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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Definitely some interesting exhibitions, although I don't know that I would have paid full price for it (did a Ripley's combo). Some areas get really crowded because there is a lot of interactive stuff, it may be helpful to have more staff throughout to keep people moving a little better, but overall it was a lot of fun!
Our family visited and loved it. Our children loved all of the interesting stories. We spent quite some time just walking through and exploring everything. We took so many pictures! Everything was so neat to our children.
I've been reading about Ripley's since I was a kid - I geeked out when I saw this place! It had some things I expected such as things collected from around the world, oddities and records...and were super interesting! Other parts of the museum I felt were kind of junky, or "fillers" i.e. the bendy mirror and the dance screen - those kind of things you can see at a COSI or something similar. They are fun but what I paid for was a museum stock full of odd and rare things. All in all, would not go to another one, but kept my interest most of the time.
An amazing exhibit! Very entertaining and fun for the whole family! There is something here for everyone!
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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.
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