Ripley’s has 8 attractions in the Smoky Mountains. Each and every attraction is full of fun for both kids and adults. Right on the front of the building it says “Best Aquarium in the U.S.” and I promise you that they aren’t lying.
The aquarium also features a 4-story play structure for the kids and touch tanks allowing you to get up close and personal with jelly fish, sting rays, and crabs. The aquarium also has a very unique shark lagoon tunnel. You’ll have the chance to see snappers, tarpons, squirrelfish, a green sea turtle, giant stingrays and more! And, or course, you’ll come face-to-face with giant sharks.
The Gatlinburg aquarium is home to more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures. It’s no surprise that it’s been voted the best aquarium in the country! It’s a popular attraction for everyone who visits the area, not just families. All the visitors love being able to see and interact with all their favorite animals. Not only can you do all the fun things listed above when you visit, but you can also attend popular events throughout the year, like Breakfast with a Mermaid or the Penguin Feeding show. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is located at 88 River Rd. Gatlinburg, TN. You won’t have trouble finding it while you’re in Gatlinburg!