Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies

88 River Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738-

(865) 430-8808

Toll Free: 1-888-240-1358

Voted Best Aquarium in North America by USA Today! Spectacular underwater tunnel with 12-foot sharks, giant sea turtle and thousands of exotic sea creatures! Playful penguins,  touch stingrays, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish and more!

Experience Sleeping With the Sharks, Behind the Scenes Tours, Educational Programs, Splashing With the Stingrays, Penguin Encounter and Painting programs! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins as you enjoy the Most Spectacular, State-of-the-Art Underwater Tunnels! Touch Horseshoe Crabs, Jellyfish & Stingrays! Play in the New 3-Story Discovery Treehouse & Play Center! Experience a ride over Shark Lagoon in the New Glass Bottom Boat! Family Fun, Interactive, and much, much more! Open 365 days a year.

Memorial-Labor Day
Mon-Thur » 9:00am to 10:00pm
Fri-Sun » 9:00am to 11:00pm

Labor Day – New Year’s Day
Mon-Thur » 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri-Sun » 9:00am to 10:00pm

  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Located Downtown
  • Senior Discount
  • Buy Tickets online
  • Gift Shop
  • Fun for Everyone
  • Military Discount
  • Tours available
  • Group Rates available
  • Fun For Little Ones
  • Indoors
  • Open year-round
  • AAA Discount

Gatlinburg’s wide variety of attractions have visitors coming back, year after year. No matter your age or what you like to do, there’s something for every member of your family in Gatlinburg. Whether you want to hike through the mountains, pitch a tent in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ride the Aerial Tramway or hang out downtown, Gatlinburg is your perfect travel destination.