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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Hotel & Travel Guide

Ensure you have plenty of space on your camera when you explore Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, a favorite destination for day-trippers to take some photos.

It is located in Gatlinburg, approximately 190 miles (306 kilometers) from the capital of the state, Nashville.

With up to 35 accommodations within an easy walk of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, you are guaranteed to find someplace that has all the conveniences that you need. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort, The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg and Summit Manor Condominiums offer a variety of choices.

If you are traveling on a tight budget, you will be pleased to know that there are a range of accommodation solutions on the more reasonably priced end of the spectrum. The Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River, 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away, and the Quality Inn Creekside - Downtown Gatlinburg, 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away, are two places to begin with.

Schedule your stay at one of the upscale hotels nearby. From the moment you enter the lobby, you'll be treated like royalty. An easy choice is the Baskins Creek Condos By Wyndham Vacation Rentals, 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) away, or the Bearskin Lodge by RedAwning, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.

Sit back, take a breather and meet some fellow travelers at The Coffee Shack, which is a short walk away. New York Pizza & Pasta is a good venue that is close by when you'd like to eat a full meal. For those that enjoy rounding out the day with a relaxing drink just down the street, the bartender at River Terrace Resort and Convention Center will be serving up drinks until late.

Other Things to Do Near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

When you're done with Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, why not swing by the area's other attractions? Here are a few places to start off with:

  • Take a trip to Historic Ogle Log Cabin, a renowned historic location, and understand why it's so appreciated by visitors and locals alike.
  • Free up a few hours and get ready for some action at Cosmic Comet Arcade.
  • You'll certainly find great gifts and souvenirs for family and friends at Mountain Mall. Make sure you treat yourself, too!
  • On a cloudy day, Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze is the go-to location for those looking for a way to occupy fidgety teenagers.
  • Head to Guinness World Records Museum, where your kids may like what's being exhibited and learn something new.

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