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“Crazy Shark Tank!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 888-240-1358
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Ranked #7 of 69 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Aquariums
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Owner description: ALL NEW! LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! SLIME! See Animals & Creatures and how they use slime, Touch Jellyfish and more 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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South Bend, Indiana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Crazy Shark Tank!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We just wanted to sit and stare at the aquarium and listen to the soothing music, it was a nice break from the craziness that is Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. We had our tickets included with our room booking, otherwise we probably would not have gone here on our own, but we really enjoyed it. Their aquarium is huge and there is a moving walkway through the acrylic tunnels which makes the tour well-paced. The sharks were incredible and to see them swim right over you was freaky! They had alot of neat interactive stations for kids and everything was really well presented.

Visited November 2012
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Marshall, Texas
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“Great kid-friendly aquarium!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Aquarium had great exhibits, and the automated pathway taking you through the middle of the shark tanks was great for my children. We had a blast! The only knock I had was the food court. It wasn't kid friendly for strollers, and the food was pretty disgusting (I'm not sure there was any meat in my cheeseburger).

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Leonardtown, Maryland, USA
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“Lots of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Love the sharks and Penguins. Worth the money. Nice big parking garage right behind. Easy walk to everything,

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“A great time! Bring your kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

We have been to several aquariums, so we have seen it all. Ripley's is well-planned and designed for enjoyment of all ages. We left feeling like we had a worthwhile experience, while paying a reasonable price.

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“Beautiful... simply beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Well designed, educational for family's, couples, older folks and children....... this is the place to visit when you go to Gatlinburg. It is reasonably priced and you will love just standing on the moving walkways and just being able to look at all the wonderful rays and colorful sealife. We have enjoyed visiting the Aquarium each time we visit the Smokey's..... it is a tridition we love.

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