A visit to Gatlinburg's Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies is like stepping into a beautiful underwater vista. From the famous Tropical Rainforest to the Shark Lagoon, everyone is fascinated by over 10,000 aquatic creatures that come from 350 varieties and species. All ages find this to be an enchanting attraction. Kids love petting stingrays at Touch-A-Ray Bay and thoroughly enjoy laughing at the antics of lovable penguins at the Penguin Playhouse. Adults get a kick out of walking through the labyrinth of underwater tunnels to see sharks close up and gaze in amazement at these fascinating predators swimming by in a safe way. With at least 30 interactive displays, everyone finds something that will entertain them. When searching for what to do in Gatlinburg, Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies should be near the top of any list. This underwater extravaganza provides hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. Visitors love to watch the special feeding times at the Penguin Playhouse and at Discovery Center. Petting horseshoe crabs and stingrays provides interesting memories that stay with visitors long after they have experienced these attractions. There are more fish in this aquarium than a person can count. Visitors love to marvel at the 12 foot sharks gracefully moving through the water. Exotic sea creatures of all varieties can be seen here. For those who love aquariums and all there is to be fascinated by during the experience of watching underwater life, Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies is a premier destination. Visiting this amazing attraction in a small group is a great way to take in all the wonder offered here. For those who want a larger group experience, the aquarium also hosts many larger events including wedding receptions, birthday gatherings and events that are catered by fine Gatlinburg restaurants. Unforgettable moments happen every day at Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies in the heart of the gorgeous Smoky Mountains. Underwater life enthusiasts gain a new perspective on the wonders of the vast ocean and a newly discovered appreciation for aquatic life. Since at least 71 percent of the earth we inhabit is composed of salt water oceans, it is fascinating to learn about all the different varieties of life that live in our oceans. A visit to Ripley's Aquarium Of The Smokies is a fantastic ocean life immersion experience and a prime learning experience that will be enjoyed by all ages.