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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 91 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 young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome place, grandkids loved it. Clean friendly staff. Adults enjoyed this visit also. We will return with more grandkids

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Loveredbuds
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It was fun. This was exactly what you'd expect from an aquarium. Food not very good at all. You'll probably want to eat before or after.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brennan P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

No matter if it's hot or cold, sunny or rainy, coming here is always fun and exciting. It's entertaining for all ages and just beautiful. We visit nearly every time we are in the area and it's always worth it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stormi C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I had a good time but I can't say that it was worth $35 for an adult ticket. I went Easter weekend, so there were a LOT of people. They didn't really seem to have a capacity limit so it just felt like wall to wall people. The exhibits and animals were fun to look at but with the crowd it felt rude to linger too long. The penguins were my favorite.

The aquarium parking garage was full when we arrived around 1 PM but there are plenty of pay lots along the main tourist strip of Gatlinburg within walking distance of the aquarium.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Emma N
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My 13 year old daughter LOVES aquariums so when we came to Gatlinburg, we had to visit. We all had a great time. You can pet sting rays and jellyfish. Awesome way to pass the time and learn about sea life!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HeatherD3
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