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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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Good attraction

My family enjoyed this place.The tunnel was really fun to go through and to see the fish from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
desmeltzer
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
via mobile
Wow! So much to see!

We were there for hours but it didn't seem like it. You've got to see the mermaids swimming with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dwayne M
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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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%
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“shark tank” (618 reviews)
“sea life” (369 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (523 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
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+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family enjoyed this place.The tunnel was really fun to go through and to see the fish from underneath. We were able to touch sting rays and even jelly fish, such a unique experience.

Thank desmeltzer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were there for hours but it didn't seem like it. You've got to see the mermaids swimming with the fish. We got to pet jellyfish and stingrays!! My 12 year old loved the experience. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We will visit...More

Thank Dwayne M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They have the cutest penguins and sharks i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!! It take about 2-4 hours to go through.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s an amazing building with all different kinds of stuff to do especially the glass boat tour was my favorite

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This wasn't our first visit and likely won't be our last. We always enjoy coming here. It's typically very crowded and very noisy but groups tend to move out of the way quickly. All the exhibits are interesting. Great family attraction, if a little pricey.

Thank Cris C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Neat and fun for family. Loved underwater glass exhibit and penguins. Don’t miss mermaid show. 3$ umbrella stroller rentals were clean

Thank sunset4444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

it is what it is... top notch place to go a little pricey for my tastes but the kids had a blast and will be going again

Thank Ronnie H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing place with many great displays of sea life. This aquarium was just as good as the reviews I read before going

Thank KayakCrazy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to A LOT of aquariums (aquaria?), and I don't think any compare to Ripley's in the Smokies. The walk through the shark tunnel alone is worth the price. They keep adding exhibits to make each visit new and exciting; we could touch...More

Thank mfl0ry
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love love love this aquarium!! Our kids had so much fun and enjoyable for kids and adults of all ages!!

Thank MBaker2013
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We walked right in
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Response from kaytimack | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it without children in tow.
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