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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

Address: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: 865-436-5096
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Ranked #28 of 51 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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, Museums
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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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South Point, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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 Museum, 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 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

All items within the museum were very interesting and the kids were very entertained. Interactive activities such as the shadow wall, create your own comic, and lite bright wall were all loved by the kids.

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

Mark J, Thank you for your review! We are very glad to read that you and your family enjoyed our museum and all of the activities that we have to offer. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Although some of the stories and items displayed may be "embellished", there is a lot to see and learn about. Definitely not something you can see or do everyday in a tourist town. We enjoyed it each time we have gone.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a party of six plus a baby to visit this attraction. It was very interesting and enjoyable for our whole group. The pre-teens enjoyed reading all the facts about the oddities that Robert Ripley collected throughout his life time. We bought our tickets on-line as a package deal - ticket to the aquarium and 2 other attractions. This... More 

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

262patriciaa, We are glad that you and your family really enjoyed reading about all of the oddities that we have all over the museum and the hands on activities hopefully. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Ooltewah, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum is an in and out place. If you're wanting to pass the time cheaply then this is the place to go. The exhibits inside are cool to look at and some will make you chuckle.

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

Timothy H, Thank you for your review! We are glad to read that you had an enjoyable experience and had a few laughs at some of the exhibits in our museum. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Nashvi
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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I decided to use a $3 off coupon and check this place out after years of walking by during our trips and wondering if it would be fun or not. It is quirky, and it was a one and done sort of experience. It's definitely cheesy, and I don't believe anything in there is real. Nonetheless, we... More 

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

Melanie R, Not to sound cheesy but believe it or not, everything is true in the museum! All of the artifacts are either real or replicas of real ones and a lot of it is hard to believe which is really neat! We are glad to read that you had a lot of fun and made the best of your... More 

West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Family of 5: 3 Teens (2 F & 1 M) Husband & Wife The Good: We bought this as part of a package and was the middle level as far as our enjoyment out of the three we went to. I would actually give this 3.5 out of 5 but lack that option...but didn't want to 'punish' the place as... More 

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

Blipper72, Thank you for your review! We are glad to read that you enjoyed your experience and found a lot of the artifacts in our museum interesting! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've been going to gatlinburg for many years. This is always a place I go to. Always see something u didn't before. They've added a lot of kid friendly exhibits also, very interactive.

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

Chris T, Thank you for your review! We are very glad to read that you had a great experience and enjoyed everything newer in our museum! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon and find something you have never seen before again! Thank you! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went to this museum recently with my son and family. Had been there before many years ago. It is obviously very unique and is very entertaining. So much to see and read if you have the time. We were on a schedule so did not spend as much time as I would have liked. If you have not been there... More 

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

Maria S, Thank you so much for writing a review on us! I'm happy to see you enjoyed our museum! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Evansville, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We bought the Ripley's package deal with multiple attractions at the aquarium and were assured that everything was very child friendly (except for the haunted house) and the gentleman could clearly see we would wondering about our two year old I was holding. The "Believe it or Not" museum was definitely not anything that a two year would be interested... More 

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

Tara G, I am curious if you toured our whole museum, because, yes the second floor has some of the more odd and unusual artifacts from all over the world, but the third floor was recently renovated and has lots of interactives that all ages can enjoy. I'm sorry to here about your experience, though, and I really do hope... More 

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