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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Was given a handicap accessible key but very difficult to find way around, especially upon exit. When someone cannot do stairs was glad they had the elevator but still have to do 2 flights upon exit. Better explanation & signs would be helpful
This place is packed with neat and unusual things to see. It is also interactive. We had a really good time here. Make sure to check out the bathrooms because there are things to view in there as well. This is just a really neat attraction. If you have a smart phone play the games. I only wish they had a gift shop.
Troy, New York
Did this with an upgrade from the aquarium and my teenage daughters loved it. Wouldn't recommend for young children. Fun
We loved going though the exhibits. It's so much fun and the best part was playing the trivia game on our smart phones, it made you really read the plaques with all the information on them. I learned more then I thought. And just in case you thought all this learning is for nothing they give you candy from their store at the end. I'm not sure how young children would be in this day and age they might be fine, but when I was 6 my daddy had to carry me out crying because of only one part Dracula. But that was 30 years ago so....
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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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