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Tennessee Aquarium voted nation's best by Newsweek

Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga was rated the nation’s best aquarium in a recent Newsweek poll. Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Tennessee Aquarium traces the journey of water from the mountains to the see in its River Journey section while its Ocean Journey completes the experience, showcasing the aquatic biodiversity of the Southeast. The other top 10 aquariums as selected by readers were the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Ore.; the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga.; Mystic Aquarium in Stonington, Conn.; the Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, Wash.; the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans; the Newport Aquarium in Newport, Ky.; the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif.; the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago; and the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. The Tennessee Aquarium is currently in competition for another top spot in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 poll to select the country’s best aquarium.