day well spend! The only thing about the aquarium is that you need enough time.... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone from toddler to grandparent will enjoy this place. Our young one loved touching the horseshoe crab and I could have spent an hour in the butterfly garden or looking at the jellyfish exhibit. For my husband,watching the penguins zip around under water was another highlight.

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Gainesville, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit downtown. Fair admission pricing and a lot of bang for the buck. Many hotels you can walk from to get here. Lots of restaurants and other attractions to visit here. get on their mailing list and get coupons and special event notices.

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