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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 66 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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East Tawas, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This museum was great for adults or older children. But my younger pre-teen's were bored to death! lol Everything in it was so interesting to learn about and a lot of very surprising things. But I think next time we would go without our young ones! lol

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Merritt Island, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm into the unique and strange that Ripley's is known for, so I always enjoy their exhibits. They've got displays ranging from tribal artifacts made of human bones to the eggshell of the extinct elephant bird from Madagascar (and many more that you've got to see to appreciate). This might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's worth a... More

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Wagoner, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We always stop in a Ripley's when one is in the area we are visiting. They are fun & my wife loves the oddities. But their price is way to high. We've been paying it anyway all over the country but I think we may stop paying the $39.00 PER PERSON to visit. My rating is for price, the attractions... 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

Crossville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My only dislike was having to carry my baby's stroller up and down stairways. When we arrived we had our picture taken and the lady says, "Take the elevator" but the elevator was up on the stairs.

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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. There is an elevator on the first floor right before the picture, she should have told you about that and I apologize for it! We hope that... More

Salem, Indiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Parts of the museum are good. Lots of reading and after being there for a little bit you have to wonder if everything is really true. My 9 year old enjoyed it much more than my 76 year old.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at our attraction! We are committed to constantly improving, and your review will help us to enhance our attraction’s guest experience, and as far as I know, everything is true which is crazy. Thank you! More

Covington, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this attraction on our family vacation. It was ok. Some interesting things, but didn't really even hold the kids' interest. See it once, to say you have.

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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. Your review will help us improve our attraction for future visitors. Thank you! More

Eaton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

They have a lot of strange things in the museum. Almost hard to believe. After awhile, we were ready to get out of there!

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at our attraction! We are committed to constantly improving, and your review will help us to enhance our attraction’s guest experience. Thank you! More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Won't knock it completely, there are neat things but once is defiantly all you need to walk through and be satisfied.

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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 going through the museum and we hope that you had a great stay in Gatlinburg! We hope that you come back to visit us again! Thank you! More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Even though we bought a combo pack this place was not worth our time. It was boring and the kids kept on asking when it would be over.

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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

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Dont waste your money on this place. Way too high and I have been in better believe it or nots. My 12 year old was highly disappointed. The only attraction she even enjoyed that was Ripleys was the aquarium. Wish I had not spent the money or time messing with this place. It was a joke!

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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 your review. I want to apologize for your experience and we are committed to improving constantly. We hope that you give us another opportunity and I hope that you had a great vacation here in Gatlinburg. Thank you! More

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