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“Great Experience, Lots to See & Do”

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 91 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: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This Aquarium is a great place for kids, teens and adults. There is lots to see and do and it is so beautiful!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank indianacupcake
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It is a fine aquarium, but it shouldn't cost me $130-$150 for two adults and a child. It isn't THAT good.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marc P
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We stop here every year on our family spring break in Gatlinburg. It's become a tradition. See you next year!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank richTwalker
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for a family trip. Lots to do. Spent all day here. They take your pictures a couple times throughout the visit. To have them printed is a bit pricey.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Justin W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I read great reviews but was still unsure... I am now sure that this is a must especially if you have kids. We will bring the kids when we return. I thought the tunnel was going to be just a short walkthrough but I was pleasantly surprised. The gift shop was great also...I wanted to buy everything!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thill781
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