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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | (865) 430-8808 | ripleyaquariums.com

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Overview

At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Marvel at every creature of the ocean without getting wet! From playful penguins to fierce-looking sharks, this amazing aquatic world is educational and fun… the highlight of downtown Gatlinburg.

A full day of fun is just a short walk or trolley ride away. Explore all the areas in the aquarium including Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm, Systems Controls, Coral Reef, Shark Lagoon, Discovery Center, the Gallery of the Seas, Stingray Bay, Touch a Ray Bay and our Penguin Playhouse.

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Upcoming Events

Breakfast With A Mermaid

Jun 30, Jul 2, Jul 14, Jul 16, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 6

Have you ever wanted to hang out with a Mermaid? Now is your chance! Enjoy breakfast with our Ripley's Mermaids, and get a free special photo with a Mermaid! Enjoy your breakfas...

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Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium

May 30 - September 5

See the mermaids Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! Live Shows, Meet & Greet, and Photos are available! Swimming June and July daily beginning Memorial Day. Call for d...

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Sensory-Friendly Nights At The Aquarium

Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30

Join us for a quieter experience at Ripley's Aquarium! Several nights a year at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, they turn down the extra music and lighting to cr...

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Awards

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2018 logo

Winner

Best Indoor Attraction

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2018 logo

Winner

Best Museum

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2019 logo

Winner

Best Museum

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2020 logo

Winner

Best Indoor Attraction

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2020 logo

Winner

Best Museum

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2021 logo

Winner

Best Indoor Attraction

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2021 logo

Winner

Best Museum

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2019 logo

2nd Place

Best Overall Attraction

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2019 logo

2nd Place

Best Indoor Attraction

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2018 logo

2nd Place

Best Overall Attraction

2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice
USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice 2019

Location

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

88 River Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-8808

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