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“Fun for all ages”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 109 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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
Louisville,KY
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30 reviews
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“Fun for all ages”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We took our 10 and 12 year olds. Our friends took their 2 and 4 year olds. Everyone had a great time. On a cold winter weekend this was a great way to spend the afternoon. I took us about 3 hours which was plenty of time to see most everything. And for the money it was a good experience.

Visited February 2013
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Hartselle
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“Great place for Kids”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

THis is a great place to take kids of any age. Ours are 1 and 3 and they loved it. There are plenty of little things for the kids to enjoy.

Visited February 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“Fun for honeymooners”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We liked the variety of marine life we got to experience. By far the penguins were the best! We loved that we got to touch the stingrays and the horseshoe crabs. We got some toys for our baby to take back home

Visited February 2013
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Castalian Springs, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sharks & Penguins”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I was worried the kids might be bored because we've been to several aquariums in the last year. I was gratefully wrong. There were lots of different types of sharks that were highly visible due to the design. There were also lots of penguins that exhibit allowed visitors to be very close. Excellent attraction spot!

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Bellevue, Iowa
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“Excellent!!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We took the kids to the aquarium and we all had a blast. We were just coming back from florida and recently visited sea world so I was expecting it to be mediocre. But it was not. The aquariums were just as nice as the ones at seaworld. Topnotch!

Visited January 2013
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