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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
+1 865-436-5096
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We go every time we're in Gatlinburg. It's always fun. We can't wait to see it after the new... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
regena2008
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Geared more toward children

The games were fun but I really expected more for the price of admission. I give it 3 stars simply... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shanahmattingly
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Mount Washington, Kentucky
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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!
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We go every time we're in Gatlinburg. It's always fun. We can't wait to see it after the new renovations are do.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The games were fun but I really expected more for the price of admission. I give it 3 stars simply for the fact I was able to get my aquarium tickets cheaper by bundling. I wouldn’t plan on returning.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many oddities. You have to see it to believe it! We loved it. We have been Ripley's fans for years.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have went into but its closed down for rennovations. Who closes down a tourist attraction during one of the busiest travelling holidays of the year???

Thank Paul P
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Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Paul P, We have been closed since November of last year for a HUGE remodel. Complete renovation of the inside and outside. It will be amazing once it's all done! (Late June at this point)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did this. It was so neat and eccentric. We saw and learned so much. There is exhibits of things that people had done and how they done it. Very wowed by most of all of it. Definitely something I would do...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Our family visited May 2017 before the reno began. The kiddos did have fun. Why I gave it a 3 is because that place was really confusing layout wise. I wish it had come with a brochure map to make sure we were going to...More

Thank CShel90
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were supposed to go to a broadway show earlier that night . We accidentally got tickets for the wrong night so we were looking for things to do . We went to go check out Ripleys believe it or not but...More

Thank Taylor R
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

You can get numerous passes to all the Ripley's for a decent price. Many unique findings in BION. My son and I enjoy, my husband does not.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We went there on our gandson's Birthday. I feel that it was not really worth the money. It was extremely disappointing as we grew up as kids always hearing about Ripley's Believe It or Not or reading the comic books. If you want to spend...More

Thank Robert D
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Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Robert D, Hi Robert. We've been closed for a renovation for several months now. When was your visit, and to ensure accuracy, you did visit our Gatlinburg location, correct? You can email me back at Indelicato@ripleys.com Thank you.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We would have loved visiting Ripleys believe it or not museum, however, they are currently closed for remodeling, the entire outside of the building has scaffolding erected around it, “believe it or not”! They plan on being reopened summer 2018 with a new updated look...More

Thank Rudy045
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Mollie B
25 May 2018|
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Response from scottaC4218ND | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still under upgrade - it was closed in February. Here is the contact info for the Odditorium: Phone (865) 436-5096
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billy c
27 December 2016|
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Response from Suzanne D | Property representative |
We don't have a coupon on-line for just the museum. There are coupons in the market for $1 off, but the best deal that we have right now is the "Thank you for traveling" special which is $5 off any upick combination ticket... More
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dacranjel
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Response from RASMPhillips | Property representative |
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the other Ripley's / Guinness attractions in Gatlinburg did survive the wildfires. Most of the businesses and attractions on the Parkway in town survived and opened for business yesterday... More
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