Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN

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Ripley's Aquarium is literally busting with 10,000 sea creatures comprising of more than 350 individual species. Unbelievably, there are more fish in the aquarium than people that live in Gatlinburg. Although hundreds of miles from the ocean, Ripley's Aquarium is America's Most Fun Aquarium.

If you want a rafting adventure that's a little more low key, Rafting in the Smokies also offers a regular Float Trip on the Lower Pigeon. The rapids on this trip stay around classes 1 and 2, but you still get a guide to help you navigate the 6 mile journey. This is a good choice if you're traveling with younger children (ages 3+).

Besides the 1.4 million gallons of water at Ripley's Aquarium, this aquarium offers a gift shop and a place that you can eat some great food. Banquets are available.

Available Attractions

  • Tropical Rainforest
  • Ocean Realm
  • Coral Reef
  • Shark Lagoon
  • Discovery Center
  • Gallery of the Seas
  • Stingray Bay
  • Touch-A-Ray Bay
  • and more...


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With so many things to experience at Ripley's Aquarium in the Smokies, located at traffic light 5 in Gatlinburg TN, you will never be bored and there are hundreds of things to see as a youngster or an adult. Their normal hours are Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 9:00PM. On Friday and Saturday their hours are 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

The cost of tickets at Ripley's Aquarium in the Smokies is very cost effective and reasonable. You can purchase any of the Ripley's tickets online 24/7, where they are usually $2 cheaper per ticket. Be sure to check out the combo deals if you plan on visiting more than one Ripley's attraction.