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Tennessee Aquarium ranks No. 1 in the country

According to Newsweek Magazine’s readers, Chattanooga’s very own Tennessee Aquarium is the best in the country.

An aerial shot of the Tennessee Aquarium with its pyramid rooftops and the Tennessee River landscape.

There’s plenty of fish in the river, but only one Tennessee Aquarium.

Photo by Doug Strickland via Tennessee Aquarium

Chattanooga’s very own Tennessee Aquarium was ranked No. 1 in the country by Newsweek Magazine’s readers. To celebrate, we’re here to tell you some of our favorite things about the aquarium.

  • The pyramid rooftops are a major part of the city’s skyline + a true identifier for the downtown area.
  • From reintroducing 250,000+ Lake Sturgeons to the Tennessee River to projects for five other species, there is a continued effort to restore freshwater ecosystems.
  • We love seeing all of the seasonal fun the aquarium gets up to — you don’t want to miss seeing the scuba divers carving pumpkins or dressed as Santa underwater.
  • And of course, seeing our fish friends. Editor Haley could personally stand in front of the jellyfish wall for hours.

Bonus: The Tennessee Aquarium is also in the running for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for the “Best Aquarium” list.

Help the aquarium just keep swimming towards the top by casting a vote now through Monday, May 13.

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