Reviews of Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 | 1-800-987-9852
Average Customer Rating: 9.2 of 10 (149 Reviews)
Each time we vacation in the smokies we go to the aquarium. It is absolutely wonderful. Our children have loved it no matter how old they get. It is an enjoyment for all ages. Love the tram walk. Its a must see!!!!
-- Susan - Al
The kids loved the aquariam. Definitely a family attraction that everyone needs to see and can enjoy!
-- Joe Jayne - Paintsville, Kentucky
Great aquarium--best we have visited. The exhibits were fun, interesting, everything was perfect. We will definitely be going back to visit on our next trip to gatlinburg.
-- Mary McNairy - Athens, AL
Fantastic!! We all enjoyed our time there......Especially the grandchildren. Hank and cheryl eggart
-- Henry Eggart - Pace, Florida
We liked very much, parking was not pleasant
-- Ted Zirkle - Sutton, WV
What a great place. I would recommend it to anyone. The staff was great.
-- Opal Haverich - New London, MO
Very nice and interesting. The glass tunnel is really cool
-- James Wilson - Chesapeake Beach, MD
It was a wonderful experience.
-- Clara Cossey - Cave City, Arkansas
Very happy with vacationsmadeeasy.Com for all of thier help with our vacation. The staff was extremly helpful , courtious, and professional. Thank you so much for the staff in gatlinburg.
-- Teresa Delk - Eldorado, OH
Every thing was ok
-- Earl Koster - Kitts Hill, OH
Weather conditions, kinda hampered the day.
-- Anthony Williams - Richmond, VA
We had a great time and all i did was show the email at the box office an she gave us tickets. Saved us time and money
-- Sandra Price - Thomson, GA
It was very interesting and such a clean place.
-- Peggy Belcher - Romulus, MI
If you haven't seen it, see it, amazing
-- Ira Fink - Lexington, KY
Family-oriented highly educational.
-- Roberta McDade - Colorado Springs, CO
Fun for the whole family, you can spend hours in the aquarium and never get bored. It is truly amazing how close you can get to all the animals. Food in the cafeteria was even good.
-- Matthew Minton - Evansville, IN
I will definitely use vacations made easy again. It took the stress out of planning! Thank you
-- Judith Andrist - Evington, Virginia
Was a nice aquarium.
-- Dianna Good - Franklin, IN
Nice aquarium to visit especially with kids.
-- Kenneth Root - Pilot Grove, MO
We went at the coldest it had been to date. Everyone was trying to stay inside, so it was very very busy. Our son loved the sharks
-- Julie Cook - Valdosta, GA
Had some cool animals to look at but was not all the hype i've been told and their glass bottom boat ride was very disappointing was so not worth the money
-- Monique Thorne - Shelbyville , TN
Always fun to see the aquarium and the walk thru is unbelievable. Love the petting pool, always a highlight for my trip
-- Tammi Meinking - Xenia, OH
We had a blast. Thank you very much for making it so easy to get our tickets to the aquarium and the dixie stampede all in one stop.
-- Austin Gilkerson - Hamlin, WV
One of the best aquariums i have visited. I loved the walkway through the shark tank. Nice job on the pearl harbor exhibit as well
-- Cynthia Gauthier - Battle Creek, MI
I loved this!!!!!! This was my favorite thing to do in gatlinburg. There were lots of beautiful fish. You got very close up to great white sharks. It was fantastic!!!!!
-- Linda Peters - Miamisburg, OH
Kids loved it.
-- Robin Madison - Henderson, KENTUCKY
The aquarium was nice. Was a little disappointed that there were no dolphins. Loved watching the sharks!!!! It was a little crowded and hard to get back out. But never the less i will recommend people to come here
-- Cindy And Alfonso Castillo - Pelham alabama
This was my favorite attraction of our trip. A super aquarium!
-- Greg Mcmillen - Lima, OH
Awesome aquarium! My son and i had a blast! Well worth the time and money!
-- Amy Vaughn - Albertville, Alabama
Very nice place
-- Christie Dame - Owensboro , KY
Great place to visit. Loved the sharks and penguins.
-- Patrick Sloan - Crandall, Georgia
Loved all the exhibits! The sharks swimming above you is a sight. Fun for the kids! Only reason 4 stars instead of 5 is the food area was dirty and out off carbonated drinks. Tea was your only choice.
-- Jeny Whitfield - Greenfield, IN
-- Carrie Kirk - Rockfield, KY
-- Leoma Jones - Morrilton, AR
Thought there would be more to see. But our boys loved it.
-- Angelia Bentley - Union City, TN
Only wished we would have had our grand children with us. This place is awesome.
-- Carolyn Stringer - Milroy, PA
Didn't like the moving floor, or getting lost when trying to get out....
-- Penny Carter - Grove City, OH
-- Bryan Perren - Hattiesburg, MS
Great experience. Zipped right through with reservations through your company. No waiting. Thank you
-- Joanne Allen - Canonsburg, PA
-- Pam Silverthorne - Greenville, NC
Very nice exhibits, beautiful specimens. The tunnel and hands on exhibits were a big hit with our boys from ages 9-12.
-- Patrick McCullough - Opelika, AL
I everything was great . We loved everything except ober tram and amusement park it was hot crowded and not much air. Attractions were overpriced all other attractions were fantastic lumber jack adventure dixie stampede amazing animal show the island ferris wheel space needle and gem mining next to three bears general store were great . Overall it was a fantastic time . Definitely las vegas for kids.
-- Cheryl Clay - Amelia, VA
We enjoyed the aquarium it was fun and kids loved the mermaid live so.
-- Jamie Ball - Biloxi, MS
The aquarium was very nice
-- William Sockwell - Bruce, MS
One of the better aquariums i have been to.
-- Michael McGowen - Scipio, Indiana
My son and granddaughter and i had a awesome adventure in the smokies...Especially at the ripleys aquuarium that we went to. It was so much fun and so exciting to see all the exhibit's they had of all the different fish and sea life! We couldn't believe how much they had to offer hand's on to experience! We definitely want to go again! Vacations easy made it very nice for us to be able to just walk through the long line there was also and be able to get in without the wait we would have had to go through if we hadn't have had the plan ahead tickets and stood out in the heat!!
-- Tammy Harvey - Swannanoa, NC
My children and wife enjoyed the send the shark and fish. I love to able to touch the string ray.
-- Irving Bishop - Sardis, MS
Thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium. Well worth the money and time.
-- Peter Dunn - Hammond, LA
Our family had a wonderful time. My two boys absolutely loved the aquarium, they didn't want to leave! I will definitely be using vacationsmadeeasy again for future vacations.
-- Ashley Boyd - Cadiz, Kentucky
Helped to get into the aquarium easier.
-- Stephen Berteotti - Chicora, PA
Really enjoyed the aquarium. Great for the family.
-- David H Melton - West Carrollton, OH
We absolutely loved the aquarium!!!!
-- Crystal Dawes - Pulaski, TN
At first we were disappointed. From the pictures we saw we thought the location was more in the mountains. But we had a really good time and found that we could walk to many of the attractions. The complimentary breakfast was really good too.
-- Pamela Harwood - Sheridan, Indiana
Something for everyone regard less of your age. The admission was out of range of a number of people wanting to see the show.
-- James Frazier - Greenville, OH
Everyone loved it.
-- Pat Sweeza - Harviell, MO
Excellent, thank you
-- David Graves - Sellersburg, INDIANA (IN)
Awesome. The kids had a great rime
-- Rebecca Sneed - Louisville, KY
There's nothing like being able to go through an extra large aquarium and experience the wonder of the ocean. Could send days in there. Just wish we could all get better discounts that we couldgo more than once a day while we're there.
-- Bonnie Holland - Big Sandy, TN
Aquarium was great. Wonderful animals and hands on stuff to feel and touch.
-- Dawn Cadenhead - Houston, Texas
Absolutely loved this place! Totally worth the time & price!
-- Dixie Wooley - Sebree, Kentucky
Great place to go
-- Daniel Hopkins - Charleston, SC
Would have been better if it wasn't so crowded!
-- Aaron Jackson - Berry, KY
The aquarium was great, while the over crowding of the facility was overwhelming, it was still very entertaining. We took awesome pictures and loved all of the exhibits. The one thing i would like to change was how uncontrolled the flow was, due to overcrowding. Overall, it was a great family place.
-- Evonne Sullivan - Murfreesboro, TN
Tickets were easy and cheap to find! Had a very fun and exciting time! Thanks!
-- Julia Napier - Corbin, KY
The best aquarium we have ever visited. We have been to cleveland, san diego, tampa, and several more. This rates with the best in the country. Getting early tickets through you saved us a lot of time.
-- Timothy Smith - Spencer, OH
Best prices and savings. Knowledgebase of area ands availability was great. Made vacation planning process extremely easy and enjoyable. Thank you.
-- Ned Shaffner - Johnson City, TN
Best aquarium so far
-- Bryan Perren - Hattiesburg, MS
A very good experience. Could have spent the day there and not seen it all. Definitely recommend for all ages.
-- Richard Savage - Monroe, LA
Excellent, going back this year!!
-- Mark Foncree - Napanoch, N.
Enjoyed seeing the sawfish and the octopus. I feel like there were a few other things that we were able to see that we were not able to see in the aquarium of new orleans.
-- Zachary Barker - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
My grandson who 1 loved it. Lot great sight for him and us to enjoy seeing
-- Ramona Jennings - Cumberland, KY
-- Mark Foncree - Napanoch, N.
Me and my wife enjoyed the beautiful scene.
-- Michael Skinner - Hoover, AL
Took us about 2.5 hours to see the aquarium and always amazing and this has been a repeat every so often to see the aquarium
-- Ira Fink - Lexington, KY
This was an awesome experience! We were there during a non-busy time, so we could take our time and walk through everything. We loved the whole thing from the first exhibit to the last! We would have liked to be able to pet one of the penguins ... The workers were walking one of them through the facility, but we could not pet him because they said he bites. But other than that, it was an excellent tour!
-- Karen Nowak - St. Louis, MO
Such a great place to go
-- Shana Lantz - Arcadia, IN
This is the best aquarium i have ever seen. Was there last year and had to return. The tunnel through the middle of the aquarium makes you feel like you are in with the fish. Simply awesome
-- Craig Curry - Elkridge, MD
We enjoyed the aquarium. There were so many things to see.
-- Cheryl McInnis - Garner, NC
Amazing to see...Definitely will tell my friends about
-- Madeleine Allen - Henderson, KY
Loved the aquarium!
-- John E. Vige' - Dequincy, LA
Really enjoyed all the variety did not expect so many different ocean species loved it.
-- Lena Fannin - Byesville, OH
Great place to visit. Lots of fish, turtles, and sting-rays to name a few to see.
-- Richard Haines - Corydon, IN
Great family ace and awesome attraction.
-- Juliette Escalante - Avoca, NY
-- Richard Pate - Mobile, AL
Loved everything! !!
-- Jackie Diekhoff - Westport, Indiana
Grate for all ages! A must see!!
-- Franklin Reed - Burnside, Kentucky
This was my family's favorite part! What a great place-must do!
-- Sarah Kinninger - Tipp City, OH
Awesome, loved the aquarium, really really enjoyed this part of our vacation. We would definitely go again.
-- Nancy White - Buckhannon, West Virginia
Enjoyed the aquarium but it was so crowded the day we went. I really loved all the exhibits that we could see. Would like to go back when not so crowded but especially enjoyed the tube where the fish swim above you. Alot of fish i had never seen before.
-- Patricia Nicholson - salem, Indiana
-- Karen Dyer - Texarkana, Texas
Wow! Really fun place for the kids! We really enjoyed going through the shark tunnel. Great experience
-- Brent Pfeiffer - Jackson, MO
This is the second time we have been, and the first time we took our children ages 15,14,12,11,and 2. We all really had a great time and will definitely return.
-- Nicholas Sermersheim - Jasper, IN
Different from any other aquarium i've been too. Amazing seal life. And the gift shop was very affordable.
-- Colleen Gryczewski - Hebron, IN
Very good aquarium. Kids loved it!
-- Hope Wright - Frisco City, AL
-- Glozie Walker-Jackson - Cincinnati, OH
Very large tank had lots of fish, with sharks over our heads!! Good displays.
-- Wayne Wiegand - Needville, TX
We enjoyed this and had no problems.
-- Philip Perrin - Plaucheville, LA
Love love love the aquarium!
-- Renee Bowen - Toccoa, GA
Had so much fun!!
-- Linsey Ongoy - Louisville, KY
Very beautiful!!!!! We loved the under the water experience with the sharks.
-- Kim Rush - Loudonville, OH
This was a very great place. My boys loved it
-- Shana Lantz - Arcadia, IN
The aquarium was very cool and very child friendly. Highly recommended.
-- Judy Lardner - Aurora, IL
This was a great experience to share with my daughter and sister will be back soon!
-- Patricia Ceberio - Marysville, OH
Both children loved it, especially the parts where they could crawl in and be a part of the exhibit. My husband and i enjoyed the lagoon tunnel and the species they have on display were great. I wish we could have seen the sea turtle but the penguins made up for it and there was another up close tunnel for the kids. They even liked seeming them swim past the glass floor plate. I would go again.
-- Cherish Thyot - Germantown , TN
Probably the best aquarium we've been to despite seeing many larger in the country, this is great entertainment for three generations, with lots of interactive hands-on experience. The food at their cafe was actually really good and as cheap as anywhere else in gatlinburg!
-- Patricia Foar - Angola, Indiana
Not much has changed since we were there ten years ago, but it was ok.
-- John DeBerry - Glennville, GA
My husband was amazed
-- Carrie Kirk - Rockfield, KY
Line back up at ticket sales counters walk up lady saw voucher and told me to walk around to another counter area and received tickets and was inside having fun before anyone outside received their tickets. Great way to plan a trip and have fun.
-- Daniel Dugger - Macclenny, FL
Had to drag the kids out, great !
-- Carrie Kirk - Rockfield, KY
Nice had many things for smaller kids to do and see.
-- Stevy Reynolds II - Sebree, KY
The aquarium was great. We where able to see and read up on the different kinds of fish. And we like seeing them in their environment. We will come back to see the aquarium. Thanks ernie/kristy texas
-- Ernie Williams - Elgin, Texas
It was fun seeing the children interact.
-- Charles Ray - Carmel, IN
The aquarium was very interesting. We went through it twice.
-- Sherry Servin - Ripley, TN
Excellent staff and facility. Would recommend to snyone.
-- Sarah Kelnhofer - Hoopeston, Illinois
Definitely worth going to
-- Paul Bixler Sr. - Cincinnati, OH
I was like a little kid in there. The gift shop is amazing. Not what i expected. Very trendy. Found great gifts for everyone. Perfect for both children and adults.
-- Siren Lewis - Cordova, TN
Awesome had a wonderful time
-- Sam Cosper - Cleveland, NC
Best part of the whole trip
-- Virginia Antal - Goshen, IN
This is such an awesome aquarium, worth going to it again. Love the tunnel.
-- Belle Lewis - Laverne, TN
Beautiful absolutely wonderful we had a great time. So glad this was the first thing we did!!!
-- Suli Sene - Columbus, GA
This was a great experience, the kids had a great time. We would go again.
-- Patricia Guillory - Atlanta, GA
Love the aquarium!!
-- Taylor Duberry - Mt. Pleasant, TN
Again, my 3 granddaughters loved the aquarium. The youngest is 4 months old and could not take her eyes off the fish .
-- Chris Hill - Bloomington, IN
I liked ripley's aquarium
-- Monnie Utterback - Brunswick, MO
Nice museum. I loved the aquarium and could have spent a lot of time there. Dinosaur section was fun too.
-- Robin Myers - Brookville, PA
Very nice, good value.
-- Julie Raasch - Indianapolis, IN
Really enjoyed the aquarium. Lots to see great experience. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the smokey mts. To take the time to see.
-- Lynda Dunaway - Mount Pleasant, SC
-- DeAnne Haynes - Cleveland, MS
It was nice
-- Andre Webb - Horn Lake, MS
One of the best aquariums that i have been to.
-- Darlene Anderson - Uniontown, PA
Wonderful place yo visit. Both us and the kids had a great time. Lots to see and lots of interactive exhibits!
-- Heather Jones - West Unity, OH
-- Carrie & Bryan Christ - Belleville, IL
Enjoyed it very much
-- Teresa Harbison - Daphne, AL
To crowded the day we went.
-- Patrick Martin - Cincinnati, OH
Really great place to visit, the employees were very knowledgeable and eager to explain events that took place
-- Blake Parham - Cleveland, TN
Every one should see this it was great.
-- Tammy Barnett - Marshes Siding , KY
We both had a wonderful time at the aquarium
-- Carlos Smith - Cincinnati, OH
It rained this day so this was the perfect place to be.
-- Suenell Barber - Jesup, GA
Love the shark encounter!
-- Tabatha Kiper - Princeton, KY
A must see for kids. We had fun.
-- Jamie Cummings - Springfield , TN
The one reason we enjoy this particular aquarium is the 'shark tunnel'.
-- Dale Armstrong - Riceville, TN
We enjoyed the aquarium, although it wasn't quiet as large as we expected it to be.
-- Jerome Overton - Nauvoo, AL
The aquarium was awesome and a must see for all!
-- Lisa Moeller - Knoxville, TN
I had been to the aquarium at myrtle beach twice before, but the one at gatlinburg surpassed the other one..I want to go back
-- Wanda Goins - Vale, NC
Great the pinguen exhibit will be awsome
-- Dave - Knoxville, TN
-- Marty Shough - Patrick Springs, VA
Loved the aquarium! Tickets were ready when we got there no waiting in line .Thanks
-- Michele Bridges - New Albany, MS
A lot bigger than i expected the view from under the tank gives you the feeling you are swimming with the sharks.
-- Waylon Barnes - Hamilton , MS
Very clean. Wonderful atmosphere. Kids loved it.
-- Tosha Standiford - Otisco, IN
Loved it. The children loved it.
-- Danny Nottingham - Ansted, WV
The place was nice and they are truly a company that supports the armed services. It is worth the price for military families. Kids will love it
-- Kendalyn Green - Augusta, GA
Awesome experience for adults and children. A must see if in the area.
-- Theresa McCollum - Mechanicsville, MD