Your outpouring of support humbles us in the wake of the tragic Tennessee wildfires.

We would like to take this time to thank all the First Responders and Law Enforcement Officers who have been working around the clock to keep our community safe.

We have received messages from all over the world asking how to help.

Emergency teams are on site taking care of immediate needs. We are asking you to mail us a letter of support or to share your story to help bring smiles to Gatlinburg.

You can send your notes to:
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Attn: Share your Story
88 River Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

We will be displaying the letters on a special exhibit wall inside our Aquarium.

We are Tennesseans. We endure and we go on. 


Ryan DeSear | Regional Manager
General Manager | Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies