Hotels Near Tennessee Aquarium

The Popular Tennessee Attractions are Right Here in Chattanooga!

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the southeast, The Tennessee Aquarium takes visitors from a cove forest high in the Appalachian Mountains to a colorful coral reef in the blue depths of the Gulf of Mexico.  For more information or help from our concierge team, simply call us at 423-424-3745 or if you prefer,  click here to email us.

So much to see at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN!


The Aquarium experience is enhanced with an excursion aboard the Tennessee River Gorge Explorer. This 70-passenger high-speed boat whisks passengers swiftly downstream from downtown Chattanooga through Tennessee's Grand Canyon, the Tennessee River Gorge.

Watch the latest 3D IMAX movies on a six-story IMAX screen, just a block from the Tennessee Aquarium. Visitors can plunge into amazing underwater adventures or travel to fascinating lands while enjoying one of the most engaging movie experiences in the world at Chattanooga's premiere movie theatre.

The Tennessee Aquarium was honored as the #1 Aquarium in the U.S. for guest satisfaction by TripAdvisor; come stay at Hotel Contessa, one of the hotels near Tennessee Aquarium and see why.

River Giants Exhibit


The River Giants exhibit, opened April 28, 2012. This magnificent water tank, features astonishing species that while in the wild, can grow to enormous proportions. Thom Demas, the Aquarium’s curator of fishes said, “These guys are the Goliaths of freshwater and now people have the chance to see a global collection of these giants in a single display.”

Photo: Todd Stailey