Just because we're in the mountains here in Pigeon Forge doesn't mean you can't take a plunge into the deep waters of our planet's oceans! Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies down in Gatlinburg, just minutes from us here at the Ramada, is great way to spend a fun and educational afternoon with the whole family. Play with penguins, pet some rays, and get an up close and personal look at predators of the deep in the shark lagoon!
Ripley's makes learning fun and encourages its visitors to take a positive part in environmental preservation by showing its visitors first-hand the wonders of our seas. You and your children will get rare glimpses of marine life, both above and below the surface in the multiple floors that make up the aquarium.
There is also a host of regularly scheduled live events happening daily at the aquarium. Watch as everyone's favorite antarctic birds chow down on some fish during the penguin feeding. Or watch some live dives that will give you further insight into the life that inhabits our waters. Gaze on as professional divers take a dip into the shark tank for a cleaning, or into the coral reef where you'll learn more about the astonishing habitat and colorful fish that live there.
There are always a ton of events happening at the aquarium, so be sure to check their schedule and get ready to dive into the fun! Afterwards, come on back to the Ramada and dry off with us!