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“Great Fun! Do not miss.”

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: Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Fun! Do not miss.”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a must do while in Gatlinburg! All of the Ripleys attractions are wonderful, but this tops them all.

Visited February 2013
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“Great aquarium and excellent experience”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We just brought our 7 and 4 year olds as a surprise for them and they (and we) loved it. The exhibits were great and all the fish were out and about. We loved the shark area and the penguin playhouse. The sting ray bay was also great as u can touch rays. Would definitely return

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Illinois
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“Ripley's Aquarium”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Really enjoyed visiting the acquaium. Think i enjoyed the sharks the most. Could walk underneath them. Really neat. Could spend hours inside. So much to look at.

Visited March 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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“One of the nicest aquariums I have been to”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a really nice aquarium and well worth visiting. Very kid friendly. It is also very easy to find.

We took three kids in there ages 5 to 7 and they had a blast. Even the adults enjoyed it. There was all kinds of different sea life to look at and watch swim. Most of the exhibits had plaques that gave a description of what you are looking at. There was even one spot along the underwater tunnel that the aquarium marked from where a shark attacked the glass and left scratches on it.

We purchased tickets in advance at our resort in Sevierville and was able to save about $4 per adult ticket. I know the Welcome Center in Sevierville also carries discount tickets to many of the attractions throughout the area.

Visited February 2013
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“Great Aquarium!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Just the right size! It doesn't take a week to walk through and it has everything you want to see! Good place to spend some time in while in the Smokies!

Visited August 2012
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