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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 90 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: Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is one of the best things going as far as attractions in Gatlinburg to me besides Christ in the Smokies. Me and my wife enjoy touring the aquarium it is refreshing and to behold God's creation is wonderful to say the least. I love it. Thank God there is glass separating you from those huge sharks......lol

Thank revmoon1
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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2014

revmoon1,

Thank you for your review! We are elated to read that you had such a great experience and were able to really enjoy the aquatic animals! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you!

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Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

You will enjoy this wonderful aquarium that will feature a lot of local fish including some of the largest catfish you have ever seen. Go and enjoy. A worthwhile visit.

Thank Houston N
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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2014

Houston N,

We love to read that you had a great visit and enjoyed seeing all of the fish that we have to offer. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you!

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Enjoyed the whole time. We had our 2 year old grandchildren and besides the fish the interactive area is wonderful for children

Thank ArdellaH
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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

Ardella H,

Thank you for your review! We are very glad to read that you had a great experience with your two year old grandchild! We love to read that you enjoyed the fish and the interactives that we have here for everyone. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you!

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

I love how you could walk in the tunnels and watch the sharks swim over you. I is very educational for adults as well as kids.

Thank 44rmt
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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

44rmt,

We would like to thank you for your review! We love to hear about your experience here with us and we are glad that you enjoyed the shark lagoon tunnel, it is really amazing to see the sharks swim around you! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you!

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Reviewed December 6, 2014

This aquarium was very neat and interesting, however I do think it's a bit pricey for what it actually is, but then again, it is in a tourist location. There are 2 floors with various different displays and learning stations. It is a self guided tour and there are also various shows and demonstrations throughout the day. If you have kids and can drag it out it would be a day long event, however, for my wife and I we only spent approx 2-3 hours there.

Thank aschenavar
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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

aschenavar,

Thank you for your review! We are very glad to read that you were able to spend 2-3 hours with us and enjoyed everything that we have to offer! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon. Thank you!

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