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Ripley's Believe It or Not

Address: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: 865-436-5096
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Ranked #53 of 95 things to do in Gatlinburg
Type: Specialty museums, Amusement & theme parks, Museums, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Experience the Odd & Unusual! Explore the NEW Rooms & Exhibits from...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Specialty museums, Amusement & theme parks, Museums, Amusement Parks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: Experience the Odd & Unusual! Explore the NEW Rooms & Exhibits from Around the World! 3 Stories of Over 500 Amazing Exhibits in this Interactive, Family Fun Odditorium. Inspired the Hit TV Show and Internationally Famous!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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English first
Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I would rate this a five if it weren't for the price. I believe the tickets are a bit over priced. Other than that it is very enjoyable and fun for all ages.

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Moody, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This place is unreal! It has some of the wildest and most unbelievable things you could imagine, which makes it really interesting to say the least! There's a lot of hands on things to do, even our four year old little girl had a blast here! It's self guided, so there's no pressure for the time you take or how... More 

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Plymouth, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was the first Ripley's I have been to. It was a lot of fun. It's a must for the kids and there is enough to keep adults entertained as well.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've been to several Ripleys over the years but this was the first time my children have been. They really enjoyed it, my daughter said it was her favorite part of the trip.

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dakotae575, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not, responded to this review

Cory H, Thank you for your review! It means a lot to us that we were your daughters favorite part of your trip and we hope that you all enjoyed all of the exhibits and interactives! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Daphne, Alabama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Its a typical Ripleys. But when you're in Gatlinburg and its 30 degrees and sleeting like crazy its a nice place to be inside to kill some time. Its like many places in Gatlinburg, cost lots of money so take plenty with you!!!

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dakotae575, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not, responded to this review

bald347, Thank you for your review! We are elated that you had a good time at our museum and hopefully enjoyed all of our interactive games! It is really cold here and we are ready for the warm weather again! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum is a little expensive for the stuff they have. They do have some interesting things but those are just a few. I just think they should lower the price. Not what I was expecting.

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dakotae575, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not, responded to this review

Patricia B, Thank you for your review. We hope that you enjoyed everything in our museum and also had a wonderful stay here in Gatlinburg. We hope that you will come back to see us and give us another opportunity. Thank you! More 

Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Complete waste of money! Don't bother. The best part was what you can see from the street. My 8 year old was amused, I was not.

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Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I apologize for the experience you had on your visit. We hope you will give us another opportunity. Your review will help us improve our attraction for future visitors. Thank you! More 

Xenia, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We spent over three hours inside. The kids were interested in everything. It was busy but we never felt rushed through.

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dakotae575, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not, responded to this review

Rightie, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We love to read that you were able to spend so much time at our museum and really enjoyed it! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Cleveland, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My hubby and i went and had a blast. Its a little pricey but totally worth it. We saw some of the coolest stuff. Best part is you can take pics with the stuff so we got to capture some awesome memories.

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dakotae575, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not, responded to this review

TNSportschick, Thank you for your review! We are very glad to read that you had a great experience and enjoyed all of the unique oddities that we had in our museum. We love to read that you made some awesome memories! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon and make some more memories with us!... More 

South Point, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Wonderful exhibits and the penguins were awesome! Don't forget to take your picture with them :) The shark tunnel was amazing and if you are lucky you will get to see the sea turtle.

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Dakota E, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not, responded to this review

Jennifer M, Thank you for your review! We are very glad to read that you had a great experience and enjoyed all of our exhibits here at our aquarium especially our shark lagoon tunnel! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

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