Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

This beautiful aquarium is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and is hundreds of miles from the ocean---but still has the ambiance of the deep blue sea with the added beauty of mountains all around. A lovely vacation paradise to visit with one’s family and so much to do here this vacation will be long remembered.

They offer tours of the Tropical Rain Forest; they have the Shark Lagoon, Gallery of the Seas, Penguin Playhouse, Coral Reef, and Touch a Ray Bay (children love this one),Ocean Realm, Stingray Bay, Discovery Center---where one can hold a horseshoe crab.And you can even take a look at the Control Center that operates the aquarium.

What a great vacation this would be to visit for a week at least. They are open 365 days a years---the hours vary for certain months and holidays---this is their

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