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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies voted the number one aquarium by Trip Advisor, home to more than 10,000 exotic colorful sea creatures that represents more than 250 individual species. To be home to more than 250 individual species varying from sharks, piranhas, and stingray’s to clown fish and penguins the aquarium has to replicate several types of natural environments for each species to feel at home. Some of the environments include the amazon rain forest, shark lagoon and coral reef as well as interactive areas such as touch a ray bay and the penguin playhouse. More than just an opportunity to view the sea creatures every where you go within Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies you will have a learning experience that is educational for all ages. Next time you looking for things to do in Gatlinburg you will want to plan two – three hours to enjoy all that Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has to see and do.