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Voted Best U.S. Aquarium by USA Today and One of the Top 5 Aquariums in the USA & the World by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice! Explore the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the State-of-the-Art Clear Underwater Tunnels throughout! An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet!

Explore the lush, unique and beautiful worlds of the Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm, Coral Reef, and Gallery of the Seas, and the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel in Shark Lagoon. See hourly live dive shows! Pet jellyfish and stingrays in the Discovery Center and Touch-A-Ray Bay.  Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins’ private beach and get nose-to-beak in Penguin Playhouse, voted by USA Today Travel 10Best list as one of the best places to see penguins in the world

Want a Unique Experience? Enjoy a Penguin Encounter, Penguin Painting, Educational Programs, Sleeping With the Sharks, Family Edition Sleepovers, and themed Birthday Parties! Fun-Filled family experience and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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Amazing Views from Under the Surface!
See Sharks & Our Green Sea Turtle!
Get Nose-to-Beak with our African Blackfooted Penguins!
See Beautiful, Colorful Coral Reef!
See Stingray Bay below the Surface!
See our African Blackfooted Penguins!
Interactive Fun!
Touch-A-Ray Bay!
Dive Shows in Coral Reef and Stingray Bay!
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies


88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


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Admission Rates

Adults (12 and up): $37.99 + tax
Children (6 - 11) $19.99 + tax
Children (2 - 5) $9.99 + tax
Children under 2 are free.


Open year round.
9:00 am to 9:00 pm Daily

Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Active Military
  • AARP Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Local Resident Discount
  • AAA Discount
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