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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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“salt water” (421 reviews)
“butterfly garden” (241 reviews)
“ocean journey” (210 reviews)
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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 today via mobile

This is the second time my family has visited the aquarium while I ran the Ironman. The kids love it and they can come and go all day long. It's set up into different areas which allows for easy breaks to depart and come back....More

Thank dupuica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aquarium provided views of both freshwater and salt water animals. The layout of working from top to bottom really made it flow. There were several school groups there when we were. It didn't feel crowded or congested. The butterfly garden was pretty and the...More

Thank Traveler197406
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in town for a concert downtown and tried to go to Ruby Falls and Rock City but the torrential downpour stopped us. We decided that it would be fun to see the aquarium but honestly weren't expecting much. Wow. What a lovely and...More

Thank PCcityfolk
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a self-guided tour and a bit crowded and the people were rude who where there not that's not the Aquariums fault. The few staff we did see were very friendly all but one older lady. I do think the aquarium should hire more...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a trip with my son’s kindergarten class and had a great time! I had all 3 of my children with me and they were thoroughly entertained and interested the whole time. All of the staff we encountered were excellent and the trip...More

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the weekend in Chattanooga and had some time before our evening Riverboat Cruise so we decided to visit the Aquarium. Plan on spending two to three hours there if you really want to enjoy all the different fish and habitats. We started in...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit the aquarium later in the afternoon to avoid the heat. Several people had told us to see the river aquarium 1st followed by the sea aquarium. We followed their advice and I would encourage you to do the same. The river...More

Thank Gmanusm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The details - the aquarium itself is two separate buildings A River Aquarium and Ocean aquarium. Across the street from both buildings is the ticket office - go there first. At the time of my visit if you showed a ticket from the Ruby Falls...More

Thank Ra H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the way this aquarium is organized; start at the top and wind through multiple levels of phenomenal exhibits. My children's favorites were the lemurs and sharks; mine were the turtles and "river giants". Seriously, those fish were HUGE. We also really enjoyed the...More

Thank Kingelizabethj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my family here and was not disappointed. Each exhibit has all the information about each species and the tour is a take your time and enjoy each view type tour. Can't remember if they offered guided events but we just enjoyed our walk around...More

Thank Astros80
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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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Tiffany G
25 February 2018|
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Response from crazym0m0f4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding to this. I'm not 100% certain of the answer to your question as to whether or not they allow dogs. I am not aware of any kennels on site available to customers. However, I would encourage... More
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