Alpine Mountain Village : Ripleys
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Purchase the Ripley's Combo Ticket and enjoy all 5 Attractions for on Great LOW PRICE!
Seventy percent (70%) of the Earth is covered with water and whether it is a mountain stream or tropical lagoon, water is essential to life. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life - our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg.
Although Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around make the town of Gatlinburg a "natural" location for a world-class aquarium, America's most fun aquarium.
The first exhibit you will see when you enter the aquarium is a large cylindrical exhibit full of a variety of fish, including angelfish, spadefish, and pufferfish, fish found off the coast of the Carolinas south to the Caribbean.
Once past the Introductory Exhibit, you see the enormous Prehistoric Archelon Sea Turtle, the largest sea turtle ever to swim the world's oceans some 77 million years ago. The 13'x17' specimen was found in South Dakota, proving that much of America was once covered with salt water. After that you'll meet a Humpback Whale and then SuperCroc, the largest crocodile that ever lived. It is something to see for all ages.
Experience the thrill movies you ride! The 4D virtual reality simulator where you actually ride with the the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound make it the most exciting movie there is! Two new action-packed films with continuous showings.
* State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator.
* Large Format 70 MM film.
* Seats move in 8 directions.
* Full sized theater.
With the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop, Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf offers two beautifully landscaped 18-hole courses. You’ll be amazed and delighted by all the animated and interactive displays throughout.
See raccoons, bears, chipmunks, possums, skunks and even heckling crows. The themed course, replicating the “old days” when a Tennessee hero named Davy Crockett roamed “them thar hills”, is loaded with some of the world’s most original golf holes, complete with steep drops, splits, over/under ramps, lots of water, and even a hillbilly outhouse that flushes when your putt is right on target.
Open year round, weather permitting, however you may want to call ahead, as hours vary by season.
The original Grimsby & Streaper Casket Company was constructed in 1891. It was built over a cave that the locals called The Sinks. The locals never went there, and it was said that anyone who ventured in to The Sinks either went mad, or were never seen again. The company operated 24 hours a day, but it was at night that it was most active. It was said that unnatural things went on in the place, and it was often blamed for the unusual number of people who disappeared from the town.
In 1926, after the strange disappearance of both Grimsby and Streaper, the company ceased operations. The building was boarded up and fenced in. Over the years, new shops and stores were built in front of it and it was mostly forgotten.
In 1991, Ripley’s acquired the property and demolished the buildings that had been built in front of it. Until further notice, Ripley’s will be conducting tours of the old factory, pending a decision on how to further develop this valuable location.
Enter at your own risk. Ripley’s assumes no responsibility for your return…or your sanity.
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