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 [...]Read more
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.Read more
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!”Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2011) – A visit to one of Ripley’s family attractions through the end of December promises to be both a memorable and colorful experience.Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 25, 2011) – Summer travelers looking for some fun without having to go too far take note: 53% of the U.S. population is within a half tank of gas of one of the 45-plus Ripley family attractions in the United States.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tenn. has opened to rave reviews.
Here is the first newspaper story on the new $5 million permanent exhibit!