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Tennessee Aquarium

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Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
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+1 800-262-0695
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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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Beautiful and awesome to have a good time

The size of the aquarium is huge. Is a good place for kids, as you can interact with some animals. One of the best butterfly gardens I've ever seen. There are plenty of parking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The size of the aquarium is huge. Is a good place for kids, as you can interact with some animals. One of the best butterfly gardens I've ever seen. There are plenty of parking nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I use to work at the world largest aquarium. When I came to visit here, I thought i was not going to enjoy it as much. Boy was I wrong. Loved this place!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was totally blown away by the Aquarium. It was the largest that I have ever visited. The River and Ocean buildings are a must see. Plan to spend the entire day.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best attractions in Tennessee! The Aquarium is a wonderful experience for all ages. It is great to enjoy a nice individual experience or with friends! The staff and volunteers are very friendly and interactive, sharing their knowledge about the exhibits. We look forward to the Ringed-tail Lemur exhibit. The building is well maintained and clean. I am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the aquarium many times over the years as our son was growing up. This is a site that has not been complacent over an opening of a tremendous exhibit. They have continued to expand, improve, and grow their presence and customer interaction opportunities. Outstanding.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a holiday weekend, so the wait to get tickets was long (and happened to be outside in the rain) and subsequently inside was crowded. But the aquarium experience was very clean, nice, and well done. It takes a long time to get through all of the buildings, so our young kids were exhausted by the end. But... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a nice Sunday afternoon. The place was busy, but not too crowded. An issue with our ticket sale was taken care of without fuss. As for the exhibits... the freshwater center was really good. I understand with the TN Aquarium is known for it. There are exhibits for major rivers of the world in addition to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place, my 4 year old loves it too. Lots of places to sit while seeing exhibits. It's faster to buy tickets online/mobile than standing in line at arrival FYI! I do not recommend the eatery at the aquarium, it's over priced and not good. The tiny snack stand outside of the river exhibit is fine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great aquarium, one of the best I have been to. The setup walks you through the exhibits in a manner that allows for good flow even though it was busy. Saturdays and Sundays will have the most kids due to school and local events. Tour takes 2-3 hours without small children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this aquarium several times and love it every time we go. All the exhibits are interesting and great for families. The extras like butterflies and penguins are great too.

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