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“Kids loved it”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #3 of 112 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: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Our daughter loved the aquarium, although she did get a little frightened in the underwater tunnel, we think it was the eerie music, but the fact sharks were swimming all around could have been it too! :-) We loved it! Very fun!

Thank Jason S
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Very clean and staff is friendly! Great stop for kids!!

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Small compared to Atlanta and Chattanooga aquariums. Good foot traffic pattern inside. Definitely caters to kids and families.

Thank Antonia R
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

You can look at everything at your oun pace and it has something for all ages.

Thank Amber H
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We visited the aquarium while staying at a rental cabin in Pigeon Forge. Our visit to this attraction capped off a perfect trip. We really enjoyed our time at the aquarium because there was so much to see and it was very reasonably priced. We especially liked watching the penguins. There is an area that was like walking through a giant aquarium with the marine life all around us. It was very neat to see a shark swimming above our heads! My suggestion would be to buy your tickets online and go a little early in the morning. This is what we did and other than a short wait in line it was a fantastic trip that I'm sure we'll make again. A person may also consider using the trolley instead of the paid parking.

Thank Anthony O
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