Pirate's Ball at Ripley's Aquarium
2012 Pirate's Ball at Ripley's Aquarium
For everyone who ever wanted to be a pirate, the fifth annual Pirate's Ball at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies will take place March 11, 2012. The fundraiser benefits the Good Shepherd Center, a non-profit residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally- challenged adolescents from ages 13 to 21. They were established in 1864 and are still helping treat patients so they can lead full, productive lives.
Ripley's Aquarium boasts a number of unique exhibits such as the underwater tunnels with sharks swimming through them, pet stingrays and horseshoe crabs in the stingray pool, and see penguins face to face on Penguin beach. Get a closeup look at the undersea world of the giant sea turtle, coral reef exhibit and more. Visit the Discovery center, which caters to kids of all ages. Every pirate needs to know the sea.
Enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment at the Pirate's Ball. Dance, eat, drink and have a time you will be sure to remember. Do not leave your camera out; take plenty of pictures of yourself and other pirates as well. See who wants to be part of your crew, or join one for an "adventure" during the ball. Come dressed as a movie, TV, book or comic book pirate, or create your own look. Be sure to bring your "pirate accent," appetite and your sense of adventure and fun.
A Gatlinburg cabin rental is the perfect place to stay. See the undersea world at the Aquarium by night, and enjoy the scenery of the Rocky Mountains by day. Rent the cabin by the day or week. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the woodlands before returning to everyday life. There is much more to see and do in Gatlinburg, so bring your hiking shoes, camera and have a great vacation.
Thomas Greene is a writer and travel enthusiast and enjoys blogging about things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Some of his interests include hiking, mountain-climbing, whitewater rafting, photography, and writing. He has a passion for life and is a regular contributor to Smoky Mountain Vacation Guide. He has traveled all over the world and currently resides in Knoxville.