Tennessee Aquarium named one of TripAdvisor's Top 10 aquariums in the world

Freshwater puffers at the Tennessee Aquarium (Image: Tennessee Aquarium)

Chattanooga's own Tennessee Aquarium is soaking up some praise as TripAdvisor named it among its 2018 Travelers' Choice list of Top 10 Aquariums in the world.

At number seven on the list, our hometown aquarium beat out locations in Hawaii, Vancouver, and Japan.

The Tennessee Aquarium is one of only four US aquariums on the list. Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium made it to number three.

Here is the full list of aquariums in order:

  1. Lisbon Oceanarium - Lisbon, Portugal
  2. Oceanografic Valencia - Valencia, Spain
  3. Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta, Georgia
  4. Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, California
  5. Aquarium of Genoa - Genoa, Italy
  6. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  7. Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga, Tennessee
  8. Maui Ocean Center - Wailuku, Hawaii
  9. Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver, British Columbia
  10. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium - Motobu-cho, Japan
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