Ripley's Penguin Playhouse

88 River Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-8808

Voted best place to see penguins by USA Today! View Penguins from above and below the water in this unique exhibit. Experience penguins swimming up-close and all around as you crawl through clear underwater tunnels and pop-up on penguin beach!

View penguins from above and below the water in this unique and interactive exhibit.  Experience penguins swimming around you as you crawl through clear underwater tunnels. Pop up on the penguins’ private beach and get nose-to-beak. Want a Unique Experience? Enjoy a Penguin Encounter and Penguin Painting Experience!  Fun-Filled family experience and MORE!

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

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.