Experience Real Life Mermaids at Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg
See a legend become a reality on your next trip to Pigeon Forge! Did you know the Ripley's Aquarium hosts live shows featuring real mermaids every summer? Experience the wonder and beauty of the world's most famous mythical creatures up close during your 2019 summer vacation. As the music builds, the majestic mermaids dive into the underwater tank and perform a series of choreographed movements that will take your breath away. Have your camera ready so you can snap a photo when they wave to you!
Our Pigeon Forge hotel with free breakfast is just a quick drive away from this attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Check the Ripley's Aquarium website
to see more information about current live shows, including the latest updates for Mermaids Dive that kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend.
How to see the Mermaid Show at Ripley's Aquarium this Summer
Are you ready to experience a fun summer tradition in Tennessee? Every year, the Mermaids at Ripley's Aquarium entertain thousands of visitors with daily shows all summer long. The fun kicks off over Memorial Day Weekend on May 27th and runs right through Labor Day on September 2, 2019. It doesn't matter if you come in June, July, or August, the Mermaids will be ready to greet you.
Located less than 10 miles from our Pigeon Forge hotel with family rooms, this aquarium in Gatlinburg is a must-see for kids and adults alike. It's a very popular stop for summer school vacations, especially when the Mermaids are performing. It's easy to see them because they hop in the water on a daily basis. The Mermaid Shows take place every day at:
If you want to snap a photo of your kids with a real life Mermaid and meet these legends of the sea up close, you can attend a special meet and greet session at Ripley's Aquarium. They take place every day at:
Insider Tips for Visiting Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
After your complimentary breakfast at our hotel, you and your family can make your way to Gatlinburg to see the exhibits Ripley's Aquarium. But before you hop in the car, you can read through our list of easy tips on how to save time and money:
Buy a Combo Pass to save big If you want to save on your tickets, you can purchase a Combo Pass in advance. For example if you choose regular adult admission plus two attractions, you can save $24 per ticket. If you want to spend the whole day at Ripley's, you can save up to $68 with a Combo Pass that includes 7 attractions.
Plan what you want to see in advance With so many things to see at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, your family should take a few moments to explore the website. Do you want to see the Shark Lagoon, Mermaids, Penguins, Sting Rays… or maybe all of the above? Plan ahead to save time.
Bring home souvenirs at the Gift Shop You can't leave the aquarium without taking home a fun memory. From items made by local artisans to international gifts, Ripley's Cargo Hold Gift Shop should be your final stop before heading back to the hotel.
Grab a snack at the Feeding Frenzy Eatery Seeing all those mermaids might make your whole family hungry. You won't have to go far to enjoy a quick lunch or afternoon snack. Feeding Frenzy Eatery has a great view of Stingray Bay and a menu of tasty and affordable treats.
Summer Accommodations for Family Vacations in Pigeon Forge
Now that you know all about seeing live Mermaids in Pigeon Forge this summer, you just need a comfortable and affordable place to stay nearby. At our hotel nestled in the Smoky Mountains, you can choose from Traditional, Family, and King Rooms that all will make you feel right at home during vacation. You can keep drinks cold in the refrigerator and heat up snacks in the microwave. After a fun day of sightseeing at Ripley's Aquarium, you can relax at the end of the day with your favorite shows on a 37-inch flat-screen TV. And with blackout drapes, you and the kids can get a good night's rest.
In the morning, your day will start with a complimentary breakfast for the whole family. Later on, the kids will enjoy taking a dip in the indoor swimming pool, while the adults will love the free Wi-Fi to help them plan out their fun things to do in Great Smoky Mountains. Are you thinking of seeing the Mermaid Dives in Tennessee this year with your family? Summer dates in Pigeon Forge can be very popular, especially during summertime, so click to reserve your room today