Re: NANFA-- Aquarium in Gatlinburg

Bob Culler (
Wed, 31 Oct 2001 15:14:10 -0500

At 10:43 PM 10/30/01 -0600, you wrote:
>What can you guys tell me about the aquarium in Gatlinburg? How
>does it compare to Chattanooga??

Ain't no comparison, IMO. Chattanooga is a lot better. The one in
Gatlinburg is a tourist trap, run by Ripley's ( of Believe It or Not fame).
That is not to say it's bad, just not as good as Chatt. Ripley's has stuff
that is really big, really small, or has lots of teeth, spines, or venom.
Very little freshwater and I don't recall ANY natives(freshwater that is).
The tube through the middle of the shark tank IS pretty cool, though.

Here is their web address for those interested:

Ranger Bob
Kingsport, TN

"Oh we're all part of a big food chain, the big food chain of life.
You eat things and things eat you, and it works out so nice.
We're all part of a great big stew and someday you'll discover
We're born, we live, we die, and we're all food for one another."
~Mike Cross, "Big Food Chain"

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