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Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg, TN

800 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Overview

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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • Third floor recently renovated to add more interactive attractions.
  • Discount Ripley's combo tickets available.
  • Plan 1.5 hours for tours.
  • Located in Downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Over 500 unusual and incredible artifacts from around the world.
  • Hands-on interactive exhibits.
  • 12ft tall Transformer sculpture.
  • Authentic vampire killing kit.
  • Spinning vortex tunnel.

Description

from Ripley's Believe It or Not
Visit the Strangest Place in Gatlinburg! Experience the Odd & Weird World of Robert L. Ripley, Adventurer and Cartoonist, that inspired the hit TV show! Explore 13 huge galleries, over 500 Unusual and Incredible Artifacts from around the World! Bizarre curiosities, cool interactives and new videos for hours of Family Fun!

Located on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, just before traffic light #8.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

16 Reviews
Alesha W.
West Liberty, KY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Pretty fun"
August, 2016
I was pretty impressed. Exhibits were fun and my kids really enjoyed it.
Tip: Bring strollers.

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Anita S.
Frankfort, KY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun"
July, 2016
The last time we visited our kids were 2 and 3, now 8 and 9. They had a blast. Only trouble we had was waiting on a manager to process our vouchers.

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Sherri Mae
Lumberton, MS
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved it"
March, 2016
My son, 17, is still talking about this place. That makes my heart smile :) I was able to get several pictures and will try to share some. This was a very interesting tour. We booked it on a rainy day so that we would be inside and it was perfect because we spent a couple hours at least. The museum exit brings you into an arcade so that is even more fun for the kids.
Tip: make sure you're ready to spend money at the arcade :)

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Janeen S.
Tuttle, OK
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Interesting to say the least"
October, 2015
We had to cancel one of our reservation and had a credit it use so we choose the Ripley's Believe It or Not. It was very interesting and entertaining. I would recommend this for all ages. There's a couple of rooms of interactive stuff, fun for kids and adults.
Tip: Take your time and enjoy. Believe It or Not! It was fun.

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Starr Phoenix
Lexington, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good for kids"
October, 2015
I found Ripleys a little faded and worn. The interactive exhibits (shadow wall and games room) were the most fun. But mostly I was bored and underwhelmed. As a kid, this place was cool. But I think it needs a facelift in order to be relevant and competitive w the more modern attractions.
Tip: If you're afraid of the dark there are some areas you won't enjoy in this exhibit.

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Neketta Pollard
Lucasville, OH
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Very interesting"
October, 2015
We enjoyed all the exciting mysteries that we saw and read about. It was what we expected and had a nice, relaxing time away from the busy world outside.
Tip: Loads of interesting things to read about and a chance to actually take it easy.

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Johnny Portis
Birmingham, AL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Museum Adventure"
October, 2015
This place truly was an extremely strange, over the top, but fun place to visit. There were some interesting exhibits to see and read about, but there were also some disturbing things that might not be age appropriate for young children. The scariest thing about this place is that everything that you read about on display was actually real! Believe it or not!
Tip: You will need to prepare to walk many short stair cases and do a lot reading at the exhibits. I wouldnt reccomend taking really young children.

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Michaela Johnson
Louisville , KY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"OK, Not for Kids"
April, 2015
My husband and I saw some interesting items, it wasnt worth the fare. My kids didnt like it not one bit (12,9,7 year olds). We killed some time just not at the price we would have liked. If you have kids I would skip it.
Tip: if you do go get the combo pass

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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jwrandajr
"Awesome!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2017 NEW
My wife and I came to Gatlinburg for her brithday, and this was one of the places we visited. It was awesome, and all the exhibits were really neat to look at. This place is great for couples that are on dates or people that have familes too! All of ripleys staff is friendly as well. We will definitely be back next time we visit Gatlinburg again.
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patriciat789
"Not worth the money"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2017 NEW
I have been one time...will not be back...to me a waste of money.It is expensive to visit and boring to me.
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Rebekah T
"Diverting "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2017 NEW
I came here with a group of 25 year olds, and some of the exhibits were compelling but most were just weird (which I guess we should have expected?). We did end up having more fun with the exhibits near the end for sure. Would be a good rainy day activity, and honestly, I'm not sure how it compares to other Gatlinburg activities because I usually window shop anyway.
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Dms676
"Lots of stuff, but kinda boring"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2017 NEW
My boyfriend wanted to go badly, and there was interesting stuff, but nothing super remarkable. It's more a museum than anything, and I'm not that into museums. He liked it, but wasn't super excited about it either. Took much longer than we thought because there was so much (with so much reading involved!) Maybe a one-time see and never again...
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rdfinger0513
Trinity, Alabama
"Not what it use to be"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2017 NEW
When I was a child, this was my all time favorite attraction to see. Since it burned back in the early 90's, they lost all of their original pieces. There are new and interesting items there now, but I liked the old better. It was fun but I guess that I was expecting more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not

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.