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“Sharkmania”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 121 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, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for sharks, this is definitely the place to go. Oh wow, this was absolutely fantastic. There were so many exhibits, but the big shark tank with the tunnels was worth every penny plus more. I would pay double to do it all again. Heck yes!

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

The Ripley’s Aquarium is cool! My husband and I really enjoyed it. It is worth the money. There is plenty to do and see! I definitely recommend it.

Thank Stormzzz
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

After visiting the Chattanooga Aquarium my wife and I were curious about the Gatlinburg facility. Learning of the terrific military discount was a pleasant surprise. We found the place very clean with helpful staff scattered through the exhibits. The three large tanks and many smaller tanks provided a variety of features. The current Pearl Harbor exhibit was particularly interesting as WWII was part of my father's legacy, one he rarely talked about. The talks scheduled through the day were post interesting, and had a diver in a Santa Claus suit in the selected tank during the talk. We very much enjoyed the penguin exhibit. The cost for a family, even with the military discount, would challenge some budgets. While the variety of displays was perhaps less than the Chattanooga experience, it was a pleasant and worth while way to spend many hours.

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

This place is great to see, wish it was not so expensive tho, makes it difficult for a family! But it is great for children to see. If you do get to go, be sure to allow time to see everything and take extra time!

Thank Ireena K
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Great experience for all ages! We will definitely be back! Loved the sharks, crabs and the penguins!

Thank Avila7705
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