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Ripley's Aquarium

Gatlinburg has fun-filled Ripley’s attractions that the whole family will love! From those looking for a good scare to anyone interested in learning more about marine life, Ripley’s offers it all! Here are the 4 best Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg you need to visit:

1. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium

Ripley's Believe it or NotBased on Ripley’s Believe It or Not books, this museum is dedicated to the world’s biggest oddities. The Ripley’s Odditorium is filled with stories of artifacts and people of the bizarre sort. Shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, and reality-breaking optical illusions are just some of the featured pieces in Ripley’s Odditorium. Located conveniently on the strip, you can visit the museum while exploring the rest of Gatlinburg. With over 12,000 square feet, 16 themed galleries, 3 floors, and 500 exhibitions and artifacts, you’ll never run out of things to look at!

2. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

The nationally-recognized Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a fan-favorite Gatlinburg attraction and a can’t-miss stop on your next trip! Ripley’s Aquarium offers visitors hands-on experiences they can’t get anywhere else. Pet a stingray at Touch-A-Ray Bay or take home a one-of-a-kind penguin painting. If you want to get up close and personal with the marine life you can take a glass-bottom boat ride on shark lagoon! These interactive experiences make Ripley’s Aquarium one of the most unique stops you’ll make on your visit!

3. Ripley’s Mirror Maze

Ripley's Mirror MazePrepare yourself to get lost in Ripley’s Mirror Maze! This massive maze covered in mirrors and strung with LED lights will leave visitors dazed and confused. Don’t worry, the attraction sends in “search parties” every half hour so no visitors are left behind or stuck for too long. See if you’re smart enough to beat the maze and find your way back out. Infinite reflections with only one way out make the Mirror Maze one of the best Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg!

4. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to get a good scare in Gatlinburg. Get spooked at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! Open year-round, this haunted house is creeping with scary corridors and horrifying surprises at every corner. Ghosts and ghouls alike will leave you running and screaming. Visitors must be at least 6 years old to visit Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.

Where to Stay

On your next trip to Gatlinburg, stay at Summit Cabins! Enjoy amenities such as 24/7 room service, free wifi, housekeeping, fully stocked kitchens, pool tables, hot tubs, great views and more. When you book with Summit Cabins you receive free and discounted tickets to other Smoky Mountain attractions, such as Dollywood. Stay close to Ripley’s and other Smokies attractions when you stay in our beautiful cabins!

After you’ve visited all the Ripley’s attractions, make your way to some of Gatlinburg’s hundreds of other attractions. Get more information about things to do in Gatlinburg and start planning your next vacation now! We look forward to seeing you!