We rode the open-air Skylift, which has been operating since 1954, up to the 1800’ overlook at the Skybridge. The Skybridge is billed as the longest suspension bridge in North America and has a few glass panels in the middle to look straight down. It’s really not as thrilling as we thought it would be—definitely a big tourist attraction though.  The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, BC was much more thrilling to us. The cost for seniors was $20.95 and in my opinion, highly overrated.   It’s a pretty view on the way up, but nothing spectacular.

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Our next stop after the Skybridge was Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  We saw many amazing fish, but my favorite fish was the Sawfish (also known as carpenter sharks) that has a long nose extension with sharp transverse teeth that resemble a saw.

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Have you ever seen a shark that looks like it’s a saw?

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We found Nemo

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There was a nice penguin exhibit,

A tribute to Conway Twitty 

In the evening we went to the tribute to Conway Twitty Show featuring Travis James in the Main Event Theatre.

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Lots of activities packed into one day and it was a good one.