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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I have been before when I was about 10 but my husband has never gone so we stopped by while on our honeymoon. I remember it being more interesting but I guess because i was a kid. My husband enjoyed it a lot but he said it was not as impressive as he thought it would be. Maybe we will bring our children one day but it really needs to be updated with new things.
It's what it is. If you go in knowing a little bit about the Ripley's franchise of businesses, you won't have expectations that are too high. It had some interesting things and also some hokey things. Kids will love the 3 red floor where there are huge Light Brite boards to play with and also a huge Operation game to play.
Just went two days ago and was very disappointed in the Believe it or not odditorium and the other ripleys attractions. Took like 5 minutes to get through it and really nothing interesting inside to see. The only thing here worth seeing is the transformer and its outside and free to see so save your money and go elsewhere! Total ripoff for tourists!
I was not that impressed with this attraction. Pretty much, it is just posters on the wall Some are larger, some smaller.
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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.