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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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Such an amazing place. Hands down best place in Gatlinburg. Worth every penny. So much to see you don't know where to look next .

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Such an amazing place. Hands down best place in Gatlinburg. Worth every penny. So much to see you don't know where to look next .

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Metairie, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Shark Tunnel and the Penguin Feeding was fun to watch. There are lots of interactive things for the kids to do. Really worth the time and it is great for all ages.

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Altamont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was the first large aquarium I have been to, and it was very neat. Tickets were around thirty dollars, which I thought was steep, but once inside, they had some amazing displays including a very long tunnel (with a conveyor belt to ride on) that had good sized sharks, fish and eels. There was also a pihrana display, penguins,... More 

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Powhatan, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great aquarium! Enjoyed seeing all the different fish. great that it has things for little kids to interact with so that it keeps them entertained

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Arnold, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the best aquarium's in United States. The shark tank was like in the movie Jaws you can walk through a tunnel with sharks swimming above and on the sides of you. The jellyfish are amazing . It was entertaining as well as educational. Tip buy the ripley combo package and save money and visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We did a tour of the aquarium and liked the exhibits, especially the shark tank. It was very crowded and make the experience less enjoyable but it was a hot summer day and lots of children in to see the fishes so we didn't expect much different. We did the Penguin Experience and the Splash with the Stingrays and that... More 

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Chaffee, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My 9 year old son attended the Penguin Encounter and absolutely loved it. Not only did he get to pet one and get his picture made with it, he learned alot about the penguines. Nice informational encounter for anyone who loves penguins. The aquarium to me was nothing any more special than any other aquarium. They have lots of fish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We loved this aquarium! From the penguins, to the sharks to the stingrays - this place is awesome! Totally worth the money! Go early. We arrived about 30 minutes after it opened and stayed for about 2-2 1/2 hours and the place was packed by the time we left. I loved the shark tunnel and the kids loved the penguins.... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful aquarium! They have amazing creatures with easy access. If you have children there is an entire interactive section for a great learning experience. We are senior adults and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The moving sidewalk through the underwater tunnel was great. It was a little stuffy in there though. There is plenty of room to walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

For the price we paid we somewhat expected more from the aquarium. It was neat to see all the critters, but it wasn't as fun as it looked like it would be.

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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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