Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Explore the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close at America’s #1 Aquarium and Top Destination to See Penguins!

88 River Road
Gatlinburg , TN 37738 888-240-1358
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Explore the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close at America’s #1 Aquarium and Top Destination to See Penguins!

Address

88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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Phone

888-240-1358

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Voted One of the Top 5 Aquariums in the USA & the world by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice! Explore the amazing aquatic world up-close! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the state-of-the-art clear underwater tunnels throughout! An ultimate underwater experience without being wet!

Explore the lush, unique and beautiful worlds of the tropical rainforest, ocean realm, coral reef, and gallery of the seas, and the best shark exhibit in the most spectacular underwater tunnel in Shark Lagoon. Enjoy entertaining dive and feeding shows in Coral Reef, Stingray Bay and Penguin Playhouse.  Pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays in the Discovery Center and Touch-A-Ray Bay.  Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins’ private beach and get nose-to-beak in Penguin Playhouse, voted by USA Today Travel 10 Best List as one of the best places to see penguins in the world!

Want a unique experience? Experience sleeping with the sharks, behind the scenes tours, educational programs, splashing with the stingrays, penguin encounter and painting programs! Fun-filled family experience and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Hours:
January – February
Monday – Thursday » 9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday – Sunday » 9:00am to 10:00pm

March – Memorial Day
Monday – Thursday » 9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – Sunday » 9:00am to 10:00pm

Memorial – Labor Day
Monday – Thursday » 9:00am to 10:00pm
Friday – Sunday » 9:00am to 11:00pm

Labor Day – New Year’s Day
Monday – Thursday » 9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – Sunday » 9:00am to 10:00pm

10% Off Retail Merchandise, Food & Beverage and Photo Port!


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Free Shark Tooth Necklace with Regular Admission!


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