Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! Turtle Fun! #WordlessWednesday

Sea Turtle at Ripley’s Aquarium in the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Sea turtle at Ripley's

Check out this sea turtle picture that I took at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg. It swam directly over our heads as we walked through the tunnel! We always make sure to go to Ripley’s Aquarium when we vacation in either the Great Smoky Mountains or Myrtle Beach, SC. This is definitely something that I consider the highlight of the trip!

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Kelly R. says:

    I have been to the Ripley’s Aquarium at Myrtle Beach, SC. It is such a cool place to take the family. So much to see. What a great pic!

  2. turtles are awesome creatures! great picture

  3. Katherine G says:

    Beautiful picture!! I’m putting this of my list of places to visit.

  4. that is so awesome!!!

  5. What a cool picture! Looks like a place I would love to visit!

  6. That is quite cool! I’d love to visit a place like that!

  7. The aquarium is always a highlight on our trip to the zoo, but I’ve never been to a free standing one. I need to change that! Thanks for the great photo!

  8. Oh I love turtles and we love Gatlinburg! We have been talking about going back down there and now this picture is making me want to go even more!!

  9. Paula schuck says:

    I would love to visit this place. It looks amazing for families.

  10. Sounds like you had a blast!! Thanks for sharing

  11. great pictures, thanks for sharing. I love when I get a great photo….