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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Welcomes 15 Millionth Visitor

Ryan DeSear, general manager, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, the Best family, Commissioner Susan Whitaker. Ryan DeSear, general manager, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, the Best family, Commissioner Susan Whitaker. On Tuesday, August 7th, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies welcomed its 15 millionth visitor. Craig and Jennifer Best of Lascassas, Tennessee, son Conner and daughter Kaleigh were honored with several gifts, a luncheon and a special show by the brand-new Ripley’s Live Mermaids. The staff and special guest, Commissioner Susan Whitaker of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, helped commemorate this momentous event. 

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