GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Mermaids will start swimming noon 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily beginning Saturday, May 26 at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Guests can experience the underwater world of mermaids as they swim with tropical fish in Coral Reef at the aquarium.
The mermaids are available for Meet and Greets at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in May, June and July. Dates and times will be determined for August at a later date.
About Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the second most visited attraction in Tennessee, was voted the No. 1 aquarium in the U.S. by USA Today10Bestcom, one of the Top 5 Aquariums in the USA & the world by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice in 2014 and 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 the 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/Guinness Attractions in Tennessee are owned by Ripley Entertainment Inc, keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Brand and a global leader in location based family entertainment. More than 14 million guests visit in more than 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 number 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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