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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: +1 888-240-1358
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Description: ALL NEW! LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! SWARM! More Fish, New Creatures, New...
ALL NEW! LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! SWARM! More Fish, New Creatures, New Critters, More Bugs! Watch them swarm in this Innovative & Interactive Exhibit! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the State-of-the-Art Clear Underwater Tunnels throughout the Aquarium! An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet! Explore many unique underwater worlds and the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel. Enjoy entertaining dive and feeding shows. Pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays. Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins' private beach and get nose-to-beak. Fun-Filled family experience and MUCH MORE!
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A very nice family day adventure

The aquarium is VERY nice with several different attractions to see. The variety of animals to view was amazing considering the location of the building and size. The staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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GR, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is VERY nice with several different attractions to see. The variety of animals to view was amazing considering the location of the building and size. The staff were constantly involved with the visitor, whether it was informational show times, interactive shows, etc. They were all very friendly and courteous. There were activities for all ages to enjoy. Many... More 

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Zionville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What is not to love about an Aquarium. We had such a great time. Got there as soon as the doors opened and it was not to busy .

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great family fun. Went two years ago and returned yesterday, great experience both times. Clean and well kept, and lots of entertainment and education

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We liked the aquarium and thought it a good place to go for something to do while in the Smokey's that wasn't outdoors. It is a break away from the mountain scenery as it is something to expect while visiting Florida or an Ocean area. It was enjoyable and also made me want to visit the ocean. Well worth seeing... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Took my husband, 5.5 year old daughter & 20 month old son on June 25th & had a great experience! We only had the Newport Aquarium in KY to compare this to, & I must say that I enjoyed it more. The layout was great. We really enjoyed the Mermaid show, the Swarm exhibit was really neat, and I loved... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent aquarium that was well-worth the money. We particularly enjoyed the underwater glass tunnels, that make it seem like you are under the sea. It was an amazing experience, and we definitely would return if we visit Gatlinburg again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love, Love, Loved it!!! It was awesome. I got to see a lot of mine life that you would probably never see in many aquariums. I especially loved the tunnel under the shark tank. It was cool!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went for our honeymoon and loved it. You're never too old to visit the aquarium. The exhibits are great and family friendly. We watched a mermaid show as well! The penguins at the end were a nice cherry on the cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was very beautiful and breathtaking aquarium. I enjoyed every minute of it and very educational. I hope to be back so just a great experience and I want to find that shark that was chasing us hahaha.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was okay but the exhibits seemed small. They now offer a discount after 4, but the animals are not out and active. Couldn't get a penguin to move, couldn't pet the rays they weren't interested, the sea turtle was asleep. Kids seemed to like it.

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Address: Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: +1 888-240-1358
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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