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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
+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful room! Could’ve stayed there all weekend. The penguins were super cute too. The aquarium is worth the visit!

Thank 770tracies
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So very interesting! One building is fresh water and the other is salt water. They also have some animals and a butterfly garden. So much to see. A lot of walking, but plenty of places to sit when you need a break.

Thank 157gerrym
Reviewed 6 days ago

I like the way they had two different buildings. Penguins were so entertaining and such beautiful butterflies. The dive show with the sharks and the otter show were both very educational and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the river monster section in the river building. Would...More

Thank JoeShab
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family owned and staffed by family ,food is always fresh desert is amazing owner is a doll ,daughter is waitresses husband is chef love this place ,fried chicken is my all time favorite

Thank Denisemeslin
GR8Fish, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good morning Denise! It sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful meal. But you should re-post this. I would hate for the owners to miss your very nice review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have annual passes we love it so much. Heck in the middle of the summer it’s nice to walk in the air conditioner for a bit. The penguins are always entertaining.

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offer a discount for active duty and veterans. Would recommend to animal lovers visiting Chattanooga.

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Different then other aquariums i have been too, I especially like the local species. It is a a great way to spend the day, very new and modern with a very interesting layout! and they even have sturgeon fish you can pet! If you like...More

Thank georgejacin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were members at Shedd's, I've been to the Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Georgia and Monteray Aquariums and for this quality of an aquarium in a city the size of Chattanooga, unbelievable. Obviously I like aquariums, a lot, and I really like this spot, it's so...More

Thank cw3tim2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend the day and enjoy the exhibits. A wonderful experience for the entire family. Everyone should visit while in Chattanooga.

Thank Naomi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited many aquariums in my 51 years, but this has to be one of the best. First, there are two entirely separate buildings for sea life versus fresh water life. Both parts were well presented, but the fresh water exhibits were special. There...More

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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
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
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