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Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga

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Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee TN

Description

Visiting Tennessee Aquarium is a joy! It is housed in two large buildings, one dedicated to the ocean and the other to rivers. You start at the top of each building and walk down a zig zagging walkway checking out the tanks as you go. Allow plenty of time (I was kind of wishing we hadn't bought tickets for the IMAX show so we could have stayed longer viewing the tanks).
See macaroni penguins, pig-nosed turtles, dwarf crocodiles, blue poison dart frogs, sand tiger sharks, paddlefish, lemurs, possums, spotted jellyfish, owls, spiny lobster, giant Japanese spider crab, river otters, butterflies, snapping turtles, alligator gar fish, pythons, electric eel, elephant nose fish, corn snake, woodchucks, snake-necked turtle, giant Pacific octopus, starfish, stingrays, tarantulas and more! There are also beautiful flowers under indoor forest conservatories.
There is a gift shop in each building. You can buy an unusual sting ray stuffed animal! 
Walk outside to a terraced fountain alongside the aquarium that leads down to the river. Here you can sit on the edge of the river and enjoy the breeze. The wall alongside the fountain is decorated with interesting Native American designs. There is a fun stripey brown sculpture along Market Street that kids like to climb inside. Walk up to Walnut Street Bridge and the Bluff View Art District, my favorite part of Chattanooga.
Drive across the bridge and ride the carousel at Coolidge Park.

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Directions

Tennessee Aquarium is located at 1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402. 
Open daily 10-6. 
Admission is $30 for adults, $19 for kids, and free for children under age 3. You can add the IMAX show for another $8. Annual family membership is $175. 

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Last Updated Sat, 12 May 2018 18:48:42 GMT