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waterfall at ripleys-aquarium

The ocean – another world all its own!  Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg brings the land of the sea to us in ways that are unimaginable! Observe over 10,000 exotic sea creatures with more than 350 different species!

 The first time I saw the penguins was when my nephew Adam was working as photography manager at Ripleys Aquarium.   A friend and I stopped by unexpectedly one evening to say “hello.”  Immediately, he asked if we had seen the Penguins.  When we replied “no” we were not allowed to leave until we visited their lagoon!  

The whole family will enjoy Penguin Playhouse!  The Penguins are all so adorable!

ripleys-aquarium pengins

These little guys love company!  Let them entertain you for hours by watching them inside their amazing indoor/outdoor habitat! 

ripleys-aquarium has exciting things to do

One of my favorite exhibits is “Touch A Ray Bay!”  This is a shallow lagoon where the Stingray lives!  It’s amazing to watch as they glide by!  But for me, it was most exciting to actually touch one!  

come see a shark at ripleys-aquarium

The most popular attraction at Ripley’s Aquarium Gatlinburg, of course, is the sharks!  Everybody is astonished when they see these huge, monstrous fish swimming around them and over their heads!  Be surrounded by sharks and hundreds of other fish species as you travel through this one-of-a-kind tunnel. 

penguins are a favorite ripleys-aquarium attraction
you are free to roam around ripleys-aquarium penguin denPenguin Playhouse

Enjoy live shows, and special events like the Penguin Experience, or the Mermaid Experience. Choose camps for families, or sleep with sharks!  

ripleys aquarium has dinasours

Are you ready for the dinosaurs?  This exciting exhibit makes you feel as though you've walked straight into Jurassic Park!  These creatures move around, so be careful not to get in the way!  As you can see, I think I'm into some trouble here!! 

touch a stingray in ripleys-aquarium stingray bayStingray Bay

Explore the beauty of the underworld by taking  a virtual tour.  We’ll start with the Tropical Rain-forest.  This waterfall-like display is home to over 2,000 species of tropical fish.  

The perfect place for a wedding - Ripleys Aquarium!

getting married at ripleys-aquarium is a special treat

 It's one of the most unique places in the Great Smoky Mountains to be married!  Plan a beautiful wedding complete with catering and banquet services.  If you so desire, make your wedding even more special by inviting a live penguin to the festivities!

sing happy birthday at ripleys-aquarium

It’s also a great place to celebrate birthday parties, have catered events, and corporate meetings!  School groups are most certainly welcome!  

ripleys-aquarium knows where the sharks areOverhead Aquarium

Have fun with a special occasion, or bring the family for a day of fun!  Either way, you’ll have an exciting time visiting Ripleys Aquarium in Gatlinburg.

For more information, or set up a special event call toll free- 1-888-240-1358.

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