Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Aquarium, Zoo, Museum
​​88 River Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-8808
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 9:00pm



  • Pet a sting ray!
  • Check out the Shark lagoon where sharks swim right over your head!
  • Smells like fish
  • If you are here around lunchtime, the Feeding Frenzy cafeteria serves pretty good food (nothing special). Adult combos are about $10 after tax, kids meals are about $6.75.
  • Great way to spend an afternoon, check in on Yelp too and you get a free shark tooth necklace from the gift shop.
  • This is one of the nicer aquariums that I have encountered. Lots hands on fish touching and the best poison dart frog exhibit I have seen.
  • This place is awesome. Check out the escalator that takes you through the tank where the sharks swim above you. Its awesome
  • My 3 year old son loved it!
  • Good place to take the kids & family. Live feeding show every hour.
  • Awesome! Very entertaining and lots to see.
  • It was amazing! I love aquariums & this was by far the best!
  • Expensive, but it is a great aquarium. It has the best shark exhibit I have ever seen!
  • Had a nice time especially being military it was 4.99 to get it!! Regular fee is 24.99.
  • Great underwater tunnel, plenty of big sharks and Sawfish. Good afternoons viewing, $25+tax for adults. Plenty of coupons available if you get them ahead of time.
  • Fascinating place, only two bad things. Not enough parking and parents who can't control their kids.
  • The penguins are here! Go see them, you won't regret it!
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing shark walkway...with the music, sharks, and slow moving walkway, it feels a bit surreal.
  • Eat at No Way Jose's across the street and walk it off here.
  • Best Aquarium in the U.S.!
  • To get the best photos, turn off your flash. Otherwise you'll see it reflected in every shot.

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