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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Features Animals
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Fantastic world of wonder!

Can't say enough about how amazing this place is! The whole family had a great time and can't wait... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harrisville, Mississippi
via mobile
Great for you get kids.

This is a fun aquarium but it’s nothing you haven’t seen before if you’ve been to an aquarium... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robyn B
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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%
Travellers talk about
“shark tank” (585 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (491 reviews)
“sea life” (348 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can't say enough about how amazing this place is! The whole family had a great time and can't wait to do it again!

Thank daejasrockin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fun aquarium but it’s nothing you haven’t seen before if you’ve been to an aquarium before. The Pearl Harbor section is interesting. There are a lot of interactive stations here. It’s very cool to touch stingrays. A small nurse shark kept swimming...More

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and husband went. Had a good time, not sure it was worth $100 to get in and ride the glass bottom boat. It was ok, but thought we would see more for that price. Kids prolly have more fun obviously...lol. we like animals and...More

Thank TheLongs15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife has always wanted to visit this place so I finally gave in and went with her and my son. I’ve been to other aquariums and this one was about the same as others but I did enjoy it. We were able to touch...More

Thank livininlouisiana
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was by far amazing. My husband and I bought the tickets from the hotel and was able to get a discount for the both of us and then the actual walk through of the aquarium was unbelievable you get to touch some of them...More

Thank Shelly O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great time and would surly do again!! You can''t miss this attraction! If you like aquariums, you'll love this one!!

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stood at the counter to get our tickets for 10 minutes with no one else in line, because the guest services attendant was on the phone! Also, the aquarium smelled terrible... even my 7 year old kept asking why it smelled so badly. On...More

Thank Heather O
Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Heather O, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We certainly apprecaite the feedback.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I was there for the Veteran's Day celebration and afterwards a visit to the aquarium. Note to all Veterans... this place was especially encouraging to all verbenas present! I encourage you to support this place in your family travels! There were live exhibits, as well...More

Thank ironfrog1220
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the money! Great views. The shark and stingray area is awesome. Got to pet some stingrays and jellyfish and crabs! Would be even more fun with children.

Thank Joshua F
Reviewed 3 days ago

so amuzing lots to look at, tank were clean, workers were helpful & gave tons of advise, highly reccommend

Thank Nikki M
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Cheryl D
19 October 2017|
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Response from Greg J | Reviewed this property |
$30 for adults, not sure of the price for children. Military receives a 50 percent discount and there are coupons available all over town for reduced admission.
9 October 2017|
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Response from Leezah62 | Reviewed this property |
There is a glass bottom boat and it does cost extra $9.95 for 20 minutes max gliding along the top of the shark tank. Not worth it. You can see the same thing walking around the tank.
5 October 2017|
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Response from makeupmafiafx | Reviewed this property |
Thursday for sure