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“still enjoyed the visit” 3 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 #5 of 97 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Owner description: 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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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
“still enjoyed the visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

the aquarium is starting to look a little dated the colors of the coral is looking dull and dirty there were some injuried fish swimming around or looking lethargic like they were sick

Visited April 2013
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Andy T, Marketing at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thanks for sharing with us. I will pass your concerns on to the correct department. I am glad that you still enjoyed your visit and we hope that you will return in the future!
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“Nice Time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I had previously visited the Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach; this is the SAME exhibit; other than that it is very interesting, just a little pricey. My husband loves it because of all of the fish and sharks.

Visited April 2013
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Andy T, Marketing at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
I am glad to see that you had a nice time visiting with us, and I am happy that your husband loved the animals that we have. Thank you for sharing and I hope you visit again!
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“2nd time in 4 months might be too much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We took the inlaws this weekend and it was an ok visit. We had just been in January tho. Our daughter is still too small to do the childrens activities. Still love the ocean exhibits. My husband likes riding the moving sidewalk and taking pictures. We were asked to pose for a photo. First time in 5 visits! Lol

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“Great place for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Very nice for kids, however we didn't have our kids with us but are planning a trip back to gatlinburg soon so will definitely take kids there!

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“Excellent attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My son took his little sister as a special time before he leaves for the military. She loved it,they got to see so many cool things. The staff was great. The place was clean. It is a must see and the price is good

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