Nestled on the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga, the Tennessee Aquarium is a nonprofit public aquarium boasting 10,000 to 12,000 animals across 18 species. Located near our hotel, the aquarium boasts something for the whole family to enjoy, from exhibits to interactive, hands-on experiences.
The River Journey offers five major exhibits in a 130,000-square-foot structure. It follows the path of a raindrop from the mountains to New Mexico, and was the largest fresh water tank in the world when it was built.
Ocean Journey is a 60,000-square-foot structure and tells the story of the river as it flows into the Gulf of New Mexico. See sharks, rays, hyacinth macaws and a butterfly garden, among many other attractions.
The Tennessee Aquarium also offers an IMAX 3D Theater on property, as well as Penguin's Rock, a 16,000-gallon-tank, the Boneless Beauties and Jellies living art galleries, and much more. Plan your getaway today at our hotel in Chattanooga, TN, near the Tennessee Aquarium. After you've explored the aquarium, browse through out list of popular things to do for even more nearby attractions, including Lookout Mountain.