Beginning of main content

Change your Search

Amazing! 4.8/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 13 Expedia Verified Reviews

Embark on a hands-on aquatic adventure with the 10,000 marine critters that call Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies home. Watch the underwater antics of exotic sea creatures up-close, scoping out playful penguins, graceful manta rays, balletic jellyfish, and majestic sharks.

Make your way to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and head inside to travel under the sea in a series of captivating themed zones and realistic habitats. At the Discovery Center, visitors of all ages can experience the thrill of holding horseshoe crabs, and you can touch the smooth top-side of a stingray as it glides through the shallows Touch-A-Ray Bay.

Journey to the depths of the Ocean Realm, and step into a clear glass tunnel in the Shark Lagoon to marvel at green sea turtles, giant stingrays, and huge sharks up to 12 feet (3 m) long. Spot snapping piranhas and bright blue poisonous dart frogs in the Tropical Rainforest, and check out brightly hued clownfish darting in and out of colorful plants in the Coral Reef. Watch intelligent octopus exploring their habitats in the Gallery of the Seas, and then make your way to the Penguin Playhouse to come nose-to-nose with these tiny, tuxedoed flightless birds.

If you'd like to upgrade your experience, purchase a combination ticket that grants you admission to other great Gatlinburg attractions, entertaining family members of all ages at spots like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Haunted Adventure, Moving Theater, Mirror Maze, Old Mac or Davy Crockett Mini Golf, and the Guinness World Records Museum.

Embark on a hands-on aquatic adventure with the 10,000 marine critters that call Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies home. Watch the underwater antics of exotic sea creatures up-close, scoping out playful penguins, graceful manta rays, balletic jellyfish, and majestic sharks.

Make your way to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and head inside to travel under the sea in a series of captivating themed zones and realistic habitats. At the Discovery Center, visitors of all ages can experience the thrill of holding horseshoe crabs, and you can touch the smooth top-side of a stingray as it glides through the shallows Touch-A-Ray Bay.

Journey to the depths of the Ocean Realm, and step into a clear glass tunnel in the Shark Lagoon to marvel at green sea turtles, giant stingrays, and huge sharks up to 12 feet (3 m) long. Spot snapping piranhas and bright blue poisonous dart frogs in the Tropical Rainforest, and check out brightly hued clownfish darting in and out of colorful plants in the Coral Reef. Watch intelligent octopus exploring their habitats in the Gallery of the Seas, and then make your way to the Penguin Playhouse to come nose-to-nose with these tiny, tuxedoed flightless birds.

If you'd like to upgrade your experience, purchase a combination ticket that grants you admission to other great Gatlinburg attractions, entertaining family members of all ages at spots like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Haunted Adventure, Moving Theater, Mirror Maze, Old Mac or Davy Crockett Mini Golf, and the Guinness World Records Museum.

Show less

Check Availability

Admission

Duration 5h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Select this option for admission to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
There are errors on the form.

Please fix the following errors to continue:

per adult
$33.51

Total price is $33.51, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Ripley's Aquarium plus Choice of 2 Attractions

Duration 6h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Select the combination ticket and get 1 Aquarium Pass and a pass to your choice of 2 of the following attractions: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Haunted Adventure, Moving Theater, Mirror Maze, Old Mac or Davy Crockett Mini Golf, and the Guinness World Records Museum.
There are errors on the form.

Please fix the following errors to continue:

per adult
$44.67

Total price is $44.67, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Ripley's Aquarium plus Choice of 3 Attractions

Duration 6h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Select the combination ticket and get 1 Aquarium Pass and a pass to your choice of 3 of the following attractions: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Haunted Adventure, Moving Theater, Mirror Maze, Old Mac or Davy Crockett Mini Golf, and the Guinness World Records Museum.
There are errors on the form.

Please fix the following errors to continue:

per adult
$54.71

Total price is $54.71, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies with Multiple Attraction Options

Activity/Location

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

88 River Road

Gatlinburg 37738

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

    88 River Road

    Gatlinburg 37738


Highlights

  • Aquarium with 10,000 creatures & 650 species of marine life

  • Hands-on touch pools filled with gentle rays & crawly crabs

  • Views of sharks & turtles through an underwater glass tunnel

  • Up-close look at playful penguins & colorful scorpion fish

  • Themed habitat zones like Tropical Rainforest & Coral Reef


Inclusions

  • Admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies


Exclusions

  • Behind-the-scenes tour and animal encounters


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • The aquarium is wheelchair accessible; wheelchairs are available at Guest Services.

  • The aquarium opens at 9 AM daily and closes at 8 PM, 9 PM, 10 PM, or 11 PM depending on the time of year; please check before you go.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, 88 River Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738, United States

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies with Multiple Attraction Options ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5