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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096
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Type: Specialty Museums
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,... more » 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! « less
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We have never visited a Ripley's museum and decided to try it this trip with our 5 and 7 year olds. Parts of the museum were interesting with scientific displays but we found most of it grotesque and more mature than was appropriate for our age kids. But even if we had been without the kids my husband and I... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Wow.. this place has some strange things that you defiantly wouldn't think was real until you seen it first hand! Buy the 3 pass you pay for 2 but get 3 Ripley's tickets and they are good for 1 year!!

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

Buckeyebigdog, Thank you for your review! I am glad to read that you enjoyed your visit with us and found new interesting facts that truly hard to believe. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon. Thank you! More

Kosciusko, Mississippi
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We have never taken our children here, but we have been here before. The display never change. Overall it was great experience for my childeren. They well enjoyed themselves. It was a very long museum. Great education and unique items on display. Great for one time visit since the display items never change. Great for smaller kids 9 up so... More

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

VacayExperiences, I would like to thank you for the review! We are glad to read that you decided to come visit us again with your children and we love to read that they had a great experience! We hope that you will come back to see us again! Thank you! More

Decatur, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been to Ripleys on more that one occasion but first time for my kids. They enjoyed all the odd and unusual pieces and a great way to spend a rainy day. Only complaint was they need to update the exhibits from time to time.

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

aubiecmhk, Thank you for the review! I'm happy to hear you're a fan of Ripley's! It's also a joy to hear your kids had fun as well! We try to update our exhibits as often as we can! We hope to have you back soon! More

bee spring ky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This museum was ok. Very large. Seemed to go on forever! Not a lot of recent things on display. Mostly older type findings, like a shrunken head, and old weapons. Still cool, but not what I expected.

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

bee spring ky, Thank you for sharing your review with us! We hope that you had an enjoyable experience and we are working on ways to improve this attraction so that we may enhance our guests experience. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the exhibits. If you take the time to read the descriptions you can learn lots. My 12 year old had a great educational time.

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

TnCampers, I am glad to read that you had a great experience with your son at our attraction! We love to see that you had an educational time while enjoying your all of the unique aquatic life that we have. We hope that you will come back to see us again the next time you are in Gatlinburg! Thank you! More

Creston wv
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

this place has some very interesting things in it. They also have some things that are not that odd. It was pretty busy so we had to wait to see things. Once we got to see them I felt rushed and crowded. People and their kids would squeeze in and try to look at the same time as us. We... More

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

Amber, I am curious if you are mistaking our pricing for another attraction's pricing. Our adult admission is 16.99 plus tax. October tends to be our busiest month due to the leaves changing, so we usually recommend visiting early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid crowds. I am sorry to hear that you skipped the interactive... More

Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There is a great mixture of fun and museum style displays to go along with some interactive displays dispersed throughout the entire museum. It has been probably 5 years since last visiting and if anything it has gotten better. If you are expecting a "fun house" style environment like WonderWorks, this is the wrong place for you. But if you... More

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

Jeffrey, Thank you so much for the kind words! It truly means a lot to us! We're glad you were able to learn as well as have fun! That's what we're all about! Thank you again for the review. We can't wait to have you back! More

Hixson, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed it as always. We try and make this a stop each time we go to Gatlinburg. Great for families. Time going through will depend on how much you want to look and read.

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

Spacedrive, Thank you for sharing your review with us! We love to read that you had a very enjoyable time and that you try to make a stop here each time. We hope you were able to read and be educated on everything in our attraction! We can't wait to see you next time! Thank you! More

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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Definitely interesting place to see. Very educational and fun. Always kept you wanting to see more. My favorite in here were the big projected screens that play music and catches your movement. My husband and I had a blast.

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

Ashley P, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We love to read that you had fun and were able to educate yourself on some strange oddities. Thank you for also sharing with us your favorite part of your visit, the screens that catch your movement are really interesting. We hope to have you back again soon! Thank you! More

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