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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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One of the best

Great fun. You can tell that love is present in this aquarium. The "shark walk" was quite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denia C
Wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

I took my 4 year old daughter and together we had a great time together. I'd go back for sure next... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark tank” (585 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (487 reviews)
“sea life” (352 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed yesterday

Great fun. You can tell that love is present in this aquarium. The "shark walk" was quite impressive

Thank Denia C
Reviewed yesterday

I took my 4 year old daughter and together we had a great time together. I'd go back for sure next time we're visiting the area. In addition the variety of aquatic life and a wonderful shark and stingray display by a moving conveyor belt,...More

Thank bheather76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have kids along, would recommend. If no kids, it's a nice way to spend a couple of hours. The Pearl Harbor exhibit was very interesting. Been to more "wow" aquariums, but nice for price.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love this aquarium. They already always nice and are willing to answer any questions you have. We did the glass bottom boat ride and it was really good.

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited with a 15 year old granddaughter. I was a bit concerned when we paid our 100 plus ticket price for three of us, but, when we finished the adventure, I could see why it was expensive. We were quite pleased with the extent...More

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of fish. Then there's more fish. Some aquatic animals. More fish. Did I mention fish? And penguins Actually, I really like this place. It's very informative and interactive. There is an awesome Pearl Harbor interactive display.

Thank Schussener
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was crowded, but we had an amazing time! My grandson especially loved the jellyfish exhibits. We highly recommend a visit!

Thank TNMelissa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tons of exhibits and different things to see. Great moving walkway through the shark tunnel. Touch a stingray, a horseshoe crab and a jellyfish. Go early and try to avoid the crowd.

Thank aroutte2003
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time at this Aquarium and was most impressed by the very long underwater plexi-glass tunnel that visitors can walk through or stand and ride on a "people mover" through, as sharks and other fish swim by and overhead. Truly unique and amazing experience! The...More

Thank GRNEYEDgirl3201
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing much to say except it was amazing!! So much to see! And you can touch the jellyfish! Gatlinburg is the best!

Thank cmarti7898
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Cheryl D
19 October 2017|
Response from aroutte2003 | Reviewed this property |
Individual Online Prices (Add $2 each ticket if you buy them there) 27.99 - Adult 17.99 - Child You can also buy combo passes that include the Aquarium + other Ripley's attractions in the area
9 October 2017|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
There was a fee for the boat ride, we just didn't see the need for us to ride it as we came out of the see thru tunnel having seen all of their sharks that way. The boat ride seemed kind of hookie to me.
5 October 2017|
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Response from makeupmafiafx | Reviewed this property |
Thursday for sure