Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN
88 River Road • Gatlinburg, TN 37738
An award-winning and top-rated aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies offers a variety of interactive experiences and exhibits that showcase the many thousands of exotic sea creatures that call this venue home. Guests can touch real stingrays, travel along a 340-foot moving glidepath beneath a sea of sharks, paint a piece of artwork with penguins, and much more.
Loved the shark tunnel and penguin exhibit! The new Pearl Harbor exhibit is nicely done and very informative.
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How long does it take to tour the attraction?
We recommend allowing 2 hours or more to tour the aquarium.
Where can I park?
There are various parking areas nearby in Gatlinburg. There is a City owned parking garage directly behind the Aquarium. The City charges a maximum of $8 per day.
Do you allow pets?
Only service animals per ADA specifications.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes. Feel free to take pictures and shoot video and share with your friends and family.
Is the aquarium wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Aquarium is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Wheelchairs are also available at Guest Services.
Do you have stroller rentals? Are strollers allowed?
The aquarium is stroller friendly. Strollers can be rented at guest services for $3.
Can I leave and revisit the same day?
Sorry, the tickets are good for one-time admission to the aquarium.
Are any of the Unique Experiences included with the admission ticket?
No, those cost extra. If you are looking to Splash with the Stingrays or participate in other special tours, contact the Aquarium directly.