Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies

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  • 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.

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  • Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies Contact Number: +1-8654308808
  • Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies Timing: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies: 02:30 Hrs
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Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies, Gatlinburg Reviews

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  • My children love this place. Right now it's being remodeled and I am one of the lucky ones that have gotten to help remodel it. I have gotten to help paint the whole inside. This is definitely a place you should check out.

  • For children, I think this place may be visually stimulating but for most adults it's not as exciting. My group of friends and international students weren't very moved, even though we had some mildly, short-lived entertaining moments. It's at least good to visit once just to satisfy curiosity. 3 Stars for just okay and not too expensive.

  • The complete remodel is going to make this place even more awesome! We saw most right before it's about to open again and my son LOVED it!

  • Awesome for groups. Take your time! Don't rush though this. Tons of neat exhibits and stories. Each Ripley's is unique, and this is in the top spot. I've visited many Ripley's on the east coast and this is my favorite.

  • We will Never go there !! We walked by Ripleys in Gatlinburg this week. Why all the Anti-Trump twisted statements next to his statue? Example: Trumps Inauguration was the most expensive ever. That is twisted. The price tag was only high cause of the extra Security that was needed against Anti-Trump Protestor Goons. In reality it was a low key event. I can't remember the other statements right now but it was clear they were all unfairly against our Current president.

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