We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Always on our visit list”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 110 things to do in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Trussville, Alabama
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always on our visit list”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We take our grandchildren here quite often, they love it and so do we. Even when we travel without the grands, we visit the aquarium. Amazing place. Even outside is beautiful.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank Margaret H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

10,598 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7,019
    2,634
    766
    130
    49
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place to take the kids”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a really awesome place to take the family. They have so many different types of sea life, live shows and hands on exhibits. The penguin exhibit is really cool.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank Cheryl W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“fun and informative for all”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Some attractions in Gatlinburg are just not worth yur time but this was well done and informative. A great place for a rainy day.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Trina H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bishop
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Been to others...this one's better!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a last minute trip to Gatlinburg, TN, my husband and I decided to 'drink the look-aid' and be total tourists! The aquarium was one our first stops. Great value (bought the multiple Ripley ticket: 3 attractions- around $50 a person). The aquarium was the best we've visited. It's much bigger and had more interactive exhibits than others. We live near ATL and would rather travel back to this aquarium than visit any other. Great kids section too (we have no children, but played like we were). Hope you enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank Mrsashjohnson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boonville, Missouri
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is expensive but well worth the money. My 5 year old niece had a wonderful time. My mom is claustrophobic and was afraid she you would be able to go through the tunnels but it was a very open space in the tunnel and she had no trouble at all.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Betty R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies also viewed

 

Been to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing