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At Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, you can experience the amazing aquatic world up close. The aquarium is the #1 Aquarium in America! 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! You'll be amazed at the ultimate underwater adventures, and you don't get wet! 

Explore the lush, unique and beautiful worlds of the Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm, Coral Reef and Gallery of the Seas, and a shark exhibit in a spectacular underwater tunnel in Shark Lagoon. Enjoy entertaining dive and feeding shows in Coral Reef, Stingray Bay and Penguin Playhouse. Pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays in the Discovery Center and Touch-A-Ray Bay.  Enjoy playful African Black-footed penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins' private beach and get nose-to-beak in Penguin Playhouse, voted by USA Today Travel 10 Best List as one of the best places to see penguins in the world! 

Among the gorgeous Smoky Mountains and the charming village of Gatlinburg, you can visit some incredible attractions that will leave you astounded. Inside the Odditorium that inspired the television series—the All New Ripley's Believe It or Not!—you will be a witness to the mind-boggling, the macabre and the downright quirky. A Two-Trucked African Elephant that had 2 fully developed, use-able trunks, a Rare Albino Giraffe and many other unique animals from around the world. A Faraday Cage featuring a Tesla Coil that emit lightning. Harry Potter Inspired Dragon Made of Recycled Materials and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry made from 602,000 matchsticks. A rare shrunken torso, shrunken heads and other unusual collections in Ripley's Jungle. The New Ripley's Believe It or Not! also features a tribute gallery to the Great Smoky Mountains.

With an incredible response to the Odditorium, Ripley's expanded in Gatlinburg. You can enjoy a multidimensional theater, a state-of-the-art aquarium, a haunted factory, several arcades, miniature golf courses and a mirror maze. 

Bring your courage to Ripley's Haunted Adventure. As Ripley's says, "You're never alone in the dark!" New hauntings are frequently added to the live actors and special effects. It is fun and screams for all, in this multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art, world-class haunted attraction. 

Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf has flying pigs and 54 amazing holes of golf. You will find family fun and laughs galore in the interactive barnyard with its many water features and animated characters. And, with interactive displays, you will have a rip-roaring good time playing 36 holes at Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf. When it's time for a break, head for the Arcade with cool prizes. 

Strike a pose! Here, at Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze & Ripley's Candy Factory, it is perfectly appropriate to get lost. The fun is in finding your way out through surprising and rotating mirrors, dead ends and neverending circles. Save some time to browse and choose your favorite treats at the Candy Factory. 

After the Mirror Maze and Ripley's other stimulating attractions, you'll be ready for Ripley's Moving Theater. Feel the rush of wind and every bump, dip and turn as you "ride the movie." You will never look at movies the same after the motion simulator! 

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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies!
Voted 2017 Best U.S. Aquarium by USA Today!
All New! Ripley's Believe It or Not!
3-Stories of the Odd, Unusual & Bizarre!
Ripley's Haunted Adventure!
Gatlinburg's #1 Haunted House!
Ripley's Moving Theater!
Thrill Movies You Ride!
Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf!
Gatlinburg's Most Entertaining Mini-Golf!
Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze & Candy Factory!
Getting Lost has Never Been So Much Fun!
Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf
54-Holes of Barnyard Fun!
Guinness World Records Adventure!
Attempt to Break a World Record!
Ripley's Tennessee Attractions

Various locations on the Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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