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Experience the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies!

Voted Best U.S. Aquarium by USA Today and One of the Top 5 Aquariums in the USA & the World by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice! Explore the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close! 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! An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet!

Explore the lush, unique and beautiful worlds of the Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm, Coral Reef, and Gallery of the Seas, and the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel in Shark Lagoon. Play in the 3-Story Discovery Treehouse & Play Center! Enjoy entertaining hourly dive and feeding shows in Coral Reef, Stingray Bay, and Penguin Playhouse. See Mermaids swimming in June & July! Pet horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, and stingrays in the Discovery Center and Touch-A-Ray Bay. Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins’ private beach and get nose-to-beak in Penguin Playhouse, voted by USA Today Travel 10Best as one of the best places to see penguins in the world!

Want a Unique Experience? Experience a Glass Bottom Boat Adventure over Shark Lagoon, Splashing With the Stingrays, Penguin Encounter, Penguin Painting, Behind the Scenes Tours, Educational Programs, Sleeping With the Sharks, Family Night Outs, Summer Camps and themed Birthday Parties! Fun-Filled family experience and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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