Aquariums to Visit in Driving Distance of Knoxville


You don’t have to be a skilled diver or hop aboard a submarine to marvel at the wonders of the deep! Knoxville Moms put together this list of our favorites aquariums within driving distance of Knoxville. Some are closer than others. The drives range from thirty minutes to four hours — a fun day trip or a quick overnight. We guarantee these aquariums will wow you and your kids!

Aquariums to Visit in Driving Distance of Knoxville

Aquariums to Visit in Driving Distance of Knoxville

Appalachian Rivers Aquarium
117 Island Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-3681

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 581-4000

Newport Aquarium
1 Levee Way
Newport, KY 41071

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-8808

Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 265-0695

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I’m a former TV news producer turned stay-at-home mom to my daughter Madeline and son Bennett. While I may stay at home, Madeline, Bennett and I are always on the go exploring Knoxville and making new friends. I'm a coffee addict, book lover, fashion-phile, occasional cook and bargain hunter. My guilty pleasures include Pinterest and bad reality TV. I believe a sense of humor is an essential survival skill. And--lucky me--my funny husband Andy always keeps me laughing. Follow me on Knoxville Moms as I chronicle this challenging and rewarding adventure we call motherhood!


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