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Tennessee Aquarium

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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
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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

a very nice aquarium that spotlights the local Tennessee River and lakes and the animals, fish, and insects that live there plus an ocean aquarium. a nice gift shop is located in the two aquariums(river-ocean.) the only bad thing I can say about this location...More

Thank Noel E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The outdoor curb appeal was interesting with the unique bridge and "busted" concrete. If it would have been warmer kids would have enjoyed splashing in the water. We also loved the butterfly room and the touch pool...that was actually our favorite. The ocean journey was...More

Thank MaElena H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth the price of admission. Unique multilayer exhibits, friendly employees. We spent about 6 hours exploring.

Thank cshel222
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the price of admission. Beautiful facility. Found the cards by the fish tanks that shared how that particular fish was prepared and eaten to be rather disturbing. If going to Ruby Falls/ Rock City/ Lookout Mountain, go there for tickets first— they combine...More

Thank MegCole
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went last week with our two daughters 13 and 10. We loved the ocean part but the river part got old! The girls enjoyed the dive show at the ocean side.

Thank keri2010
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a business event. Was a great venue combining business with fun. Ability to tour exhibits prevented the awkward business dinner silence.

Thank kylaketravelers
Reviewed 4 days ago

Both parts of this aquarium are wonderful, for all ages. I like that the buildings and exhibit areas are spacious. There's plenty of room to observe closely or from a distance, and many times from various angles. Very well done!

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been here but it's been 4.5 years. Ticket agents were helpful explaining all the options. We chose to add on the backstage pass for oceans. It was a nice upgrade with super knowledgeable guides. Overall, the aquarium held up for all day fun...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked about a mile from hotel on our way to Riverwalk. We wound up right by the Aquarium and decided to visit. Wonderful planning? The aquarium was impressive, one of the very best we had visited. The unique experience of salt water habitat and...More

Thank Don W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While on our trip to visit our grandson who is at student at UTC we decided to make a stop at the aquarium there. Was very impressed by their exibits. The aquarium is split into two buildings one featuring fresh water species and the other...More

Thank Jhgramma
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Debby C
30 August 2018|
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Response from Nettie R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Debby, I do need t recall the cost. I know that we paid an extra $8 to see the IMAX show which was well worth it
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TripMomof1
24 June 2018|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not really sure. But they do a good job of moving people along
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31 May 2018|
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Response from ThomasB10780 | 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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