Overall enjoyed our visit but we definitely expected more. It's one of those things we can say "we've been there"! Other than that we weren't overly impressed. We've been to Ripleys Aquarium in Gatlinburg and felt that it was much better.
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compared to a lot of aquariums I've visited this one had a lot of exhibits. The tanks were a little smaller than some of the more popular aquariums, but I definitely didn't feel like I missed anything. Make sure you visit both buildings!
excellent family outing, with plenty to do in the area. I like the interaction with touch/feel, interior cleanliness, sanitary and bathroom stations.
You have the river and ocean experience. And while the river experience was awesome! The ocean definitely lacked. We started with the river experience, and spent a good amount of time. Everything was awake and moving around, it was very enjoyable! The ocean experience had...More
We live in Gatlinburg, so we have the Ripleys aquarium nearby, so that is our normal Go to. We planned a weekend birthday trip around coming to the aquarium as my wife has never been. In my mind, I've always been kinda 'meh' about the...More
Did the saltwater side first, as I love sea turtles. The staff was very knowledgeable and shared information regarding Stuy, Oscar the male turtles. Can't remember the female ones name. It was an enjoyable experience. The freshwater side too was very informative. We enjoyed the...More