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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

#3 of 108 things to do in Gatlinburg Features Animals
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Very cool close-up with sharks

I think this place is overpriced and overcrowded but I'm not going to take points off for that. If... read more

Reviewed yesterday
egglintine
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Huntsville, Alabama
Wonderful!

This aquarium is very interactive and you feel a part of it! You see the water above you and around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shellybean74
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Dover, Delaware
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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!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shark tank” (551 reviews)
“penguin exhibit” (468 reviews)
“sea life” (338 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
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

I think this place is overpriced and overcrowded but I'm not going to take points off for that. If that many people are paying that much, they must be doing something right. Will I ever go back? Not likely. It was worth going once maybe...More

Thank egglintine
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This aquarium is very interactive and you feel a part of it! You see the water above you and around you and even have a glass bottom boat inside! There are sharks and all kinds of fish swimming above your head it is a neat...More

Thank Shellybean74
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The kids love seeing all the fish!!! Everyone favorite part is seeing the sharks and riding the moving belt. I wish they would feed the sharks more often so we all can see them eat.... could wait around due to too many people already waiting...More

Thank speedy169
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First trip to a an aquarium, it was great! Way to go Ripley's they get everyone involved. My favorite part was the penguins and they mermaids.

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I live close to the Baltimore aquarium and have been to the Atlanta aquarium, and this is not those... but it's perfectly good. There is really only one direction through the aquarium. The highlight is the people mover through the shark tank, which was awesome....More

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oh my totally love it!! Got our tickets at our hotel and saved a few dollars, so we wouldn't have to stand in line. Tons and tons of fish you name it they got it. Good for adults and great for kids-!!

Thank ACB8834
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this attraction, lots of sea life , shark tunnel, touch a jellyfish , penguins and much more . We had a 9yr and 14yr old with us and they both really had a good time . I have been to many Aquariums...More

Thank wiliemom
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really loved this aquarium. It has a fun tunnel where you can go under the fish and sharks! I would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Mirandi W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great aquarium! There were lots of great animals to see! It only took the morning, so it was the perfect size!

Thank ngerlach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved the aquarium. It was well worth the 6 hour drive to get there from Virginia. I was there first thing in the morning and it was relatively busy so I can't imagine how busy it is during the midday. I would recommend getting...More

Thank jshort1082
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donnacottingham1
20 June 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
$27.99 for just an aquarium only ticket. I don't believe they have a senior discount. I could be wrong though.
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Brian H
15 June 2017|
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Response from Dan C | Property representative |
Teachers are $10.99 plus tax.
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Miranda N
30 May 2017|
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Response from Dan C | Property representative |
We do not have a parking lot here, however, there are lots and garages all around us that are owned by the City of Gatlinburg. They do charge for that.
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