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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Great Aquarium!

We visited from Georgia which has the largest aquarium in the Western hhemisphere. This place... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rasheda H
via mobile
So close to the fish

Family and I went there and I love the moving sidewalk he created a relaxing atmosphere. My toddler... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Louisville, Kentucky
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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!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shark tank” (585 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (487 reviews)
“sea life” (352 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited from Georgia which has the largest aquarium in the Western hhemisphere. This place gives it a run for its monwy! Very interactive which I, my husband,and the kids loved. Lots of cool exhibits, particularly the Pearl Harbor exhibit. We purchased pics of our...More

Thank Rasheda H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Family and I went there and I love the moving sidewalk he created a relaxing atmosphere. My toddler son was mesmerized the entire time.

Thank delbert01
Reviewed yesterday

Every time we come to the smokies we have to return here. It is always so nice and clean. The staff are always friendly and informative. A great central location in the heart of Gatlinburg. The kids always enjoy it and so do us adults....More

Thank Alexander G
Reviewed yesterday

Upon arriving to go to the Aquarium you are able to get a "package deal-2 additional places to go [Ripleys] for $10 a ticket more. A Great deal. The aquarium was fantastic! Got great pictures!! Very informative. Had a blast-spend hours there. Even had "touching"...More

Thank 1Poppy1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great fun. You can tell that love is present in this aquarium. The "shark walk" was quite impressive

Thank Denia C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my 4 year old daughter and together we had a great time together. I'd go back for sure next time we're visiting the area. In addition the variety of aquatic life and a wonderful shark and stingray display by a moving conveyor belt,...More

Thank bheather76
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have kids along, would recommend. If no kids, it's a nice way to spend a couple of hours. The Pearl Harbor exhibit was very interesting. Been to more "wow" aquariums, but nice for price.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love this aquarium. They already always nice and are willing to answer any questions you have. We did the glass bottom boat ride and it was really good.

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with a 15 year old granddaughter. I was a bit concerned when we paid our 100 plus ticket price for three of us, but, when we finished the adventure, I could see why it was expensive. We were quite pleased with the extent...More

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of fish. Then there's more fish. Some aquatic animals. More fish. Did I mention fish? And penguins Actually, I really like this place. It's very informative and interactive. There is an awesome Pearl Harbor interactive display.

Thank Schussener
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Cheryl D
19 October 2017|
Response from aroutte2003 | Reviewed this property |
Individual Online Prices (Add $2 each ticket if you buy them there) 27.99 - Adult 17.99 - Child You can also buy combo passes that include the Aquarium + other Ripley's attractions in the area
9 October 2017|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
There was a fee for the boat ride, we just didn't see the need for us to ride it as we came out of the see thru tunnel having seen all of their sharks that way. The boat ride seemed kind of hookie to me.
5 October 2017|
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Response from makeupmafiafx | Reviewed this property |
Thursday for sure