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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096
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Ranked #39 of 68 Attractions in Gatlinburg
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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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Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I'm 100% positive that you will agree that this is a Major Rip-OFF and a total waste of Valuable Vacation Time & $$$$. I would compare it to watching Paint Dry. Ripley is turning over in his Grave because there are other locations of Ripley's Believe it or Not that are somewhat entertaining, but this location needs to be reported... More

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I hated it!!! not worth the money at all there is plenty to do in Gatlinburg, don't waste your money or time. Would not go back if you paid me.

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent visit to our attraction. We appreciate your feedback so that we are able to continue to improve. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Molena, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to read all the stuff although not that good for kids. My 6 yr old was board about half way through and was ready to go to something else. Not really a kids place.

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

Thank you for your review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed our museum and I apologize that your younger child did not have fun especially in the interactive room. We are always looking for ways to improve and we will try to do so, so that we can enhance our guests experience. We hope that you will come... More

Sparta, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Please take my word for it and stay away from this place, it was so disappointing. The outside of the building was impressive, but the inside was dirty, musty, and falling to pieces.

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent visit to our attraction. We appreciate your feedback so that we are able to continue to improve. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Pensacola, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love quirky museums, and I knew what kinds of things to expect here since I've been to other Ripley's museums in the past. I got there early on a weekday in the off season, so I had the place to myself and was able to take my time and look at everything. Lots of "unbelievable" (and some just plain... More

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

Thank you for your review! I am glad to read that you had an enjoyable time reading and looking at all of the interesting artifacts that we have in the museum! Hopefully next time we will be able to bring a group with you so that you are able to enjoy it more. We hope that you will come back... More

Groveport, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I had never been to this before even though I had been to gatlinburg numerous times. My opinion is don't waste your money. We decided to go after purchasing a combo ticket from the aquarium. I would not go again.

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent visit to our attraction. We appreciate your feedback so that we are able to continue to improve. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Lakeland, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This would be my second time here. I would say that some of the things there seem like they have seen better days (I wish they would change up the items on display, alot were still on display from 15 years ago). The tickets really should be less money for what you get. I dont think that I would pay... More

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

Thank you for the review! I apologize for the experience you had on your visit. We hope you will give us another opportunity and we are always looking to improve so your review will help us improve our attraction for future visitors. Thank you! More

Asheboro, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There are some weird things in here. Have visited the one in Myrtle Beach, SC and a lot of it is the same. Used a Microsoft Kinect on some of the exhibits which really isn't worth it. I can use a Kinect at home for free. Then they get you at the end to walk through the arcade and candy... More

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent visit to our attraction. We appreciate your feedback so that we are able to continue to improve. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My kids don't use the internet so they were wowed and amazed. The death room was too scary for them. They thought a lot of the things were neat but really enjoyed the things they could play with, which had nothing to do with believe it or not stuff. The light up peg board, dancing wall, etc were their favorites.... More

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

Thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed viewing all of the different oddities that we have here since you love to travel, I'm sure you have seen many awesome things! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More

Pinehurst, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was a really cool museum that kids and adults both will love. You can easily spend a number of hours here. Especially if you want to read about all the oddities housed here. Of course the arcade where you end up after your tour of the museum is really nice and fun for the kids!

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

Thank you for your review! I am very glad to read that you and your family had a great time at our attraction. We love to read that your children loved the arcade at the end as well! We can't wait for you to come visit us again! Thank you! More

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