| Whether you visit Gatlinburg and the
Great Smoky Mountains regularly, or you and your family are planning
your first visit, Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies is a MUST SEE
during your visit!
Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies 'much anticipated' Grand Opening
on this whopping 66 MILLION DOLLAR project was on December 15,
2000! This opening date was pushed back and pushed back, when
the local paper ran the story that the attraction may be opening
that weekend, it almost seemed 'to good to be true'.
Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies, did in fact open that following weekend! This was never a
'rushed' project, and many of the delays were simply due to the
management's un-willingness to compromise the animal's safety,
leaving no stone unturned, delivering this unsurpassed 'underwater
fantasy world' that will literally take your breath away!
Enjoy your guided 'sneak-preview' to
one of the most amazing sights ever visited by the writer.
Once you have completed the virtual tour, we're sure you will plan
to visit Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies at your very first
opportunity. Remember, some of the pictures are slightly
blurry as many of the photos were take though 6 INCHES OF ACRYLIC
that enables you to literally walk along the bottom of the ocean
floor, while schools of fish swim within inches of you including:
sting rays, sea turtles, snappers, and GIANT SHARKS within an arms
reach of you....(Thank goodness FOR that 6 INCHES OF ACRYLIC!)
|1.3 Million Gallons Of Water!|
|340' Underwater Tunnel! (Stand on the 'people mover' for a
slow ride through the tunnel)|
|6,000+ Individual Living Aquatic Animals! (Soon To Be
|34 Filtration Systems Clean Approx. 25 Million Gallons Of
Water Per Day!|
|Only 6.5" Of Crystal Clear Acrylic Lined Tunnel
Between You And 10' Sharks!|
|30% Bigger Than The Myrtle Beach Aquarium!|
|Penguins Exhibit Now Open|
|PARKING LOT BEHIND AQUARIUM: First
Hour $1.75 / Each Additional Hour $1.00 / Max Charge $6.00 (As Of
April 19th, 2010)|
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