Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies: Traveling on moving glide paths, visitors enter the ocean realm and come face to face with thousands of fascinating fishes and menacing sea creatures, everything from barracudas, to rays, to jellyfish, octopi, moray eels and giant sharks! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, is literally teeming with life – over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species.
There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a world-class aquarium with 1.4 million gallons of spectacular FUN! Voted one of the top 5 Aquariums in the USA & the World! Aquarium features 12-foot Sharks, Giant Sea Turtle, Stingrays, Penguin Playhouse, State-of-the-Art Underwater Tunnels, and thousands of Exotic Sea Creatures. Enjoy Diving and Feeding Shows. Quick-service Eatery and Award-winning Gift Shop on site. Open 365 Days a Year. Exciting New Exhibits Every Year! Self-Guided Tour.
Meet the Aquarium’s most adorable creatures Face-to-Beak! Interact with one of the playful penguins from the state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor habitat! Have you ever wished you could interact with stingrays? This unique experience takes you into Touch-A-Ray Bay where you will get up close and personal with our stingrays!
Meeting/pick-up point: Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
Start/opening time: January and February: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm. Friday and Sunday from 9am to 10pm.
March 1st to Memorial day: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm. Friday to Sunday from 9am to 10pm.
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 10pm. Friday to Sunday from 9am to 11pm.
Labor Day to New Year's Day: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm. Friday to Sunday from 9am to 10pm.