Tennessee Aquarium Tours

Home to more than 12,000 animals representing almost 800 species, the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a non-profit public aquarium. Because of its location on the banks of the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga, the aquarium offers a unique ‘river journey,’ which follows the life cycle of a single raindrop flowing from a mountaintop stream, to a creek, to a lazy river, and finally joining the ocean. Along the river journey exhibits offer a closer look at the habitats found along the route, beginning with an ‘Appalachian Cove Forest’ and finishing with ‘Seahorses: Beyond Imagination.’

There’s also an ‘ocean journey’ for guests to participate in. You can even pet several different stingray species! ‘Stingray Bay,’ where more than 100 feet of shoreline is filled with lush flowers and greenery, birdsong, and waterfalls, is the aquarium’s largest touch station. There’s also a butterfly garden with exotic flowers and hundreds of free-flying butterflies. The aquarium is home to otters, penguins, colorful frogs, turtles, and fish galore — including sharks.

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The Tennessee Aquarium, consistently rated one of the nation’s top aquariums, has two buildings to explore: River Journey, with local and global freshwater habitats; and Ocean Journey, with exhibits featuring critters from the Gulf of Mexico to the South Pole. Admission includes both buildings, with in-and-out privileges. The average visit length is 2.5 hours.
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Address: 1 Broad St, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA 37402, USA
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Hours: Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
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Admission: Adults: $29.95; Children: $18.50
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Historic Downtown Chattanooga Segway Tour

A Chattanooga Segway tour is an easy way to get to know the city’s highlights in just a short amount of time. Glide through the city to top Chattanooga sights such as Miller Plaza, Tivoli Theater, and the Tennessee Aquarium. As you tour, your guide shares fascinating trivia and fun facts about Chattanooga history and culture.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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1-Hour Chattanooga Duck Boat Tour

Board a Chattanooga Duck Boat for a comprehensive 1-hour tour of the Chattanooga waterfront. The restored World War Two landing craft can travel on land and in the water, allowing you to experience both the streets and Tennessee River up close. From the water, take in Chattanooga’s riverfront and Maclellan Island, and on land, ride past landmarks such as Broad Street and Coolidge Park as you get an overview of the city.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Bike Rentals in Chattanooga

Biking through Chattanooga is a great way to enjoy the lively riverfront city, and a bike rental gives you the freedom to explore exactly what you want to see. Head straight for top Chattanooga attractions like the Chattanooga Riverwalk or Tennessee Aquarium on your chosen half- or full-day rental, or take your time meandering down quiet streets and alleys—enjoy the ride and see where it leads.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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