An award-winning and top-rated aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies offers a variety of interactive experiences and exhibits that showcase the many thousands of exotic sea creatures that call this venue home. Guests can touch real stingrays, travel along a 340-foot moving glidepath beneath a sea of sharks, paint a piece of artwork with penguins, and much more.
|from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts|
Good To Know
|from Joan, our Gatlinburg Market Manager|
Little expensive but what isn't in Gatlinburg. Our kids 2 through 6 years old loved every bit of it. Best attractions were being able to touch a real horseshoe crab and pet a jellyfish. Plus the underwater tunnel with a huge amount of sharks swimming all around you.
I love Ripley's Aquarium it's always nice to visit it is well set up and you can spend as much time as you like there, if you are there go ahead and get the ultimate pass it around $99 dollars a person but you get unlimited passes to all of Ripley's attractions for a year from the date purchased I mean mini golf is like $16 ea so if you going to be there awhile or will be coming back with in the year it's a good deal.
Crown Point, Indiana
Kids really enjoyed it... parents were entertained too! The shark tunnel was amazing, and the kids really enjoyed touching horseshoe crabs and jellyfish, along with the penguins.
Raleigh, North Carolina
So much fun! Beautiful exhibits! Very interactive. The kids (and adults) lived the jelly fish touch tank!😊😊😊😊🐠🐟🐡🐬🐳
|Attractions||Hotels & Lodging|
Can I leave and revisit the same day?
Sorry, the tickets are good for one-time admission to the aquarium.
How long does it take to tour the attraction?
We recommend allowing 2 hours or more to tour the aquarium.
Where can I park?
There are various parking areas nearby in Gatlinburg. There is a City owned parking garage directly behind the Aquarium. The City charges a maximum of $6 per day.
Do you have stroller rentals? Are strollers allowed?
The aquarium is stroller friendly. Strollers can be rented at guest services for $3.
Do you allow pets?
Only service animals are allowed.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, you can take pictures and or take video to share with your friends.
Is the aquarium wheelchair accessible?
Yes it is, we also offer wheelchairs available at guest services.
Are any of the Unique Experiences included with the admission ticket?
No, that costs extra. If you are looking to Splash with the Stingrays or participate in the Penguin Encounter or any other special tours, you can call the aquarium directly for an additional fee.
Are You Sure?
Cancel this item from your order.
Are you sure you want to cancel this item?
Please note, credits resulting from cancellation will remain on your account for 24 hours in the event you want to rebook. After that time, Reserve Direct will issue a refund to your original form of payment. The bank processing time can take from 5-10 business days before the refund appears.