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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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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Normal, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the Aquarium in the morning and purchased the +2 ticket option which got us into the Odditorium as one of our +2 options. Our boys (15 and 17) enjoyed spending time reading about all of the weird stuff in the museum. Good 2+ hour diversion.

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

Thank you for informing us of your visit! I am very glad to read that you and your sons had a great time here and reading about all of the odd and true facts that have happened around the world. We hope that you will come back to visit us again! Thank you! More

Fort Myers, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I brought my wife and 3 year old son here on our first day of vacation, and it was great. Some real morbid curiosities, and then bam lets see if you can roll your tongue, and its recorded. We spent four hours going from exhibit to exhibit, and they have sound effects room that was a lot of fun. This... 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 am glad that your experience was everything you expected it to be! We hope you will come visit us again soon! We love to read that you enjoyed all of the interactive exhibits and interesting facts. Thank you! More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I had a package deal with the aquarium that included this. It was interesting but I believe children would enjoy it much more than adults. Definitely a family attraction.

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

Thank you for your review, we hope that you enjoyed reading and seeing all of the interesting and unusual facts and hopefully you will come back to see us again! Thank you! More

North Manchester, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you've been to one Ripley's museum, you've seen them all. I could see where some of the exhibits would be scary for small children. Most exhibits were not interesting at all. I could have gone the rest of my life not seeing an actual hair ball from a cow! But it was something to do inside while it sprinkled... 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 hope that you enjoyed the exhibits that we had to offer. We are always looking to improve our exhibits and are working on ways to do so. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you. More

Clarksville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I purchased the Ripley's bundle so we decided to check this place out! We were excited to see a fair number of interactive games, artifacts and historical reenactments that resulted in a pleasant, fun and whimsical adventure. If you're expecting a "wow" factor then this may not suit your desires, but for those who like to play,... 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! We love to read that you had a great time at our attraction and enjoyed everything that we had to offer! We hope that you will come back to visit us again soon! Thank you! More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was probably one of our most favorite places that we've paid to see on this trip. It wasnt very pricey really...I think $35 for my husband and myself. We took our two year old as welll but he was free. We all enjoyed the exhibits. Its self guided and we were in it for about an hour. I enjoyed... 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 and your family had a great time at our attraction! It is a different portion but we have the activity room so that kids can have a fun time and not have to just read everything. We hope that you all will come back to see us again... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was just a waste of money, the only highlight was that it got us out of the heat for an hour. I have been to other Ripleys and this one just wasn't on par. There were too many interactive events and not enough of the interesting bits. Just not worth the price tag.

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

Thank you for letting us know how your visit to our attraction went. I want to apologize for your experience and your review will help us to improve so that we may enhance our guests experience in the future. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you. More

Marion, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped by here as we were walking down the Gatlinburg strip. It was really neat to see all the exhibits. I felt it was a little pricey. I also felt it was a bit lengthy (maybe I was just a tired). There are cool hands-on activities. Family friendly, although I don't think younger children would really understand what they... 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 am glad that your experience was everything you expected it to be! We hope you will come visit us again soon! Thank you! More

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