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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Tours

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Though it is hundreds of miles from the coast, this large aquarium is home to more than 10,000 sea creatures and over 350 different marine species. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies’ large size makes it a main attraction for the area, and it is said that there are more fish in the aquarium than people living in Gatlinburg.

Oceanic habitats on view include coral reefs, open seas, tropical rain forests and lagoons, while specialty animal habitats were created for sharks, rays and penguins. There is also an interactive “touch a ray” bay, a discovery center for children and a systems control tour that provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the aquarium runs Live shows featuring scuba divers and animal feedings take place daily.

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is located at 88 River Road in Gatlinburg. It is open year-round, with hours varying seasonally. The aquarium opens at 9 a.m. and generally closes between 8 and 10 p.m., depending on the day and season. Ticket prices are $26.99 for adults and $15.99 for children.
Address: 88 River Rd., Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738, USA
Hours: Year-round; hours vary seasonally
Admission: Adults $26.99, children $15.99
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The Smoky Mountains Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 30+ Attractions and Tours

The Smoky Mountains Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 30+ Attractions and Tours

Vacationing can be expensive, especially for families. This Smokey Mountains sightseeing flex pass gives you more for your money by letting you choose from three or five attractions and by helping you save up to 30% while you’re at it. Choose from 30-plus attractions such as Anakeesta, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud, and Gatlinburg Pinball Museum to make your trip your best yet.
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What are Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies hours of operation?
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies hours of operation: Year-round; hours vary seasonally. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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