Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, just on the edge of the Great Smokey Mountains, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies displays over 350 different species of marine life and houses 10,000 creatures in total. The Tropical Rainforest houses freshwater stingrays, four-eyed fish, oscars, poison dart frogs, cichlids, catfish, arapaimas, piranhas, iguanas, and mudskippers. The Coral Reef, other than the coral itself, features colorful parrots, damsels, angels and butterflies. Shark Lagoon allows you to walk through acrylic tunnels where you will see snappers, tarpons, grunts, squirrelfish, a large green sea turtle, giant stingrays, and very large sharks. In the Gallery of the Seas, you will discover octopus, seahorses, jellies, and other strangely shaped creatures like sea dragons and giant spider crabs. Stingray Bay features, not only stingrays, but more sharks. You will see Atlantic Stingrays, Southern Stingrays, Cownose Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, and Bonnethead, Leopard, Epaulette, Arabian, Brownbanded and White-Spotted sharks. The Discovery Center has various interactive displays for children, including small aquariums that allow smaller children to seemingly crawl inside the middle of an aquarium. You can also hold a horseshoe crab.