This area has two large aquariums, both of which are located in East Tennessee.
One is a 1.4 million gallon world-class aquarium and was voted #1 in America for 2008.
At this one you travel through the world's longest underwater tunnel. As you pass through
the tunnel huge and deadly 12 foot sharks plus thousands of sea creatures swim around
and above you. There are hourly dive shows and you can even pet stingrays and hold
horseshoe crabs. This is a fun-filled and an educational opportunity for people of all ages.
Our other east Tennessee aquarium boasts of being the highest rated in the U.S and one of America's
top ten tourist attractions for overall guest satisfaction. A trip through this aquarium is a remarkable
journey with 10,000 animals, Also, you can see 3D IMAX movies in the areas only movie with a six-story screen.
In addition you can take a trip on the River Gorge Explorer, a 70 passenger high-speed catamaran that
the first of its kind in the southeast. Visitors can cruise the Tennessee River Gorge while an Aquarium
naturalist points out wildlife and points of interest. The Tennessee River was a strategic transportation
artery for both the North and the South during the Civil War. Notable military points of interest are
pointed out during the trip.
Admission prices are as follows:
Daily Pass &
& River Gorge Explorer____________________________________$51.95
2 Hr excursion on
the River Gorge Explorer___________________________________$29.00