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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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Very Nice

I have always wanted to go to this Aquarium. It was really neat to walk through and see everything... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A wonderful place to visit.

This was our second visit to the Aquarium and we were no less amazed than we were on our first... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cody C
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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” (487 reviews)
“sea life” (352 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed yesterday

I have always wanted to go to this Aquarium. It was really neat to walk through and see everything! The play area for the kids, went through multiple levels of the aquarium which I found really neat. Shark Bay was pretty cool. I liked the...More

Thank Gabrielle_L_Shepherd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our second visit to the Aquarium and we were no less amazed than we were on our first visit. The variety of sea life and wildlife here are amazing and there is always something going on here. There was a Pearl Harbor exhibit...More

Thank Cody C
Reviewed yesterday

It was a very nice and different aquarium. It had lots of very interesting animals that you don't usually see in aquariums.

Thank marc29ez
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Though we have been to Georgia aquarium and Shedd aquarium, we were amazed to find some species that we hadn't seen before.If you've to do a rain day activity and has small children,I would suggest go for this one.

Thank Kavya S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am from Atlanta and I love this aquarium much more than Atlanta or Chattanooga! Had a blast and the staff was very nice! For our picture the lady took time to get a stain out of my shirt lol !

Thank samncolby
Reviewed 2 days ago

We love the aquarium. Watching the brightly colored fish swim around is mesmerizing. we go 3-4 times a year. Haven't gotten bored even once. They always have some new and exciting exhibit and the penguins are always fun to watch. Great for all ages.

Thank Kallen1277
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Never disappointed when we leave! Love to walk through the exhibits and see the variety of fish they house there. The themed exhibit this time was Pearl Harbor and it was very informative and brought teaching to life. Enjoy your next trip!

Thank PerrysDeere
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful aquarium! The underground tunnels were awesome! I would skip the glass bottoms boat ride. Overpriced and very short! Neat experience, but not worth the price. Overall, great place to visit with kids!

Thank Nikki T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited from Georgia which has the largest aquarium in the Western hhemisphere. This place gives it a run for its monwy! Very interactive which I, my husband,and the kids loved. Lots of cool exhibits, particularly the Pearl Harbor exhibit. We purchased pics of our...More

Thank Rasheda H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family and I went there and I love the moving sidewalk he created a relaxing atmosphere. My toddler son was mesmerized the entire time.

Thank delbert01
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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 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