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“It was ok, but not worth the price” 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 #4 of 48 Attractions in Gatlinburg
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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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Merritt Island, Florida
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“It was ok, but not worth the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We heard great things about the aquarium and decided to go. They are open late which is good for visiting after dinner time. The ticket line was not set up well it is completely open to the elements and only two cashiers working. What takes so long in line is that they are trying to sell multiple Ripley's attraction tickets to every person. But that is expected in a tourist town. The aquarium was great to walk through and had the flow of foot traffic going all the same way which is nice. The shark area was great and so was the penguin area was great and fun since the kids can clinb through a tunnel and pop up in a enclosed glass viewer. The price however was $74 for 2 adults and a child.

Visited August 2013
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“Fun time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great for kids. I will never go to it again because Gatlinburg is a less than desirable place to go.

Visited August 2013
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“a must do every trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

this is a must do every time me and family come to Gatlinburg. it getting a bit pricy, but all and all a good time

Visited August 2013
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“Nice family outing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The kids thought this was the best part of the trip. From the sharks to the penguins, there is something for everybody.

Visited August 2013
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“Marvelous aquarium!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a gorgeous aquarium: beautiful exhibitions, nice layout, great collection of animals. We all loved this well designed aquarium. The penguins exhibition is just fascinating!! Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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