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“Aquarium” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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Ranked #2 of 108 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: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Crossville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Aquarium”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

I love this place! The worst part is just the crowds but you can't blame them for loving it too! :-D

Visited December 2013
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Hallettsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Favorite place to visit when in Gatlinburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is our 2nd time to Gatlinburg and we enjoyed the aquarium this time just as much as we did two years ago. It is a bit pricy, but you can't skip this. Everything in this place is top notch. We love the tube where you can watch sharks, rays, ans other fish swim around and above you. They also have a new dinosaur exhibit. It is small, but they have several animatronic dinos which were really cool to see. My 12 year old son, who loved dinosaurs as a little guy, enjoyed this area. For little kids, there is a place where you can dig for dinosaur bones.

Visited December 2013
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Monroe, North Carolina
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An enjoyable and educational afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a great facility - very clean and neat and well kept. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here and not be bored at all. It took us 2.5 hours to go through and we didn't really stop for the feedings or talks.

Visited December 2013
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Galax, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“pretty cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

the best part of it was the penguins and sharks loved it all. we will be back it never gets old and there is so much to see and do

Visited December 2013
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“Great place to visit for the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Love this place! have been several times over the years with the kids and they really enjoyed the experience.

Visited December 2013
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