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“A tidal wave of fun and amazement!!”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #3 of 114 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, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Excellent! We went in expecting something less to what we seen. This is a must see especially for kids!! You can definitely get your money from this. Vets don't to ask for your military discount.
One can spends hours here and make a 1/2 day of this. In Gatlinburg, this was the number attraction here.

Thank Tim K
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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.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

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

Thank kelmcd48
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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

Thank reverenddanimal
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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.

Thank Rab8701
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