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“It was ok, but not worth the price”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #3 of 111 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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Merritt Island, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It was ok, but not worth the price”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We heard great things about the aquarium and decided to go. They are open late which is good for visiting after dinner time. The ticket line was not set up well it is completely open to the elements and only two cashiers working. What takes so long in line is that they are trying to sell multiple Ripley's attraction tickets to every person. But that is expected in a tourist town. The aquarium was great to walk through and had the flow of foot traffic going all the same way which is nice. The shark area was great and so was the penguin area was great and fun since the kids can clinb through a tunnel and pop up in a enclosed glass viewer. The price however was $74 for 2 adults and a child.

Visited August 2013
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun time”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great for kids. I will never go to it again because Gatlinburg is a less than desirable place to go.

Visited August 2013
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columbus, ohio
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“a must do every trip”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

this is a must do every time me and family come to Gatlinburg. it getting a bit pricy, but all and all a good time

Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice family outing”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The kids thought this was the best part of the trip. From the sharks to the penguins, there is something for everybody.

Visited August 2013
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Sammamish, Washington
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157 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Marvelous aquarium!!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a gorgeous aquarium: beautiful exhibitions, nice layout, great collection of animals. We all loved this well designed aquarium. The penguins exhibition is just fascinating!! Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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