GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Mermaids are back and swimming noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily through July and are available for meet-and-greets 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Dates and times for August will be determined at a later date.
Guests can experience the underwater world of mermaids as they swim with tropical fish in Coral Reef at the Aquarium.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the second most visited attraction in Tennessee, has been voted Best U.S Aquarium by USA Today 10Best.com, one of the Top 5 Aquariums in the USA & the world by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice in 2014 & 2015, Top Destination to See Penguins by USA Today and Forbes Traveler named it one of the America’s Best Aquariums. Thousands of exotic sea creatures live in its 1.4 million gallons of water. The aquarium is known for its amazing shark exhibit that features 11-foot sharks and one of the most spectacular underwater tunnels in the world.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Ripley’s Attractions in Tennessee are owned by Ripley Entertainment Inc., keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand and global leader in location-based family entertainment. More than 13 million guests visit in over 100 worldwide attractions in 11 countries annually. The Orlando-based company also has divisions that oversee publishing, licensing, and broadcast operations. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Group Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.
The aquarium is located at traffic light #5 on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and is open 365 days a year.
For more information, call 888-240-1358 or visit www.ripleysaquariumofthesmokies.com.
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