March 20, 2019

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Welcome to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Downtown Gatlinburg

This small anchor themed aquarium welcomes you to the attraction

Heading into our first room - the Tropical Rainforest

 Red Bellied Piranha

 Freshwater Stingrays and Red Hook Fish

Electric Eel

Green Iguana

Poison Dart Frog

The next room is the Ocean Realm

Sea Nettles

Moon Jellies


Razor Fish

I thought this guy was so chill.

 Silver Arawana

Pot-bellied Seahorse

The largest exhibit is the Shark Lagoon which features an underwater-viewing tube


Sand Tiger Shark

Giant Ray


French Grunt

Blacktip Reef Shark

Nurse Shark

Horseshoe Crab Touch Pool

Moon Jelly Touch Pool

Interactive Aquariums

A large climbing structure for younger guests to explore



Giant Japanese Spider Crab


Various species of ray including Cownose, Southern and Spotted Eagle

African Penguin

This is a great aquarium and definitely worth a visit when in the Smokies.