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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” (426 reviews)
“the river” (927 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 yesterday via mobile

This aquarium has four floors of wonderful exhibits that includes sharks, jellyfish, countless species of fish, touching tanks and even lemurs. Not sure why they are there. Maybe they escaped from the Chattanooga zoo! Plan on being there for a few hours. My only complaint...More

Thank Jere F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visit here every time my husband comes to Chattanooga, I LOVE the aquarium. The otters and lemurs to me are the best part. Make sure you get there for their because they are very informational!

Thank Ashley T
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Reviewed yesterday

The Tennessee Aquarium is not cheap to visit but well worth every penny. In the oceans building the tanks of sea life were amazing, with lots of information provided on each exhibit. This is the first time we have seen so much information on jellyfish...More

Thank Ellen O
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit. If you can avoid the food court, I would. It took forever and the food wasn't good.

Thank Okietraveler500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just my husband and I this visit so we actually got to stop and read the placards. They have very good information and beautifully displayed river life. You can certainly spend as much or as little time at each of the displays as you’d like....More

Thank Ginger B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We take our kids here every year, They just love it, Plus at the end of it they get to get in some water. Great place to take the family no matter the age,

Thank morgan4tl
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This aquarium has huge outdoor areas full of exotic plants, birds and even a butterfly enclosure. That wonderful feature aside, it is also the best curated aquarium I have ever been to in America. It has a wonderful flow to the visitor experience, where you...More

Thank Cormac P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great visit...service and environment was great. The sites were spectacular. This is a must see place.

Thank Tina N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went through both the River and Ocean Journey. We learned a lot and enjoyed the variety of animals. Really enjoyed the tough areas. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly!

Thank heatherannbrady
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter, granddaughter and I visited the aquarium a couple of years ago and loved it. But my husband had never been. So on our way home from a trip to Florida, we took a stopover in Chattanooga to visit again. It was just as...More

Thank terrin881
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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
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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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