GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has opened a new exhibit “Shipwrecks” that presents key shipwrecks from the bottom of the sea that have had a major impact throughout major events in history and the world.
At The New Shipwrecks Exhibit, visitors will be able to see wreck reenactments; unearth buried treasures; explore shipwrecks from early B.C. to the forgotten shipwrecks and what caused the shipwrecks; stand by Abraham Lincoln or pose with the Lincolns; test their skill as a high-tech treasure hunter and receive artifacts from the Titanic and the Spanish Armanda; operate a deep-sea robot; and learn about Black Beard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, the Edmund Fitzgerald, CSS Alabama, the Hunley and many more.
Visitors can also take a photo with a famous replica from Chuuk Lagoon.
About Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
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 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.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the second most visited attraction in Tennessee, was voted the number one aquarium in the U.S. by USA Today10Best.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 is located at traffic light number 5 on the parkway in Gatlinburg and is open 365 days a year. For more information, call 888-240-1358 or visit www.ripleysaquariumofthesmokies.com.
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