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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096
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Ranked #42 of 65 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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Milwaukee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is one of the more affordable "touristy" things to do with a family in Gatlinburg. We had a good time and spent about an hour and half going through the museum. We found everything pretty interesting and there were even a few interactive attractions as well, which the kids loved. Wasn't very busy, even though it is spring break... More

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I went to this and we had a blast. There was all kinds of exhibits and we feel it was worth it. I feel it was pretty good size. It was cool when we were on the second floor and it was open to outside where you first come in. There was a lot of interactive activities... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My daughter wanted to do something touristy while we were in Gatlinburg. She chose this and it was just okay. Some of the interactive attractions were broken and that was a bummer. I wouldn't ever return to one. There's just no value.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Most of the displays are extremely old (dusty even), and the others didn't even work. There is a huge amount of hype around the museum but it is nothing like they make it seem. BEWARE!

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Bath
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We've been to this particular Ripley's museum several times. It's nice to see that they do change up the exhibits/displays so it's not the same ol' thing all the time. Our group of four had a lot of fun looking at the different exhibits and reading the informational plaques alongside most of them. There were a bunch of interactive displays,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I'm sure some people would find this attraction fun, but for the money we paid we felt a little short changed. Very small, I think we'd for got done in around 45 minutes. Some items were interesting, Wouldn't recommended this stop to family with real young children..

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Stanton, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was nothing like it was promoted! Extreme waste of money and time. The big ball out front is the most interesting thing there and it's FREE! Don't waste your time!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you have younger children, don't waste your time. There is far too much reading and far too little to actually look at that they will find interesting. The animals with multiple heads are cool, but the Chinese Fire Torture display and Charles Manson in prison exhibit? Really? Not something I want to explain to my kids at their ages.... More

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Pinetops, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I am not sure what we were expecting; this was entertaining in some ways, but I was pretty glad when we got out. I feel the admission charge was a bit expensive for the attraction. There was a lot to see that required reading quite a bit, and I don't think elementary school - age children would get much out... More

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Mount Airy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went last year and it was pretty good for a first time thing. I don't recommend going back because they never change anything it was all the same.

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