2011 Celebration Journey travel blog

Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga


All the kids enjoyed the touch tank

One of the butterflies in the butterfly exhibit

A little girl held this one for me

At the Penguin exhibit

We enjoyed watching the penguins

The penguins loved diving

Walking back to join his friends after a swim

There are 6 sharks in the big saltwater aquarium

A group looking at the fish

Another Shark

Japanese Nettles - glad these jellyfish don't wash up on Tybee's beach!

Upside down jellyfish - we've seen these in the keys

A tiny jellyfish about the size of a quarter

Bridge over the Tennessee River

A pair of seahorses


This is all I could get of this giant sturgeon - caviar...

An interestiing fish from South America

Giant catfish

We enjoyed the day in Chattanooga. There is so much to do here we had trouble deciding what to see. We have been to Rock City and Ruby Falls so we narrowed our choices to either the Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain or the Tennessee Aquarium. When we got ready to leave it is overcast and cloudy and decided we wouldn't have a good view from the top of Lookout Mountain so we decided to go to the aquarium. We made the right choice. We really enjoyed it.

There are two separate buildings - the Ocean and the River. We started at the Ocean and enjoyed watching the butterflies in one exhibit, the penguins in another, and of course the fish, sharks, rays, turtles, and scuba divers in the huge aquarium. After enjoying lunch in a local restaurant we went through the river where we saw seahorses and jellyfish. The huge freshwater tank had fish from all over the world as well as familiar ones like trout and giant catfish.

There is a lot of Civil War history here. We are staying at a campground that is on a battlefield.

Heading for Georgia and camping with Adam's family today!

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