published Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Tennessee Aquarium celebrates 20 millionth visitor

Nicole Brooks of Indianapolis, third from left, became the 20 millionth visitor to the Tennessee Aquarium. Her children, Landen and Olivia, and Stuart Danenberger accompanied her on the visit.
Nicole Brooks of Indianapolis, third from left, became the 20 millionth visitor to the Tennessee Aquarium. Her children, Landen and Olivia, and Stuart Danenberger accompanied her on the visit.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

An Indiana family was surprised by a deluge of attention and gifts Sunday afternoon when one member officially became the 20 millionth visitor to the Tennessee Aquarium.

Nicole Brooks, of Indianapolis, stopped with her children, Landen and Olivia and Stuart Danenberger, while on a trip to Florida, according to a news release.

“Olivia loves penguins and turtles, so I searched online and when I saw the Tennessee Aquarium’s great reviews, we decided to plan a stopover in Chattanooga,” Brooks said.

Aquarium officials present package of gifts including a family membership to the aquarium, VIP pass to other Chattanooga area attractions and a behind-the-scenes tour where they were introduced to a few curious penguins.

“I love prizes,” said Landen Brooks. “This is the best day ever.”

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