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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
Phone Number: +1 888-240-1358
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09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, is literally teeming...

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!

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Our kids had a great time. Lots of interesting things to see and explore. It takes about 2 hours or less to see everything at your pace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our kids had a great time. Lots of interesting things to see and explore. It takes about 2 hours or less to see everything at your pace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whenever we visit Gatlinburg we love to stop at the aquarium. Ripley's attractions gives a discount to military and are very nice to deal with. It seems that they are very attentive to their animals and keep the place clean and the attractions don't appear old and neglected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was so impressed with this aquarium!! My favorite was the penguins! I think the setting of the aquarium in regards to location and views in Gatlinburg are just gorgeous!!! Don't miss this attraction!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much has changed over the years for the main exhibits, but like any good zoo or aquarium, you really don't care. It's still amazing seeing the fish and relaxing watching them swim set to soft music. What has been updated since the last time I visited was a large play area built in the middle of the aquarium for... More 

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Crab Orchard, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great tip seeing all the animals at the Aquarium. Was a little crowded but I expected that. Two thumbs up.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think this is the best one that Ripley's has it was a great place to spend the day, and loved the Penguins. That is the main reason we went there was to see them.

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Montpelier, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I always make sure we go see to the Aquarium. Fun, and interesting to see all the different types of creatures of the sea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our favorite aquarium that we have been to. We live in Atlanta and I honestly like the Ripleys aquarium better than the Georgia Aquarium. Sharks are awesome

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there the day after Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. A LOT of great exhibits and animals. Our 2 year old loved it. Definitely try to see the feeding/shows. We saw the stingray feeding and the diver made it so fun! She posed for pictures and gave "high fives" to the kids. It gets very crowded so plan... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Special time with grand children and family and friends. Very clean. Great for children. Price good. Praying for you all

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