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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 119 things to do in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, is literally teeming with life - over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The aquarium in Gatlinburg is well worth the admission price. The underwater tunnel is awesome. I would visit this aquarium again.

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My eight year old, my wife and I loved it. You can touch the stingrays and horseshoe crabs, and see everything from jellyfish to Sawfish, Penguins to Moray Eels. The Sea Dragons were impressive, even at only 12". It's noy cheap, and you may have to walk a bit from a parking lot (or take the trolly), but it's well worth it to see sea creatures you'll probably never see in the wild. They have various feedings during the day, which are fun as well. Go early to avoid crowds and find a parking place nearby.

Thank Tyaskin
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The kids loved the aquarium!!! There is so much to see, I think we spent 2 hours looking at it all. They had some hands on things at the end as well. Highly recommend.

Thank AshleyH701
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was the greatest thing! We go everytime we visit the Smokies. It never gets old! Love the interactive rooms and the beauty of it all!

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband and I loved our adventure in the Aquarium. A word of advice: Wear comfortable shoes because there's a lot of walking to see all the creatures.

Thank Rebecca577
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