Explore the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close at America's #1 Aquarium and Top Destination to See Penguins! Experience Splashing With the Stingrays, Penguin Encounter and Penguin Painting programs!
2014 New Exhibit: SLIME Things that make You say ‘EEWWW’! See Amazing Aquatic Animals and how they use Slime in Over 30 Fun, Exciting, Interactive and Educational Exhibits! • Touch Jellyfish at the Jellyfish Encounter! • Over 15 Interactives and Videos • Over 15 Aquarium Tanks featuring: African Lungfish, Hagfish. Moray Eels, Soap Fish, Parrot Fish, Discus Fish, Mud Puppy, Clownfish & Anemone, Variety of Snails, Slugs, Worms, and Many, Many More.
Marvel at 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the Most Spectacular, State-of-the-Art Underwater Tunnels throughout! Family Fun, Interactive, Dive/Feeding Shows & Much More!
Open 365 days a year. Located in downtown Gatlinburg at traffic light #5.
Ripley’s Aquarium Gatlinburg is an engaging attraction featuring numerous exhibits dedicated to “life under the sea.” With more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprised of more than 350 species, the aquarium boasts a plethora of things to see and do. There are 10 main sections of the aquarium, each one dedicated to a specific region or species of aquatic life.
When I visited the Ripley’s Aquarium I really enjoyed the Ocean section of The Living Gallery, which was home to a Pacific Giant Octopus, sea anemones, living corals, jellies and weedy sea dragons. The Coral Reef section was also beautiful, and the emperor angelfish, raccoon butterflyfish and clown triggerfish were all neat to see. The coral itself was impressive too and certainly worth a second look. The largest and most popular exhibit at the aquarium is the Shark Tank, which includes a 340-foot underwater tunnel. There is a glidepath through the tunnel, allowing for a leisurely trip where you’ll see stingrays, sawfish, tarpons, sharks, eels and more.
A Discovery Center for kids is also available. Guests can touch a horseshoe crab, learn about marine animals, test their knowledge and solve puzzles. Some of the other fun displays and exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium include Stingray Bay, Touch a Ray Bay and the Rainforest display, home to exotic creatures like cardinal tetras, four-eyed fish, poison dart frogs, zebra cichlids, armored catfish and piranhas. The newest exhibit at the aquarium attraction is the Penguin Playhouse. Home to African Blackfooted Penguins, the indoor/outdoor exhibit includes a clear underwater tunnel so that you can get up close and personal to the interesting animals.
U-Picks give you the flexibility that you seek in a vacation while saving you money compared to buying all attractions separately. The U-PICK combo includes a one day admission to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies PLUS your choice of 2 other Ripley's attractions, including Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze, Ripley's Moving Theater, Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Guinness World Records, and Ripley's Old McDonald's Farm Mini-Golf (Sevierville).
If you visit The Mirror Maze, you will have all day access. If you visit any or both miniature golf courses, you will receive 18 holes of golf. All other attractions are good for one visit.
Operation times vary per attraction, some may be weather permitting. The Haunted Adventure and Moving Theater are subject to height and/or age restrictions. Redeem the E-ticket at the Ripley's Aquarium to pick-up the other ticket options.
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee