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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

#3 of 108 things to do in Gatlinburg Features Animals
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Good Family Fun

Love this place! Fun for everyone! The sharks were a favorite of the family. Can get crowded as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
strikergirl1299
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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A perfect place to take the kids

Ripley's aquarium is absolutely amazing. There is so much to do for the kids. You can walk through... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amanda A
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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” (551 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (468 reviews)
“sea life” (338 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
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+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place! Fun for everyone! The sharks were a favorite of the family. Can get crowded as the day goes on.

Thank strikergirl1299
Reviewed yesterday

Ripley's aquarium is absolutely amazing. There is so much to do for the kids. You can walk through the aquarium and see all the fish. You can see penguins as well. The aquarium recently opened a Pearl Harbor exhibit which is really neat. There's a...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed yesterday

You can get really great views of all the fish, sharks and turtles from various parts of the aquarium. There is also a great display of Stingrays and Penguins.

Thank Isaac C
Reviewed yesterday

We didn't expect much out of this aquarium due to it's location inland, but it was better than expected. The Shark Lagoon and moving sidewalk are standouts from this aquarium. Marine Biology loving daughter wasn't impressed however, stating that many of their fish were diseased,...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must visit when you come to Gatlinburg. We always enjoy the aquarium. It has one of the best salt water exhibits that I have ever seen.

Thank Mltmtascp68
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great aquarium, I was surprised by how good it was. The glass bottom boats are ok but you really don't need to spend the extra money because you see all the same things in the tunnel.

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were so excited to visit the Ripleys Aquarium when we visited. We loved all the different things to do. Definitely a fun adventure!

Thank bladner2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for second year in a row. It was just as much fun as last year. Kids really enjoyed the shark tunnel.

Thank dxgrlkjhn
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very cool. Sharks lagoon is amazing. Should stop to see it if in town. They have a few hands on activities. They have a little snack place not sure what it serves or if expensive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was well worth the money over and over what a great time it's a must see the only bad things we can say is parking and when you first get inside it is very crowded but it thins out half way threw there...More

Thank Bone6428
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donnacottingham1
19 June 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
$27.99 for just an aquarium only ticket. I don't believe they have a senior discount. I could be wrong though.
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Brian H
14 June 2017|
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Response from Dan C | Property representative |
Teachers are $10.99 plus tax.
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Miranda N
30 May 2017|
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Response from Dan C | Property representative |
We do not have a parking lot here, however, there are lots and garages all around us that are owned by the City of Gatlinburg. They do charge for that.
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