Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies, Gatlinburg
Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies, Gatlinburg - Address, Phone Number
Address: 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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About Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies, Gatlinburg
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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Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies, Gatlinburg Reviews - Write a Review
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit here! The exhibits were very interesting. If you get a chance, let the Magic Hat give you your fortune...It only costs a dollar. 😁 Also, the Odditorium gives military discounts if you have your ID. 👍 I included a few pictures from our visit.
It was fun, my kids liked it. It wasn't really worth the price is the only problem. But we enjoyed ourselves. It takes a little over an hour to get through I would say. A lot of it is just pictures and stuff on the wall but there are some fun interactive things you can do as well.
Fun. Strange. Interactive. It's a decently long tour, and there's definitely at least one thing in here for everyone. Good for groups. Good for kids and adults alike. Located in one of the most active parts of Gatlinburg. You won't be bored.
Some pretty cool displays here. Worth the money because it takes more than 45 minutes to go thru and take your time to look at everything. Worth it. Recommended it to my 20 year old brother and he loved it!
This place was worth every penny! My 6 year old daughter loved it too. There were ton of awesome things to look at. Very hands on too! 👍👍👍