Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Spend a Day With Marine Creatures

Visit the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies for an exciting experience with the creatures of the sea. Take a walk in the underwater tunnel and get a chance to see snappers, tarpons, squirrelfish, a green sea turtle, giant stingrays, and more marine aquatics.

Experience a Splash with Stingrays where you can interact one-on-one with rays. See all the sea animals swimming below you as you venture into the middle of Shark Lagoon in a glass-bottom boat. The Gatlinburg aquarium, voted the best aquarium in the country, is home to more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures, which you can see and touch. You can also interact with penguins in their indoor and outdoor habitats.


Open all days - 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


  • 5D Movie Theatre
  • Haunted Adventure
  • Super Fun Zone
  • Marvelous Mirror Maze


  • Sleep with the Sharks - Family
  • Curious Campout - Family Sleepover
  • Sensory Friendly Nights