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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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This was a fun stop on our trip to take a break from hiking. The shark exhibit makes the ticket... read more

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elizah24
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Nice family fun

Second time I've been. Enjoyed all the marine life, especially the giant shark tank with conveyor... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
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+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was a fun stop on our trip to take a break from hiking. The shark exhibit makes the ticket really worth it. We enjoyed our visit! Also got a discount for ordering tickets online

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elizah24
Reviewed 2 days ago

Second time I've been. Enjoyed all the marine life, especially the giant shark tank with conveyor belt. If you are going to be in town, I highly recommend the package ticket with the other Ripley's attraction because none of them take a very long time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank erinr768
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a really amazing time. The staff was friendly and helpful. The exhibits were detailed, fun, and interactive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crjtalent
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

one thing i loved about the aquarium was being able to go under the shark tank and see them swim above me as well as all the other fish. You are able to ride in a moveable walk way or walk on your own if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Champ T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a smaller aquarium this place is awesome! And you get to touch jelly fish, the glass boat ride is overpriced for the size of aquarium but overall awesome!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Billdake
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The aquarium was awsome..it continued on and on..well worth the money and a great way to spend 2-3 hours..not sure I would go again but if you’ve never been then I would recommend checking it out

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 398sonyac
Reviewed 6 days ago

been to a lot of aquariums ripleys was one of the best, the only bad part was no parking had to park across the street my wife was not able to walk had to drop her off close

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank allenmobl
572marki, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

allenmobl, Thank you for sharing your review with us. The best parking is the city-owned garage directly behind us. It's only $6 for the day!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is a clean establishment! There is great family fun and memories to be had here! They have all the pretty fishes and its kid interactive in most areas! They have a play area in the center where you can touch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tabitha H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the aquarium aftet our teenage daughter recommended it from going a couple years ago. There is plenty to enjoy for families of all ages. Walking through the tunnel with the aquarium all around was so neat. I liked the option...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheri B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A learning experience. Things there I did not know existed. Sharks, fish, eels, etc., so much to see. Love the glass tunnel.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Debra C
572marki, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Debra C, Thank you for sharing your review with us! We're happy to hear you had a great time!

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KitKat584
9 October 2018|
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Response from Sbecky05 | Reviewed this property |
No you don't have to go to the aquarium first. You can go to any of the attractions you have tickets for in any order.
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Hailey B
5 October 2018|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Adults are about 35, but there are some discounts available. Child prices vary by age - somewhere between 8 and 18 dollars.
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Hailey B
5 October 2018|
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Response from Cara L | Reviewed this property |
We bought the tickets with two other attractions and for my husband and I it was 108 and some change I believe.
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