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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies welcomes you to experience the wonders of the ocean up close and personal!

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies logo

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies welcomes you to experience the wonders of the ocean up close and personal!

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Penguin Playhouse

Penguin Playhouse

Get up close and personal with these beautiful and undeniably cute creatures like never before! You can view our feathered friends from above or below the water and even pop up on the penguins’ private beach to get nose-to-beak with these curious creatures in this uniquely interactive exhibit!

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Penguin Playhouse

Penguin Playhouse

Get up close and personal with these beautiful and undeniably cute creatures like never before! You can view our feathered friends from above or below the water and even pop up on the penguins’ private beach to get nose-to-beak with these curious creatures in this uniquely interactive exhibit!

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Shark Tunnel

Shark Lagoon

Experience all the beauty and danger the ocean has to offer as you glide through Shark Lagoon. Filled with thousands of fish of every shape and size — including some fierce and toothy sharks — Shark Lagoon is one of the Aquarium’s most popular exhibits and for good reason. You have never seen the ocean quite like this!

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Shark Tunnel

Shark Lagoon

Experience all the beauty and danger the ocean has to offer as you glide through Shark Lagoon. Filled with thousands of fish of every shape and size — including some fierce and toothy sharks — Shark Lagoon is one of the Aquarium’s most popular exhibits and for good reason. You have never seen the ocean quite like this!

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

Exciting Experiences

We bring the ocean to you with a wide selection of experiences at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Meet the residents of Penguin Playhouse, touch the stars of Ray Bay, and take to the seas aboard Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure! The entire Aquarium is full of interactive experiences for all ages, not to mention the myriad of special events held throughout the year!

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

Exciting Experiences

We bring the ocean to you with a wide selection of experiences at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Meet the residents of Penguin Playhouse, touch the stars of Ray Bay, and take to the seas aboard Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure! The entire Aquarium is full of interactive experiences for all ages, not to mention the myriad of special events held throughout the year!

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Sea For Yourself

ADDRESS + HOURS

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF THE SMOKIES
88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

MONDAYS – THURSDAYS: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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