Explore The Aquarium
World Class Family Entertainment
Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies® is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures are comprised of more than 350 individual species.
There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg.
Although Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around makes the town of Gatlinburg a “natural” location for a world-class aquarium, voted America’s #1 aquarium by TripAdvisor!
Take a Tour of the Aquarium
Imagine you are on an expedition with Robert Ripley exploring a lush and colorful equatorial rainforest.
GALLERY OF THE SEAS
A collection of delicate undersea life such as Pacific Giant Octopus, sea anemones, living corals, jellies.
The bright colors of the rainbow are found underwater in the Indo-Pacific coral reef.
A collection of delicate undersea life such as Pacific Giant Octopus, sea anemones, living corals.
Take a look at the awesome systems that run the aquarium and keep all the animals alive.
Filled with thousands of fish of every shape and size, this is our largest and most popular exhibit.
Enjoy this playful colony of African Blackfooted Penguins in their new state-of-the-art habitat.
TOUCH A RAY BAY
In this shallow lagoon patrons can reach out and touch rays as they glide by.
Gliding through the water like majestic birds, the rays on display in Ray Bay, are gentle creatures.
Guests experience the thrill of holding horseshoe crabs at The Sea-For-Yourself Discovery Center.