A trip to Gatlinburg wouldn't be complete without stopping at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Just 3 miles from Vacay Chalet brings you to this popular family attraction with over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 10 themed galleries. Voted a winner in USA Today's "Best Aquarium in North America" 10 Best Reader's Choice Award, there is no shortage of activities with a moving 340-foot long glidepath, underwater tunnels, Touch A Ray Bay, Ocean Realm, Tropical Rainforest, Penguin Playhouse, Shark Lagoon, Stingray Bay, Discovery Center, Coral Reef and Gallery of the Seas, and their newest attraction Touch a Jellyfish. You can always add more to your adventure and purchase any of their unique experiences including Penguin Paintings & Encounter, Splash with the Stingrays and even a Glass Bottom Boat tour of Shark Lagoon. This truly is an experience for the whole family.
88 River Rd, Gatlinburg,TN 37738 (865) 430-8808 ripleyaquariums.com/gatlinburg