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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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Hang with the fishes

Awesome aquarium! Very similar to other Ripley aquariums (ie: Toronto) but still lots of fun. It's... read more

Reviewed today
Nate C
Dallas, Texas

This was nice and there are shows u can catch if you want to see and do more, there is something... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Medina, Tennessee
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“shark tank”(605 reviews)
“penguin exhibit”(509 reviews)
“sea life”(362 reviews)
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, is literally teeming with life - over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed today

Awesome aquarium! Very similar to other Ripley aquariums (ie: Toronto) but still lots of fun. It's set up so that you walk along a path and are able to see all the exhibits without backtracking. Highlights include the shark tunnel (as always), horseshoe crab and...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I thought that the aquarium would be super fun and different but I was a little disappointed. I’m my opinion it was super typical and didn’t have anything too different from other aquariums. The souvenir shop had decent prices for it being such a popular...More

Thank Carlyc1232018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was nice and there are shows u can catch if you want to see and do more, there is something for all ages here and who doesn’t enjoy looking at all the things from the ocean! Loved it loved touching the stingrays and jellyfish!...More

Thank jananne66
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was completely blown away on how they made this fun for all ages my one year old was hooked the minute we walked in to the time we left. Was very easy to get around and going under the shark tank was jaw dropping...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always enjoy going to this aquarium. Kids of all ages really loved it. The combo tickets with The Track is confusing. The Track you have to go is the much smaller one and there isnt mich to do so before buying combo tickets, REALLY...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed yesterday

This place was GREAT! I'd highly recommend you go to the Aquarium. I have been going to Gatlinburg for years but have never gone to the Aquarium, not sure why either. Decided to go this trip and now I wonder why have I never done...More

Thank ChiquitaP1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We live in Tennessee so visit this area every couple of years. My young teens still request to go to the aquarium each time. Always a good time and beautiful views of the sharks. Good plan for a rainy day. Always had pleasant interaction with...More

Thank angiemae1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to get a weekend away, and first thing we did was the aquarium. It is so beautiful. There is so much to see and do on the inside, we have. Done the shark lagoon twice and went thru Ripleys twice...More

Thank Kayla B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went mid week in October. Not very crowded which was nice. Typical aquarium. Was able to purchase a painting done by Maureen the penguin. Made my adult daughter very happy.

Thank Kristyn S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the glass bottom boat - it was a short ride but very nice. Also, enjoyed the penguins. Very nice environment.

Thank tah1959
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9 October 2018|
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Response from Sbecky05 | Reviewed this property |
No you don't have to go to the aquarium first. You can go to any of the attractions you have tickets for in any order.
Hailey B
4 October 2018|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Adults are about 35, but there are some discounts available. Child prices vary by age - somewhere between 8 and 18 dollars.
Hailey B
4 October 2018|
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Response from Cara L | Reviewed this property |
We bought the tickets with two other attractions and for my husband and I it was 108 and some change I believe.