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    Carry @ TN Aquarium, Ruby Falls, and Rock City?

    Headed down that way soon and are going to take the kids to those attractions.

    When I was there last, I do not remember if I carried a gun or not.

    Any recent visitors have an update? Thanks!

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    Self bump for hopefully some help!

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    Marksman

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    I'd advise against any legal advice from a forum unless the poster can articulate real world truthful knowledge/experience.

    Below is a state of Tennessee Government link that should guide you through their laws. Perhaps call some of the contact numbers as someone from Tennessee can probably explain Tennessee law.

    https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/handgun/handgunlaws.html

    Good luck

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    From the aquarium web site - https://tnaqua.org/plan-a-visit/aquarium-policies/ - "The following items/activities are prohibited inside the Tennessee Aquarium ... Weapons, including firearms, knives, blades, mace or pepper spray."

    Additionally, if they don't like something there's the catch-all provision, "Any other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate."

    Wow, no knife or even defensive spray. It's for the "safety and well-being" of their visitors don't you know.

    And, per - https://handgunlaw.us/states/tennessee.pdf - "No gun" signs in TN have the force of law. So, there's that too.

    You could carry a cane (you know, for that knee that's been bothering you recently).

    Those cannot be prohibited per ADA (although they could check your stout hickory stick, and issue you a flimsy aluminum one as some national museums do).
    Nothing is everything, but everything is something. - Ayoob

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    FYI: In TN, the "no gun signs" must meet certain standards in order to be enforceable.

    The TN Aquarium has those correct standards signs posted on the doors.

    Apparently this is a recent development - as a group I belong to on FB had members saying that their recent visits didn't have signage.

    Anyhow - Ruby Falls and Rock City were NOT posted, or most certainly not posted conspicuously.

    All in all, I HIGHLY recommend the Chattanooga area for a get-away.

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    Plinker

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    I highly recommend Sugarís Ribs for a food stop, get the brisket tacos and fried okra!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runt1122 View Post
    I highly recommend Sugarís Ribs for a food stop, get the brisket tacos and fried okra!
    My wife's cousin also recommended them.

    Sadly - we did not partake. My wife has a very serious food "allergy" which greatly limits where we can eat. Plus we just weren't all that near there with what we did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactically Fat View Post
    FYI: In TN, the "no gun signs" must meet certain standards in order to be enforceable.

    The TN Aquarium has those correct standards signs posted on the doors.

    Apparently this is a recent development - as a group I belong to on FB had members saying that their recent visits didn't have signage.

    Anyhow - Ruby Falls and Rock City were NOT posted, or most certainly not posted conspicuously.

    All in all, I HIGHLY recommend the Chattanooga area for a get-away.
    Was there last week. Good trip, excellent food.

    Don

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