Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The Aquarium is the centerpiece of downtown Gatlinburg and most of big events in town happen in and around there. The Aquarium itself is 1 - 2 hours of aquatic fun and wonder that is hard to find elsewhere in the Smoky Mountains. There is a giant underwater tunnel, many video showings and individual exhibits, classrooms, divers, interactive items for the kids, and two restaurants.
The Aquarium is open 365 days a year, from 9 am until Late Evening. Reservations are needed for group rates and group dining at the restaurant. Please call 865-430-8808 ext. 2109 or 888-240-1358 for group rates.
Ober is a mountaintop fun center with miniature golf, arcades, rides, ice skating rink, snowboarding and skiing during the winter season. You can get to it by taking a scenic Tramway or driving up Ski Mountain Rd.
Ober offers group rates for all the activities, tramway, winter events, etc. (800-251-9202) You must have at least 20 people in your group to qualify for group rates. Advanced reservations are required. A deposit is required for a
ski group rate.