Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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88 River Rd, Gatlinburg
(865) 430-8808



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I would give it 4 stars due to size. I wish it was bigger. On the other hand, it had easy to read, interesting facts that didn't overwhelm my kids. The animals felt like they were really close, and it had a pretty good area for the kids to play. It also had info about Ripley that made everything more meaningful. Everyone, parents & children, seemed happy. The entrance had areas like Christmas decor for pictures. Parking was next to the aquarium, which made our lives easier full review
Loved it! A beautiful and captivating place to spend a couple hours. So many different fish and sea creatures to view and be taken aback by. Everything from sharks to jelly fish can be found here. The atmosphere that they've created here is also amazing. The lighting, the sounds and the music all adds to the experience and makes this place feel almost magical. If you visit you have to go through the tunnel underneath the large, main fish tank that has all the sharks. That full review

We loved this place! Definitely worth the trip! They have a large play area for the kids and their gift shop is great opportunity to pick up some souvenirs and things for yourself! Ha haThey have a couple of interactive things to do and their penguin encounter is very informative. If you get a chance, don’t miss the mermaids! So graceful! My only complaint (this does not reflect on the establishment) is some forget basic manners. Let’s all be courteous people.

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Monday 9AM - 9PM
Tuesday 9AM - 9PM
Wednesday 9AM - 9PM
Thursday 9AM - 9PM
Friday 9AM - 10PM
Saturday 9AM - 10PM
Sunday 9AM - 10PM