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 Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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!
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.Exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium Include:
- Tropical RainForest
- Ocean Realm
- Systems Control
- Coral Reef
- Shark Lagoon
- Discovery Center
- Gallery of the Seas
- Stingray Bay
- Touch a Ray Bay
- Penguin Playhouse