Whether you are planning a family vacation to Gatlinburg or a romantic getaway, you are going to want to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Boasting two levels filled with some of the most unusual, eye-popping aquatic life you’ll ever see, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies brings you face-to-face with exactly the kind of awe-inspiring creatures you’d read about in a Believe It or Not! book.
Not Your Typical Aquarium
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a true treat to visit because it offers a close-up look at some of the most unusual sea creatures on the planet. From the four-eyed Anableps that literally have eyes in the back of their head, to the stunning colors of the Weedy Scorpionfish and the adorable charm of the Puffer Fish, Ripley’s will delight and educate children while entertaining their parents in an display unlike any aquarium you’ve been to before.
A visit to Ripley’s isn’t passive – they want families to have a hands-on adventure when they arrive! Pay a visit to the Discovery Center, where educators will help you touch and interact with new friends like Moon Jellies and Horseshoe Crabs.
Don’t miss the fabulous Stingray Bay, where you can reach out and touch the beautiful animal. Petting the smooth body of a stingray is an experience you will never forget! There’s even penguins!
If you’d like to take your visit even further, you can also book tickets for one of the many Unusual Experiences available at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, from painting a picture with a penguin to taking a ride on a Glass Bottom Boat, where only 3 inches of glass separate you from the 12 foot sharks living below!
From mild to wild, there’s something for every age level and taste at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
If you want to make memories that will last a lifetime, I highly recommend you pay a visit to this amazing aquarium!
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