Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies welcomes you to our 1.4 million gallon world-class aquarium featuring twelve-foot sharks and over 10,000 exotic sea creatures from around the world. You will experience piranhas in TROPICAL RAIN FOREST, discover colorful indo-pacific fish in CORAL REEF, travel through the world's longest underwater aquarium tunnel on a 345 foot glide path through SHARK LAGOON. Hold a horseshoe crab in DISCOVERY CENTER, meet a giant Pacific octopus in GALLERY OF THE SEAS, touch a sting ray at TOUCH A RAY BAY, sit in one of two classrooms for a presentation, see one of our hourly dive shows, plus much more. You can catch a quick meal in our FEEDING FRENZY fast food restaurant or enjoy the old-time country buffet in the VERANDA RESTAURANT as you dine inside or on the patio by the river. Be sure to visit our CARGO HOLD GIFT SHOP which features marine gifts from around the world, as well as, the work of local artisans.
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is expected to attract more than one and a half million visitors to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains each year. The aquarium is open 365 days a year.