Tennessee Aquarium

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  • The Tennessee Aquarium One of the best aquariums!

    Jun 8, 2007 by reginafug is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Two separate buildings and themes. Excellent flow of traffic inside. Large displays!
    Cons: Can get crowded during weekends. Visit during the week/purchase tickets in advance!

    Summary: The Tennessee Aquarium (TA) is located next Ross’s Landing, on the banks of the Tennessee River, in downtown Chattanooga. The Aquarium’s architecture is eye-catching with its modern brick structures and triangular glass peaks. ... read more

  • Some are cute, some are ugly. Some are fat and some are funny.

    Jan 7, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean, nice assortment, designed with children in mind
    Cons: The aqarium itself only takes 1-2 hours.  Price adds up. 

    Summary: The aquarium boasts of being one of the best in the country (though there are others I like better). We recently moved to Tennessee and began exploring day trip options and found the Chattanooga area to be a hit with the family.  The Chattanooga ... read more

  • Choo-choo on over to the Tennessee Aquarium!

    Feb 1, 2009 by chelledun is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This is how an aquarium should be done.
    Cons: It is a nine-hour drive from my home.

    Summary: After reading Reginafug's rave review of Chattanooga's Tennesee Aquarium, I became determined to pay a visit to this attraction.  After all, she has ... read more

  • Tennessee Aquarium

    Apr 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: One building dedicated to ocean journey, other building dedicated to river journey.
    Cons: Can be hard to use a stroller when the aquarium is crowded.

    Summary: The Tennessee Aquarium is located in Chattanooga, TN. There is a lot to see at the aquarium and you may want to take 2 days to explore the aquarium if you have young children. You can use one day to explore the River Journey and another day to explore ... read more

  • Tennessee aquarium adventure

    May 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy access...nice exhibits
    Cons: ocean exhibit section a bit of a letdown compared to the Georgia aquarium

    Summary: The Tennessee aquarium is a worthwhile and fun trip. In the heart of downtown Chattanooga, there are lots of sights to fill the time. The aquarium is is two sections. The main entrance leads you on a tour of habitats ranging from the mountain streams ... read more

  • LOVED the new Ocean Journey!

    Jun 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: To many to say! LOVED IT!
    Cons: Gift shop was pricey.

    Summary: I've been to the Tennessee Aquarium many times and was very excited about the new expansion called Ocean Journey. It was everything I was hoping for! You enter the building and go up a long moving stairway to the top and start your journey there. My ... read more

  • Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga - thumbs up for sure

    Jul 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Loved the seahorses and all the sea critters.
    Cons: Might look at parking options next time.

    Summary: Iíve always loved Chattanooga and the trains. Now that they have the Tennessee Aquarium, itís even more fun to visit the friendly mountain city that sits right near where the tips of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee come together. Youíd be hard ... read more

  • My happiest place on Earth

    Mar 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Trout trout, beautiful trout
    Cons: Sometimes quite crowded...visit during the week

    Summary: The Tennessee Aquarium sits on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, and to my eye it is a jewel glistening in the sunlight, a sight that makes my heart beat a little faster and a huge smile form on my face. All my troubles and stresses melt ... read more

  • Don't drive too far to visit this aquarium

    Feb 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cool fountain, and next to I-MAX
    Cons: Over priced, not that exciting, tanks are not clear

    Summary: I was definetly not pleased with this aquarium. I drove an hour and a half from Atlanta, because I heard the Tennessee Aquarium was fantastic. Well as far as I'm concerned it was a waste of a trip. The only thing that saved the trip was the fact that ... read more

  • Sturgeons, Gators, Piranhas and More...

    Sep 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fascinating exhibits.
    Cons: Sometimes the crowds are so large it's hard to see anything.

    Summary: The Tennessee Aquarium, located in downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee River, is, first and foremost, a breathtaking vision. It is a massive 12 story building (billed as the largest freshwater aquarium in the world) with glass triangles ... read more

  • Worth seeing once....

    Jun 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety grouped by location. Clean.
    Cons: Crowds

    Summary: From the outside, broken sidewalks looking like an earthquake has up-rooted them in places, a bridge that seems to have been broken and fallen off....they provide fun photo opportunities. Once inside, if you get there at opening time like we did, long ... read more

  • Aquarium for Family Fun

    Jan 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun and different aquarium
    Cons: Display area to small for a lot of people.

    Summary: I moved to Tennessee a year a go from Boston and really didn't think that I would like their aquarium. After all, the Boston aquarium is right on the water and here we are land locked. I recently took my three children to the aquarium and they had a ... read more

  • spend an hour -- spend a day

    Oct 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: huge, vast amount of marine life, informative
    Cons: may not be exciting enough for small children

    Summary: My family toured the Tennessee aquarium several years ago. I was thoroughly impressed. You begin your tour by taking an elevator to the top of the huge building. The top floor has huge skylights and also houses some otters and other animals. From there ... read more

  • A Great place to visit with children

    Nov 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good for all ages
    Cons: need more sharks

    Summary: As we were driving from Atlanta to Cincinnati we stopped at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chatanooga. It was a Saturday afternoon right after Thanksgiving and we need a break from the drive with our two year old. He needed a place where he could get out of ... read more

  • OK, but not for younger children

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, well kept
    Cons: crowds uncontrolled, price

    Summary: As a half-way point between my brother's home and mine, the TN aquarium seemed like the perfect outing (a two-hour drive for both families). My children were two and three years old and though they enjoyed the exhibits when they could see them, there ... read more

  • The Large Aquariums

    Nov 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Educational as well as fun
    Cons: the walking

    Summary: I chose to go to this aquarium because many of my friend had been and said that they really enjoyed it and so did their children. I will go again. It was so much fun that we purchased a family pass. We went during the summer months. We went the ... read more

  • Tennessee Aquarium - Aquatic Fun for All

    Nov 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wonderfully done, surpasses all other aquariums I have been to
    Cons: some of the really great exhibits are just limited engagements and aren't around all the time

    Summary: Living in North Georgia, I frequently go up to Chattanooga, Tennessee just to visit the Tennessee Aquarium. I have yet to get tired of the exhibits there. I was especially pleased, though not with the CROWDS, at the first day of the "Venom" ... read more

  • A bad trip!!

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice fish
    Cons: too crowded,

    Summary: We visited the aquarium when my son was 2 years old. We took the stroller with us just in case he got tired. We stood in line for over an hour waiting to buy tickets. That was a blast with a 2 year old. He started getting so cranky!! Then when ... read more

  • Go on a weekday...

    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A wide variety of fish, amphibian and reptile species from around the world
    Cons: The price is high, the souvenir shop is over priced with cheaply made trinkets.

    Summary: As a teacher, I have gone several times for the educational value of freshwater Tennessee valley ecosystems. Recently, I took a group of students as well as two of my own young children. The Tennessee Aquarium is open year round from 10:00 ... read more

  • nice,,but a little disappointing

    Oct 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: --
    Cons: same fish over and over

    Summary: My family and I went to the Aquarium because all of our friends had gone,most said it was disappointing,but,since we live in Tennessee we thought what the heck,we'll go anyway.Well,it was a beautiful building,and it made you feel like their was just so ... read more

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