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“Kids Loved it!”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 121 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We took our kids here and they had an amazing time. They loved the aquarium, playground and just when they though it was over the pigeons on the way out.

Thank amyfl2016
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We have been to aquarium before and come every 4 years. We were excited to see the Shipwrecked display. Upon getting to it, we were a little disappointed in it and thought there’d be more displays of artifacts or replica artifacts. Jellyfish touch station was cool to do. Seeing the shark tank and walking underneath is always the best part of the visit. It was very busy. First coming in to initial display is congested and frustrating to navigate when busy. We recommend visiting, and doing a package if you do other Ripley’s things for best deal. We wish the Believe It or Not was open and would have done it too.

Thank Brenda L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This aquarium has plenty to offer the kids. Great sights to see along with games or interactive activities. My kids love the tunnel, they like to watch the fish swim above. Especially the shark! We haven't done the glass bottom boat yet but it's on the list for next time.

Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we went during spring break and the place was jam packed, which made it difficult to see many of the exhibits. Definitely get your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines at the ticket counter. The food court food was surprisingly good and fast but there is not a lot of seating.

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nice variety of displays, but the price point seemed off a bit. 140 bucks for three adults and a child, took about two hours to do the whole thing.

Thank fgtrdgjk
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