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“Great visit”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 119 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: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a Friday morning and had a great visit. The aquarium was very clean and nicely up to date. The crowds were low so we were able to walk around at our own pace and really enjoy.

There are coupons available to save money on tickets. We would go again if we were in the area. When we arrived there weren't many people but when we left the crowds were filling in. Go in the morning for lower crowd levels.

This was one of the better aquariums we have visited.

Thank casey101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. Was a bit busy due to it being spring break but kids enjoyed the indoor play area as well as the shark lagoon tunnel. The moving path kept breaking down but didn't deter us and still cool sites. Overall would definitely go back and spend a few hours

Thank Jared S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love any and all aquariums. It’s so relaxing to watch the fish swim around. The shark tunnel is fascinating. Seeing all those predators up close ? It’s like magic. I love coming here. It is super expensive so try to find coupons if you can. The penguins are the cutest things ever

Thank aimznc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place for a family outing. My only complaint is the fact it so busy that it nearly impossible to view exhibits. If you go there I recommend planning on several hours to get the full effect. I would like to go back but never on again on a Friday.

Thank jm0nahan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place for family!! Overtime we visit the smokies, we go to the Aquarium, & the family never gets tired of it

Thank Donna S
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