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“Awesome aquarium!”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #3 of 111 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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome aquarium!”
Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

We had a great time here. Like everything else in the area the tickets are expensive , but worth it. We saw sooo many cool fish , my kids (5 and 2) really loved it. The penguins were so cute ! Also liked that they have a family restroom with a nice changing table in it, which seems to be a rare find.

Visited December 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews
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“Love this place!”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We loved going to the aquarium! We were even able to purchase a 'penguin' painting'. We had a blast and whenever we go back, we will be sure to visit again. The only downside is the cost. It is one of the more costly attractions. But we had a blast!

Visited October 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great birthday party venue!!!”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We not only have visited Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies just to tour it, but we had a birthday party there for my daughter who was turning 6 at the time. I couldn't be more pleased with what we got for our money. Our party leader was WONDERFUL and he was very knowledgable. Even we adults learned some things we did not know. Imagine that! Please keep this attraction in mind if you are in need of a unique birthday party experience.

Visited May 2013
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Virginia
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Such a blast!”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

This is absolutely my favorite place to visit when I'm in Gatlinburg! It's so interesting to see all the different kinds of fish. I definitely recommend this to anyone with children!

Visited January 2013
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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful aquarium”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Beautiful, colorful, clean, well-kept. Many interesting displays and exhibits. Lots to see. Interactive for children.

Visited December 2013
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