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Guests of Ripley’s® Believe It or Not! Museum can explore the venue’s fascinating 12,500-square-foot Odditorium, showcasing 13 huge galleries with more than 500 bizarre artifacts from around the globe. From an eight-legged buffalo and a shrunken human head, to a two-headed calf and more, this strange and intriguing attraction is ideal for visitors of all ages to experience.
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It was a very near place to say the least. While there are quite a few odds things to look at I don't know if it's really worth the price of admission. Nice to be able to say I've been there.
I guess it's impossible to please everyone, and this site is no exception. For the first 3/4 of the "tour," I got exactly what I thought I'd see....tacky oddball nonsense. The last couple of stations had interactive events that entertained all ages. Too bad that there couldn't be more interactive experiences throughout. There were some, but they were mediocre, at best.
My husband is very into these type of these, and he enjoyed it, but I'm more of an outdoorsy adventure kind of person. There are some really cool artifacts. Would be a nice rainy day activity with the kids
I remember being fascinated with Ripley's as a child. However, as an adult it just seems like a bunch of stuff that could have been googled and enjoyed the same amount. I think most of it is real, but it's funny because none of it has to be because it's "believe it or not". I think Ripley's a great family adventure, especially for kids ages 7-14. But it's a little boring for older kids, and it's way too expensive for what you get. It's about $20 for a 2 hour self-guided tour.
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What can I find inside?
Inside the Gatlinburg Museum you find everything from an authentic shrunken head, to the world’s rarest egg, two headed animals, spinning tunnel and unique works of art. The Odditorium consist of 12 themed galleries containing over 500 mind boggling exhibits, oddities and curiosities.
How long does it take to tour the Odditorium?
Allow at least 45 minutes to an hour (or longer) to tour the Odditorium.
May I take pictures?
Yes, Pictures are allowed, and Ripley's has several great picture opportunities throughout the Odditorium, including a Transformer made of used car parts, the Fattest Man, a Giant Tire, Robert Wadlow the Tallest Man, and Cinderella Chair
Where can I park?
There are various pay parking lots in front of the Odditorium as well as on either side street beside the Odditorium.
Is the Odditorium wheelchair accessible?
The Odditorium is wheelchair and stroller friendly, with an elevator for guest to use.