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“Lots of fun!”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #3 of 113 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: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed November 17, 2012

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

Thank Erick S
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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.

Thank LilyMcG61
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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.

Thank natakatt4u2006
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies was very nice. Lots of things to see, set up well, great for kids. The tunnel was awesome too!!

Thank tjeffries
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had a great time! Very easy to see why this is rated the #1 aquarium in the US according to their sign & print materials. My wife and I went to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago a year ago and enjoyed Ripley's much more. Very neat to see the tunnels they have for kids to explore the exhibits, too.

Definitely would recommend to all who are in/visit the Gatlinburg area.

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