Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies
Voted Best U.S. Aquarium by USA Today Readers, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a must-see. Marvel at 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins in state-of-the-art tunnels and 340-foot-long glide path deep beneath the water! Visitors can touch Horseshoe Crabs, Jellyfish, and Stingrays! The Aquarium offers hourly dive and feeding Shows. Mermaid sightings are a daily occurrence in June and July.
For a more in-depth experience, Aquarium staff offer a variety of educational opportunities. Experience Sleeping with the Sharks, Behind the Scenes Tours, educational programs, Splashing With the Stingrays, Penguin Encounter, and Painting programs! The Aquarium is open 365 days a year.
88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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