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The John G. Shedd Aquarium is Chicago’s most popular attraction which is saying something. It is located on the Campus which it shares with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. It is a large aquarium with over 5 million gallons of water and is home to over 30,000 animals. Of those 30,000 animals there are 1500 different species including fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. There are several exhibits here worth noting including their Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Oceanarium, and their aquatic show. Besides its wonderful aquarium features what moves it to second place on our top ten aquariums in the United States because it also has one of the best views of the Chicago skyline.
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So, what do you think of our top ten aquariums in the United States? Is your favorite aquarium left off? If it is, please tell us which one it is and why it is your favorite because Karen and I are always looking for one to go visit. Hope you enjoy our list of the Top Ten Aquariums in the United States. A fabulous zoo. In my top ten best London spots. One of the zoos in the world. Don't forget to visit the Aquarium.
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5. , Boston, MA
The New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts holds a diverse collection of marine life from all over the world. From the African penguins and Austraian spotted jellies, to the Northern fur seals, sharks and giant octopus found in more familiar waters, New England Aquarium offers a firsthand glimpse into the extent of biodiversity found in the world’s oceans. The facility is home to 20,000 animals making up 600 different species to see. Kids will love the Edge of Sea touch tank and live presentations with animals and trainers. The aquarium costs $24.95 for adults and $17.95 for children.Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, in America's beloved Smoky Mountains, landed a solid third place finish and Chicago's Shedd Aquarium demonstrated its fans and followers with a very large fourth place finish. Rounding out the top five? A second Tennessee nominee, the Tennessee Aquarium in beautiful downtown Chattanooga. 15. , Chattanooga, TN
The largest freshwater aquarium in the world at the time of its opening, The Tennessee Aquarium continues to delight and educate those of all ages. The River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings are currently home to more than 12,000 animals, including fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, 20 penguins, countless butterflies, and so much more. The original River Journey facility is organized around the theme of the Story of the River, following the path of a raindrop from high in the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. The self-guided tour takes visitors through three living forest exhibits that teem with life above and below the water’s surface, all while visitors see animals like free-flying song birds, snapping turtles, sandbar and sand tiger sharks, stingrays, river otters, and moray eels. Ocean Journey, which opened in 2005, includes more hands on displays, such as a large shark tank and ray touch tank, large macaws, jellyfish, cuttlefish, giant Pacific octopuses, and Japanese spider crabs. Admission is $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.10. – Chattanooga, Tennessee
This aquarium presents ocean animal life as well as freshwater animals and fish, often overlooked even at top-notch aquariums. The Appalachian Cove Forest recreates the mountain source of the Tennessee River. Visitors will see baby alligators, touch ancient sturgeon and listen to the sounds of a chorus of tree frogs. This exhibit alone contains an artificial waterfall cascading into a 30,000-gallon mountain sink, so expect dynamic proportions. If you just can’t get enough, book the Sleep in the Deep overnight experience. The entire family will tour both the ocean and river exhibits before bedding down in the middle of it all.