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“Very impressive!”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #3 of 113 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, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 9 March 2012

I loved this aquarium! I thought it was very nice and open. It had plenty of different types of fish and other sea creatures. My favorite part was riding through the moving under dome that everything is above you! Absolutely awesome!

Thank Robjampal
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Only been to a couple different aquariums but this is the nicest one. Very open so it dont feel crowded and knowledgable staff.

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

really enjoyed this attraction a must DO in gatlinburg graet for all ages

Thank jerry0000
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

My favorite part is looking up at the sharks in the tunnel. There is a small sign that shows where the shark attacked the glass and make a teeth mark. My son thought that was so cool. I liked that we were able to reach in and touch the string ways. Our kids liked every part of this place. I would suggest this to families to visit.

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We stoped in Gatl;inbug for one night and decided to give the aquarium a try. We were humbled at first the generous military discount they offered( hubby is NG active duty). Then we were astounded at the shark display, sting ray hands on exhibit and huge tanks you could walk under to view all kinds of different fish life. What an amazing place! We walked from our hotel in the downtown area so the location fit right in for us and our hotel. We would highly recommend a visit. Our girls were 8 and 11 and got so much out of it in just a few hours. Best of all was the penguin exhibit where our girls got to climb in clear acrylic tubes and join the penguins in their exhibit up close and personal.

Thank khnluv
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