Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
When we were in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, last month having a grand time with the grandkid and kids, we spent one morning at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. It’s one of my favorite places to visit when we go to that area.
One of the first things you see when you walk in is the kids area on the lower level. It’s a pretty neat place!
There were some places Ellie could get up close and check out the fish.
Sometimes she needed a little more help from Dad to be able to get a close look.
Sometimes the fish looked back at her.
Other times the fish seemed to be looking at themselves.
And sometimes things got a little crabby. . .
And remember the first picture showing the kids area? Here’s Ellie inside one of the aquariums enjoying a close encounter of the finny kind.
We all got to travel through a sort of tunnel to look at fish all around us. There were lots of these sawfish.
Some of the fish were HUGE!
The jellyfish were kind of interesting to watch.
And some fish are just strangely beautiful, though deadly.
Other creatures were just beautifully colorful.
And others were just strange. . ..
There were just so many fish and critters there I can’t post pictures of them all! Poison dart frogs, mudskippers, four-eyed fish, reef fish, anenomes, piranha, catfish, leafy seahorse, octopus, Alaskan crabs, and all kinds of sharks and rays. Oh yes! And they have a new penguin exhibit also.
And a whole lot more I can’t remember right now. It was a great way to spend some time and neat to see all the different creatures!