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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
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+1 865-436-5096
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The only place in Gatlinburg where you'll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall...

The only place in Gatlinburg where you'll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall superhero sculpture made of scrap car parts, an authentic vampire killing kit, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and a wicked spinning vortex tunnel!

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Interesting exhibit

There's lots to see in this museum full of exhibits! It's a good rainy day activity. There's a little bit for every age.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything was amazing. Wife went in and she has epilepsy. No flashing lights. Son had a great time too. Would do it again. The staff April and winter were great with my wife's dilemma on whether or not to go in.

Thank Philip T
Portland, Indiana
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15 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for those of have a curiosity about the strange. Kids find it fascinating. Perfect to go to when weather is under. We have a wheelchair bound teen and it was easy to get him around in rooms. Do let the crew know and they will give you keys to get to areas otherwise inaccessible without them. Do take your... More 

Thank articuno75
Ladson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids will have alot of fun and some of the displays are extremely interesting. Adults will have just as much fun.

Thank Sabrina C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There's lots to see in this museum full of exhibits! It's a good rainy day activity. There's a little bit for every age.

Thank MR0senberg
Geraldine, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time here..lots of things to see and lots to do..interactive games for kids and adults..We had our service dogs and they were treated very well.

Thank alatodd2016
Clinton, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a pretty neat place, but the staff were not very friendly when we went. It cost about $73 for my family of 5 to go (2 adults and 3 kids). Honestly, it wasn't worth the money.

Thank ElzBell
Adrian, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved it. There are so many interesting things to see there. The only "negative" thing I have to say is that there are a lot of stairs and not much for young children to be interested in. We had our children (ages 7 and 2) with us, they don't have anything to bypass the stairs, so having a stroller... More 

Thank 297kirtm
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If your family is not weirded out by the bizarre, then definitely stop by and visit Ripley's Believe It or Not. Our family loved it for the motion wall. We spent about an hour just dancing in front of the wall and acting goofy.

1 Thank Yvonne C
Palmyra, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure the museum was great before it burned down. Cost too much money, and it isn't worth it. Lot of belly button lint art, and nail clipping art. Was not impressed, would not recommend.

1 Thank tdm8300
Owensboro, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was good! Would recommend. My son loves stuff like this, and he read almost every single word of all the descriptions. Would go again!

1 Thank Deidre G
Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Deidre G, Thank you for sharing your review with us! We're thrilled to read you all had a great time! We can't wait for your next visit! More 

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