Ripley’s has enthralled audiences for more than nine decades with its dedication to revealing odd and unexplainable rarities from around the globe. But it all began with one man: Robert Ripley, a wildly successful and eccentric character who rose to fame during the first half of the 20th century. After selling his first cartoon to Life magazine at age 14, he set out on a quick-paced career of drawing sports cartoons for the New York Globe. During a slow day at the office, he sketched nine unusual sporting events and finished his work with a title: “Believe It or Not!” It became immensely popular, allowing Ripley to travel the world in search of more bizarre stories to put into his comic strips. While visiting relatively unknown areas in locales such as India, China, and the inside of his neighbor’s chimney, he picked up a slew of unbelievable souvenirs that later became fixtures in several of Ripley’s museums, or as they’re affectionately called today, Odditoriums. Ripley’s now encompasses publications, attractions, a television show, and a blog, all of which carry Ripley’s tradition of reporting on the world’s curiosities.
Veranda Restaurant At The Aquarium in Gatlinburg is known for its tasty eats.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Veranda Restaurant At The Aquarium's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Aquarium in Knoxville is a great place to bring your pet and shop for his or her favorites, such as wet food and tasty treats.
Think your pet needs a health check? There are plenty of medical services available, including healthcare.
Give your pets a safe, comfy new home with Aquarium's pet apparel and pet toys.
With items like pet apparel and pet toys, your pet will be in heaven.
Stock up on a wide range of basic supplies, such as carriers, for your pet here.
Here you can keep your pet strong and healthy with some new and tasty food and the things that go with it, such as bowls and other feeders.
Aquarium is conveniently close to a parking lot.
The perfect new addition to your family is waiting for your at Aquarium. Stop by today!
Your kids will love seeing the cultural offerings available on site at Athletics, Knoxville Zoological Park's great center in Knoxville.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're seeking a fabulous vacation destination in Sevierville, look no further than Smoky Mountain Deer Farm And Exotic Petting Zoo.
The generous parking spots located in the area will make drivers feel at ease.
At first glance, Purdy's Petting Zoo looks like a traditional barnyard: ducks quack and waddle, lop-eared rabbits silently hop, and pygmy goats nibble stalks of grass. But in addition to these familiar creatures, the zoo is home to exotic animals such as kangaroos, peacocks, zebras, and African tortoises. After feeding and petting the animals, visitors can mine for gems or fish for blue channel catfish in an onsite pond. The zoo also hosts field trips and birthday parties with pony rides.