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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096
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Ranked #41 of 68 attractions in Gatlinburg
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Type: Specialty Museums
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I questioned myself why I went in there. It was ok, not worth the money that they charge you to get in! Was hot inside and hard to view the exhibits due to kids running around. It doesn't take long to go thru even when you stop and read everything. You are brought out thru the arcade which was loud... 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. Your review will help us improve our attraction for future visitors. Thank you! More

Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The whole walk through was met with oos, aahhs and even a scared squeal lol So much fun and a must do when in Gatlinburg!

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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

Wadsworth, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Ripley's seemed like it was going to be one of those cheesy touristy places that aren't worth the money. I was completely wrong. It was actually one of the best highlights of our trip down there. We spent multiple hours in there reading all of the exhibits and checking everything out. It was an awesome time and a beautiful, fascinating... 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

Ocean Springs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Waste of time and money. Lots of reading. Bad Parking. Kids enjoyed it though. It was fun for a little bit. then it just went downhill.

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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

Augusta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had been to the Ripley's in Baltimore, and really enjoyed it, but this one just didn't seem to be up to the same standard. There weren't as many exhibits and seemed to be more out dated hands on things, that honestly weren't that entertaining. Our 12 year old wasn't amused at this one at all...

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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

Albertville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and my parents went to the museum. We really enjoyed it. There were alot of different and interesting things to look at with a few surprises around the corners. We would come back and recommend for someone looking for something to do in Gatlinburg to go here.

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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’m happy that you had a great experience! The fact that you mentioned that you would like to come back again means a lot to us and we hope to have you back soon! Thank you! More

Mooresville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've never been to a Ripley's Museum before. It was a great experience for the first time, lots of interesting and odd things-- exactly what Ripley's is known for. Time flies by in there. The pathways aren't confusing and there is plenty to look at. I enjoyed this 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! I am glad to read that you had a great time and enjoyed everything at our attraction! We hope that you will come back to visit us again soon! Thank you! More

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place is really neat. We bought the tickets online with the aquarium package. Not sure I would pay the full price, but it was worth it with the add on. My 11 year old enjoyed it and thought it was neat, my 5 year old daughter really could have cared less and was bored. I did get some interesting... 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 a good time and we are glad to read that your husband really enjoyed reading everything! We hope that you all come back to visit us again sometime! Thank you! More

Nashville, TN
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The last time I visited this museum there were several interesting and exciting things. This visit was really not interesting at all. It was $15.00 per person and just not worth it.

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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 want to apologize for your experience at our attraction. We are committed to constantly improving and your review will help us to do so. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

East Tawas, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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 had a great time at our attraction! I apologize that your younger kids did not like it, we hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More

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