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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

#2 of 110 things to do in Gatlinburg Features Animals
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Great aquarium

Really great aquarium. 2 levels of fish tanks. Has nice penguin exhibit. Offers glass bottom... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bella71486
via mobile
I don't feel that this is worth the money it should be cheaper to go thru.

The Kids could not pet the sting rays it was more for adults the little ones could not reach them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bsd0514
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Goshen, Ohio
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“shark tank” (540 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (449 reviews)
“sea life” (328 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
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 yesterday via mobile

Really great aquarium. 2 levels of fish tanks. Has nice penguin exhibit. Offers glass bottom boat rides.

Thank Bella71486
Reviewed yesterday

The Kids could not pet the sting rays it was more for adults the little ones could not reach them to pet them and there was dead fish in the the different areas

Thank bsd0514
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Try to visit when we are in town. Beautiful clean enjoyable for all ages. We love to touch the sting rays and the jelly fish. Very educational.

Thank twisteds2013
Reviewed yesterday

Recently, I took my niece (11 yr old) for a visit to the aquarium. After all the commercial hype, we were kind of disappointed. The tickets were pricey for the amount of time it took us to walk the entire aquarium. None of the sideshows...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The whole family will love this everyone was really nice lots of things for kids and adults to experience. The penguin exhibit was really cool!!

Thank Runionspartyof4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This aquarium will definitely not disappoint you of your family!!!! My 3 year old daughter didn't want to leave and I can't wait to take her back!!!!!

Thank Aaron D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is so beautiful. It's magical. A place for the whole family. Exciting made me feel like a kid again also the military discount was a plus I really appreciated that alot. Great place to visit and the price is not bad at all.

Thank RachelShantell84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit for families. We decided to go to the aquarium on the last night of vacation and had a great time. It wasn't overly crowded. We enjoyed getting to spend the afternoon there. The octopus and penguins were our favorite animals to...More

Thank dhill60000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place. Huge children's play area. Pearl Harbor exhibit. Tunnels under the water. Penquin feeding. A little expensive but I thought it was worth it.

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was simply amazing! We were totally surrounded by sharks on a moving conveyor was an awesome experience. A great family vacation!

Thank Lisa S
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Kinzie M
i see a lot of reviews about kids loving the attraction, my fiancé and i don't have children, just wondering if adults find it fun to? We Love aquariums.
8 May 2017|
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Response from RASMPhillips | Property representative |
Yes, the aquarium is enjoyable for all ages.
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MirandiW
What day of the week seems to be your "less busy" day. We are coming the last week of March.
6 March 2017|
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Response from RASMPhillips | Property representative |
During Spring Break, the best time to visit is right after we open at 9 am or in the evenings.
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tmmc03
How much do the glass bottom boats cost? 3 people are going. (Two 12 year olds and an adult)
6 March 2017|
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Response from RASMPhillips | Property representative |
$9.99 plus tax per person
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