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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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Collierville, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Kind of a typical Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, though I seemed to like this one more than most. Good value when combined with the aquarium ticket. If you take your time there is a ton of stuff to look at and to do, and lots to read about. I found it informative and fascinating.

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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 you liked this more than most really means a lot to us! We hope to have you back soon! Thank you! More

Rileyville, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was an okay attraction but not worth the money. I remember it from going back in the 1990's. Won't be going to it again.

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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 would like to apologize for the experience that you had on your visit to our attraction. We are always looking for ways to improve and would like to know what we can improve on and your review will help us to do so. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Wellsville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have to say that the intro image was one of my favorite parts, we watched a few times as Mr. Rigley disappears before your eyes. Lots of odd and strange things to view.

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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 to read that you and your family had a great time here at our attraction and we hope that you will come back to see us again! Thank you! More

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Sorry. This was pretty lame. Very hokey. Lots of pictures of items and nothing that you haven't seen somewhere else for free.

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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

Frostburg, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pretty cool attraction. Got to see some neat things and the tour takes about an hour. The jail exhibit was really neat and there was even a few scary things to keep you occupied.

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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 at our attraction! I like to read that there were exhibits that really kept you occupied and I hope that you will return to see us again. Thank you! More

Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Brought my whole family here and we all had such a blast. There were all kinds of very interesting things. We especially loved the hallway that makes you feel like you are falling over. My 4 year old was afraid of some of the stuff so I wouldn't recommend it for small children since some of the exhibits are a... 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 it so much and you would have stayed longer. Thank you! More

Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was my favorite of the Ripley's attractions. A lot of the exhibits were delightfully strange. My favorite was the "ghost" of Ripley at the beginning of the museum. I have young children, ages 3, 6, and 8 and they were absolutely enthralled.

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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 your kids enjoyed it means a lot to us! We hope to have you all back soon! Thank you! More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I love coming here. So much to see and learn. It's a must see! Love the odd and and creepy so this place holds a special spot in my heart. Plus if you do the combo ticket it was 80$ for two people to do three attractions.

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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 really love coming here. Thank you! More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I've read the believe it or not stuff for many years. I really liked this place. My teenage son and his friend liked this place too. It's odd. It's creepy. It's just pretty cool.

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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 here and we love to read that you all thought it was creepy! We hope that you will come back to see us soon! Thank you! More

Monroe, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This shouldn't be called a museum. There was hardly anything within the museum that I actually considered interesting. There weren't that many exhibits, especially not worth $15 a person. The best thing about this place was it ending. Absolutely regretted coming here. Definition of a tourist trap.

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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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