Ripley's Aquarium Of The SmokiesCurrently Closed
- Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8654308808
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies - Review
Watch penguins frolicking in their habitat. Discover freshwater stingrays, cardinal tetras, and four-eyed fish. The anableps (four-eyed fish) of South America is the only animal in the world equipped with bifocals! Its eyes are divided horizontally into two sections, one above the water, one below. The anableps can hunt for food while keeping a lookout for predators. There are poison dart frogs, zebra cichlids, armoured catfish, mudskippers and green iguanas in the tropical rainforest. Explore this and more at the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
At the Gallery of The Seas find octopus, sea stars, corals and jellies, animals with wonderful colours and captivating movements. Follow the other visitors and head off to Nature’s Kaleidoscope. Lookout for hundreds of the world’s most effervescent fish darting to and fro. The bright colours of the rainbow are found here. The species are from the waters of the Indo-Pacific and include tangs, damsels, angels and butterflies. In the Ocean Realm you will see fish which burrows in the sand and pebbles and barely leave their homes. Inch through tunnels and look at penguins in their huge indoor and outdoor habitat. View penguins from above and below the water in this exclusive display.
Go to Touch a Ray Bay. In this shallow lagoon guests can reach out and touch rays as they glide by. Their skin is smooth and touching them will not hurt you or the rays. Explore the Sting Ray Bay. Sashaying through the water are Stingrays, tender and demonstrative creatures. In their natural habitat, these animals are shy and cautious and stay buried in the sand. Here they love all the attention they get from the divers. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies provides a unique variety of educational programs on the ocean environment and marine life.
Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies Information
- Check their website for ticket pricing and buy online to avoid a queue.
- There is quite a bit of walking, but there are benches placed throughout the facility.
- Be sure to visit the Cargo Hold Gift Shop for souvenirs.
- Have a quick bite to eat at the Feeding Frenzy which overlooks the Stingray Bay.
- Educators are on hand to assure the safety of both children and rays.
- They answer any questions regarding these unusual creatures.
- Additional specialized programs are also available for students, teachers, and other social groups.
Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies Ticket Prices
- Each attraction has a different ticket pricing.
Restaurants Near Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies
- Baskin Robbins Ice Cream & Yogurt: Dessert
- No Way Jose's: Mexican
- Black Bear Tea: Cafe
- Subway: Sandwiches
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95% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
58.98% of people start their Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies
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Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies, Gatlinburg Reviews
My husband and I had a great time here! There’s so much to see and some fun things to do inside as well. We can’t wait to take our kids! If you live close or are staying a week , buy the Ripley’s Fun Pass for your family and go to all the Ripley’s attractions as many times as you want for the entire year!
We had a blast here! There were so many unique and interesting items to see and learn about. The text that is available to read next to the items is the perfect length-not too long and not too short. There is a good amount of interactive materials and a decent amount of photo opportunities. When I first entered this odditorium, I wasn't in the best mood but after a couple minutes of being in here I was enjoying myself and in a much better mood. This place is a lot of fun and a great attraction for Gatlinburg!
I enjoyed it in the past but the remodeling was excellent. It seems so much cleaner and it has a whole lot of interactive exhibits. My two young children really enjoyed it. My 11 year old girl didn't like it before and had her mind set on hating whatever we did but I do believe she would like it if she gave it a chance. It is a great way to spend about 3 hours in my eyes.
Great place! Even better since renovations. Tons to do and great for all ages. If you live in the area it's worth getting the Ripley's passes so you can pay one payment and do all the Ripley's attractions anytime you want.
Ripley's Believe It or Not is a more whimsical Museum. They make 'odd' entertaining to learn about. There is so much to see in many nooks and crannies throughout the Museum. It is a wonderful family destination.