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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
| +1 888-240-1358
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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Gatlinburg Tennessee United States

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Fri - Sun 9am - 10pm
Mon - Thur 9am - 9pm

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

A jewel in the Ripley’s empire of attractions, the multi-level Aquarium of the Smokies features several enormous tanks filled with more than 350 species of aquatic life. A highlight is the 340-foot-long tunnel through one of the largest tanks, which offers visitors a unique vantage of sharks gliding overhead, sea turtles paddling by, colorful jellyfish hovering in the water, and rays swimming in formation like a squadron of jets. Kids will also love the Penguin Playhouse, where they can crawl through tunnels on the penguins’ private beach to get a closer look, as well as ticketed experiences like glass-bottom boat tours and on-site sleepovers.