Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg

4.6
#1 of 317 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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  • We are typically a beach/snorkel family vacation type, but chose something different for spring break 2019. We all loved the aquarium. Touching jellyfish, viewing the sawtooth shark, and huge sea...  more »
  • Fun outing with family. There for 49th wedding anniversary had tickets which included 7 other attractions. The aquarium was great. So much to see and learn. Has a moving walkway. Gives you the...  more »
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  • We did the Penguin Experience. It was very fun and informative. It was pricey, but after learning how much money it takes to maintain the penguins alone it was completely understandable. Once in a life time opportunity. So glad I was able to make a memory in my son's life that will last long after i am gone!
  • Pretty awesome and friendly staff! I like going to places where the staff is happy. The fish exhibits themselves were quite nice. Worth a visit especially for those with children, but the adults will enjoy just as much. Thank you all!

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