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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

#3 of 111 things to do in Gatlinburg Features Animals
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Amazed!!

This was my favorite place we visited while on vacation!!! So much to see, to interact with, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christina A
via mobile
Beautiful!

The Aquarium is clean and beautiful. There are a wide variety of sea life and fun things to look... read more

Reviewed yesterday
2boysmomwv
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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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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” (564 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (478 reviews)
“sea life” (340 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
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

This was my favorite place we visited while on vacation!!! So much to see, to interact with, and learn while here! We will be back!!

Thank Christina A
Reviewed yesterday

The Aquarium is clean and beautiful. There are a wide variety of sea life and fun things to look at! Great for all ages.

Thank 2boysmomwv
Reviewed yesterday

What a great place 8 family and friends took the trolley there. The shark tank was awesome with the moving belt the speed was just right or you could step off to see some thing that you wanted to see longer .

Thank ppjr58
Reviewed yesterday

I did not expect to like this attraction as much as I did. We have taken grandkids to many aquariums (Baltimore and Orlando) and we did not expect much from Ripley's aquarium in the mountains. It was a bit crowded on the weekend day that...More

Thank JudiK56
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it ! Cant wait to do it again ☺ Ask for it when you purchase your tickets to the aquarium. All animals are so well cared for, not stressed. Very happy atmosphere.

Thank cierradlta
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shark tank was great. They have really unique fish that most other aquarium' s i have been too do not. My son loves going there.

Thank Ladybug2993
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The aquarium is amazing. A lot of interesting fish. The underwater tube was the best I have ever seen. Many fish and very well taken care of. You can tell the staff love the animals and take pride in their work. The penguins are my...More

Thank focusport22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with husband and two teens. Bought the aquarium ticket,plus 2 extra attractions ( we visited Ripleys Believe or Not, and Guiness world Records on same day) $180. Not too bad for 3 attractions for 4 people. It was quite busy, so had to follow...More

Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The whole family really enjoyed the aquarium. I couldn't take enough pictures! ! The moving sidewalk was nice because you could step off to take a picture if you wanted.

Thank Moreheadfam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a rainy day so decided to go to the Aquarium and glad we did. My daughter had a great time. Never too old to visit an aquarium:)

Thank heather1214
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donnacottingham1
19 June 2017|
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Response from JLecates123 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's just a regular adult ticket, which is $27.99. They have kid prices.
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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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