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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096
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Ranked #28 of 48 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
Hours:
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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Kosciusko
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went to the old Ripleys before it burned. They did a wonderful job rebuilding. Small kids might not care for it, but our teenage grandkids loved it, they took the time to read the information at the along the halls. We revisit about every 3-4 years and they have always updated the items. It is one of the many places... More 

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

Michael H, Thank your your review! We are very glad to read that you have enjoyed the updates that we have done and that your grandkids took their time and really found everything interesting. We can't wait to have you back again! Thank you! More 

Francesville, Indiana, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We were given free tickets and I still don't think it was worth the time we took. There are some interesting things in here but so many better things to do with your time

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

thoray1971, We would like to apologize for the experience that you had. We try to entertain our guests here with all kinds of unique artifacts and oddities from around the world that you wouldn't believe existed. It is really a place to see some things that you will probably never get to see in your lifetime. We hope that you... More 

Hartselle, Alabama
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was with my wife and 3 kids, aged 17, 11, and 9. We enjoyed it. There are several things there that are very interesting. We stayed inside for about two hours but could have spent a lot longer in there had we had the time. This is something that is great to do if you want to get out... More 

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

Lance, Thank you for the review! I am glad to see you all had fun! The back stories on our exhibits are very neat. We do have lots of interactive exhibits, however, that smaller children love playing with. We hope to have you back soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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249 reviews 249 reviews
145 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Take a break from the stroll along the sidewalk, food, and treats and visit a museum of oddities and special sights. This is a very large and intriguing collection of strange things. Some are bizarre and some are just curious. Check it out.

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

ChrisMary825, We would like to thank you for telling us about your experience! We love to read that you were able to enjoy all of the oddities that we have to offer in our attraction. We hope that you will come back to see us again! Thank you! More 

Pelham, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is interesting to see what is here but one time visiting is enough, most people will find it worth the time to visit.

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

PhilipJChapman, We would like to thank you for taking your time to tell us about your experience. We hope that you enjoyed everything and we are glad to see that you thought it was interesting. We hope that you will give us another opportunity! Thank you! More 

Culpeper, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

But not too bad. They have got a lot more 'filler' space (fluff and stuff) without any more interesting stuff. Still a fascinating visit, I would go again

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

William S, We would like to thank you for your review! We love to read that you enjoyed your visit with us and found a lot of things fascinating, there really are a lot of odd and interesting objects in there! We hope to see you again! Thank you! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you want to check out a Ripley’s attraction in Gatlinburg, go to the aquarium. We did not go there, but it looked awesome. This Believe it or not museum is a total tourist trap, quickly and cheaply thrown together to make money off of the Ripley’s brand. The coolest exhibits were of the world’s largest man and women. They... More 

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

Vince S, From what i've read you must be mistaking our attraction with something else? Nevertheless, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We look at all reviews to make sure we're doing the best job possible! I hope you take the time to go through our attraction! I'm sure you'll enjoy it! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Good time! Getting your hands made into wax became a little pricey after paying the get in and all the additional colors and lettering on the hands. They did have some new changes, which were nice, but could use a little more updating.

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

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for your review! We are glad to read that you had a good experience and we are committed to constantly updating and improving. We hope that you will come back to see us again soon and we hope that you enjoy your hand! Thank you! More 

Dallas, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was moderately entertaining, at best. The young lady who we purchased tickets from in the front was unhelpful and had a bad attitude. There WAS a young lady working (I think her name was Sam?) who assisted us and was just awesome The exhibits were pretty cheesy, and the only part we really enjoyed was the very top, where... More 

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

Michael O, We would like to apologize for your experience with us. We are always looking for ways of improvement and we hope to improve to enhance others experience with us. We will have to talk with some employees about how guests are the most important thing to our business. We expect our guests to be treated and helped as... More 

Georgetown, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have had the pleasure of visiting Ripley's Believe it or Not museum several times over the years. It is always interesting to see the strange and interesting things that are in the museum. It isn't a place I would visit every trip, but I do like to go every couple of years to see if anything has changed. My... More 

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

Smkymtnlover, We love to hear that you have visited us several times and that you have enjoyed our museum every time! We hope that you keep returning and having fun. We can't wait to have you back. Thank you! More 

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