First stop: Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
This aquarium is such a fun break from the heat! There was so much to do inside, some included in your ticket and some you had to purchase separately. One of those things was the Glass Bottom Boat ride which takes you over the Shark Lagoon. We opted not to do this, but here is a look at a picture I snapped of it.
One of the things my kids loved was the Create a Jelly kiosk next to the Touch a Jellyfish area. They were too timid to touch one, but enjoyed creating their own digital one!
They did work up the courage to touch the Horseshoe Crabs and loved it!
Another favorite was the Penguin Play area. You are able to get up close to see them, and even go through a glass tunnel and poke your head up through the actual exhibit so that you feel like you are right in there with them! There is also a little penguin nursery area which was neat to see.
Along with all of the extras, even a giant playground, there are tons of amazing tanks with different sea creatures! Even a Shark Lagoon that gets you up close to these majestic and kind of terrifying creatures!!
There was also a snack bar as well as a gift shop, which had quite reasonably priced items!
Overall this was a great way to see some beautiful creatures and keep everyone in our family entertained and happy!
Although I received tickets in exchange for a review, all of the thoughts and opinions are all my own and completely true!!