Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg

4.5
#1 of 357 in Parks in Tennessee
Explore the wonders of the underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. The world-class aquarium offers an array of interactive exhibits, with over 10,000 sea creatures of over 350 diverse species. Stand on the moving pathway as it takes you through the aquarium's underwater tunnel to admire giant sea turtles and 3.7 m (12 ft) sharks. Enjoy a hands-on experience in the tide pool exhibit, where you can handle horseshoe crabs and stingrays, or stay for a diving and feeding show with the dolphins. Check the aquarium’s website before your visit, as discount tickets are often available. Make Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies a part of your Gatlinburg vacation plans using our Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner .
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  • Such a beautiful aquarium. So much to look at and fun for the kids. We have been visiting this aquarium since the kids were so little. Can get pretty busy, so best to go early.  more »
  • There is a lot to see. Many things are at.an added cost. We were through the aquarium in less than 2 hours. The shark tunnel was pretty cool. Lots of sharks, fish and even turtles to see. It was prett...  more »
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  • I absolutely loved coming here. The place is huge for an aquarium and there is so many different things to do here. Great for all ages! My niece is 6 and she loved it I'm 28 and my sister is 35 and we both loved it! If you love the marine life you will definitely love this. You can touch crabs and stingray's and also jellyfish which was awesome. You can also feed the stingray's which was an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend going here!
  • Entertaining, educational, and fun. I love this place from the start since I’ve been visiting as a child. If you have kids, definitely bring them to this aquarium. It’s very educational for them, as it shows them all about aquatic nature and is very informative. This aquarium is very great at combining education along with entertainment. The aquarium includes varieties of fish, sharks, crabs, jellyfish, and also penguins. This was only a sample of the creatures you can experience at this aquarium. It’s fun for all ages, and is definitely worth the time.

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