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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Visited on Monday morning of Thanksgiving week. Arrived with my 3 year old granddaughter at 9am as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dan M
via mobile
A must see lots of fun!!!!!

We have been to the aquarium before and it seem to get better every time. You can go at your own... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kimberly W
West Jefferson, NC
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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%
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“shark tank” (590 reviews)
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“sea life” (359 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3261
+1 888-240-1358
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on Monday morning of Thanksgiving week. Arrived with my 3 year old granddaughter at 9am as they were opening. No wait to get in. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly staff. The aquarium is very well organized which allows for smooth customer flow. My granddaughter loved the...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the aquarium before and it seem to get better every time. You can go at your own pace and spend as much time as you want. We did the glass bottom boat this time. It was well worth the time and...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the second time that I have visited the Ripley's Aquarium and I love it as much as the first time. Great experience for all ages! The Shark Lagoon is definitely the highlight of the Aquarium. You can see in from multiple angles, the...More

Thank jennalynn2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Slightly pricey, but can see why given the maintenance this place must take. The very large tank with sharks and a glass bottom boat was pretty cool. 5 year old mostly interested in playground, so it’s nice they have that. Small Pearl Harbor museum is...More

Thank jazzmine615
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really liked how the layout was a walk-through - no confusing levels or hallways to make you wonder if you missed something. The shark tank is the central feature and very nice. We loved the Sawtooth Shark! I also liked the way they integrated...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the aquarium!! It was so fun, for children and adults! Staff was around and helpful, and the animals were truly incredible! And they incorporated American history into the aquarium, loved it!

Thank Maranda R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like sharks and rays this is the place for you. My kids enjoy going here and seeing all of the different sharks and rays. You might even get to see Sally the sea turtle. Sally hides out most times but sometime you might...More

Thank barnett202
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing really outstanding for an aquarium, pretty simple. Walk thru tank probably was the only thing that was interesting.

Thank corbinam4
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this aquarium many years ago after it first opened and it didn't disappoint then or now! This time I took my two young kids there and what an experience it was. They (and I) had a blast! There are so many things for...More

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can't say enough about how amazing this place is! The whole family had a great time and can't wait to do it again!

Thank daejasrockin
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Cheryl D
18 October 2017|
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Response from Greg J | Reviewed this property |
$30 for adults, not sure of the price for children. Military receives a 50 percent discount and there are coupons available all over town for reduced admission.
8 October 2017|
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Response from Leezah62 | Reviewed this property |
There is a glass bottom boat and it does cost extra $9.95 for 20 minutes max gliding along the top of the shark tank. Not worth it. You can see the same thing walking around the tank.
5 October 2017|
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Response from makeupmafiafx | Reviewed this property |
Thursday for sure