As one of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountains, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers a state-of-the-art experience with more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures in ten themed galleries. The aquarium becomes even more exciting in the summer months as beautiful mermaids perform for guests several times during the day! Read on about the details of the Mermaid show at Ripley’s Aquarium and get ready for an underwater adventure!
Showtimes and Dates
The mermaids at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies will be appearing daily throughout the summer and can be seen until Labor Day weekend. The shows take place each day at Noon, 2 PM and 4 PM. The mermaids will also be available for meet and greet sessions at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM, so be sure to bring your camera for some great photos! Ryan DeSear, General Manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, is delighted to welcome guests to the shows and has said that “We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our Aquarium for everyone to enjoy of all ages. Everyone loves to be entertained by the mystical beauty of the Mermaids”. Come see for yourself what the excitement is all about!
There are a variety of ticket options to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, ranging from single tickets to combo passes that can help save money if you are planning on visiting multiple attractions in Gatlinburg. The admission ticket covers all of the fascinating exhibits in the aquarium as well as great live shows such as the Mermaid Show. Be sure to check out the Shark Lagoon Dive, where you can watch divers interact with these giant predators! Other awesome shows and feedings include the Penguin Feeding, Coral Reef Dive and the Stingray Bay Dive.
If you want to add even more to your adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, you can upgrade your visit to include personal encounters with penguins and stingrays! You can even sign up for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with aquarium staff. This is a wonderful opportunity to see where and how food is prepared for the animals, as well as all the details about what it takes to keep the animals healthy. Other unique experiences include Ripley’s summer camp programs, where guests of all ages can spend a full day learning about marine science and conservation, participating in crafts and activities, and collecting evidence to solve a shark mystery!
Where to Stay
If you want to stay near Gatlinburg to attend the Mermaid show at Ripley’s Aquarium while enjoying the peaceful beauty of the Smokies, stay with Alpine Chalet Rentals! Our vacation cabins feature comfortable accommodations, full kitchens with modern amenities, scenic views and more! Relax in a bubbling hot tub, read a book on the deck or play a game of pool… the opportunities for fun at our cabins are endless!
Check out all of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals today to plan your visit to the Mermaid show at Ripley’s Aquarium! We look forward to seeing you soon at Alpine Chalet Rentals!