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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Celebrates Birth of Baby Penguin

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Celebrates Birth of Baby Penguin

Gatlinburg, Tenn.  (March 1, 2014)…..Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is celebrating the   birth of its second African Black-Footed Baby Penguin.  The new baby boy penguin weighs in at    4.85 pounds and is now being monitored around the clock by the experienced Ripley Husbandry Team.  The historical event of the birth of the first African Black-Footed […]

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Adds Interactive New Dinosaur Exhibit for 2013

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Adds Interactive New Dinosaur Exhibit for 2013

Gatlinburg, Tennessee (March 28, 2013) – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies officially opened its new exhibit, “DINOSAURS!” today with numerous VIPs and media, including  Ariana Richards, child leading actress who played Lex Murphy in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster film Jurassic Park, and Commissioner Susan Whitaker of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. Both spoke today […]

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Celebrates 15 Millionth Visitor with New Ripley’s Live Mermaids Show

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Celebrates 15 Millionth Visitor with New Ripley’s Live Mermaids Show

Gatlinburg, Tenn. (August 7, 2012) – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies honored its 15 Millionth Visitor on Tuesday, August 7 at a special luncheon in the Jules Verne Room at the aquarium. 

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Opens New Exhibit – Perfect Predators: SHARKS

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Opens New Exhibit – Perfect Predators: SHARKS

Gatlinburg, Tenn (Jan., 12, 2012) Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has opened a new innovative, family friendly, educational and fascinating new exhibit – “Perfect Predators: SHARKS!”  

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Ripleys’ Aquarium of the Smokies Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Penguins and a Big Musical Tree

Ripleys’ Aquarium of the Smokies Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Penguins and a Big Musical Tree

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., (and Ripley’s 40th year in Gatlinburg) and the celebration continues through the holiday season with the playful penguins and a 5-story musical Christmas Tree on the plaza.  Check out this story by Whitney Kent of Volunteer TV,  WVLT-TV in Knoxville.

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World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids Return to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

World Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids Return to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2010) – Following standing-room only performances at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies last summer, the world famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida, known for their grace and beauty for the past 63 years, return to Gatlinburg for 12 shows, August 6, 7 and 8.

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Penguins in Gatlinburg! Who Would Have Thought?

The Penguin Playhouse at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. is getting rave reviews from both aquarium guests and the Media. This Mountain Press story does a great job describing the beauty and the excitement behind this new $5 million exhibit.

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First Penguins to Call Gatlinburg Home, now Living the Good Life at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (April 15, 2010) The gang has arrived in town. Dressed to the nines in black and white tuxedos, the 18 new residents of 88 River Road arrived in darkness on a chilly night in early April.

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