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Renting a cabin is a great way to experience the great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Now, Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg gives you one more exciting reason for you to bring the family for a Smokey Mountains get away. Ripley’s Aquarium is located only a few miles from other Gatlinburg attractions including Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, and Ober Gatlinburg. Ripley’s Aquarium is always adding new things to see and do. Their new Shipwrecks! Disasters at Sea exhibit will be sure to inspire provide sea faring adventure for everyone.

New Adventures Await

Shipwrecks at Ripley's Aquarium GatlinburgUnderneath the earth’s oceans lie the secrets of the story of our civilization. In every major body of water shipwrecks await for someone to discover their secrets and tell their tales. In this exhibit you can see shipwreck reenactments, unearth buried treasures, and discover ancient shipwrecks from the early days of humanities’ love affair with the sea.

In this exhibit you will explore the shipwrecks and what caused them. You can learn about important historical events such as Black Beard’s Queen Anne’s revenge, the Edmund Fitzgerald, the CSS Alabama, the Huntley, and many more shipwreck adventures. This themed exhibit with excite the imagination and spark everyone’s curiosity and love of exploration and discovery.

So Much To See and Do

Once you have explored the new Shipwrecks exhibit, Ripley’s Aquarium has many more ocean adventures to offer. Ripley’s Aquarium was voted one of the top five U. S. aquariums. One of the reasons is their underwater tunnel where you can get up close and personal with 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, and thousands of other fascinating sea creatures. You can also explore other habitats such as the ocean realm, a tropical rainforest, a coral reef, and one of the best shark exhibits in the world.

At the aquarium you can have a up close encounter with a penguin, one of the cutest creatures on earth. You can pet a penguin, get interesting information from one of our experts, get a souvenir photo with one of your penguin friends, and watch one of them create a unique art project with their feet. Once you have finished meeting and greeting with the penguins, you can hop on over to Touch-A-Ray Bay where you can get in the water with one of our stingrays. Be sure to bring a bathing suit with this one. These one of a kind hands on experiences are what make this aquarium something different.

At Ripley’s Aquarium there is more than enough to see and do in a day. In addition, the aquarium is wheelchair and stroller friendly. The facility also offers educational programs for field trips, conservation programs, classes, and groups. You can experience 10 unique galleries with over 10,000 sea creatures representing about 350 different species. Now, with the new Shipwrecks! Disaster at Sea exhibit there is even more reason to rent a cabin and bring the entire family for an unforgettable adventure.

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