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Guinness World Records Museum

631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
865-430-7800
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Ranked #62 of 68 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: See the Amazing Book come to Life through incredible displays, cool interactive games, trivia, themed galleries and video! Hundreds of Unbelievable... more » Owner description: See the Amazing Book come to Life through incredible displays, cool interactive games, trivia, themed galleries and video! Hundreds of Unbelievable Exhibits! Enjoy World Records from the amazing groups of Sports, Space, Animals, Food, Human Achievement and many more! Featured Memorabilia of Famous Record Holders including Elvis, Beatles, Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson and MUCH More! « less
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Flint, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a disappointment. If you've read the book, you don't need to walk through this place. It was crowded, and not at all interesting. There were a couple of interactive displays, but for the most part, there were just pictures and facts to read. I didn't have high expectations, but my son was really interested in going into this... More

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The boys wanted to go here. After being in for a couple minutes they said it wasn't what they expected. Mostly a bunch of facts on the wall. Just buy a book it'll be funner. Waste of money!

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records 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

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our kids begged to go into this as they love their copy of the book. We were all disappointed by the experience and just wanted to leave but felt somehow bound by the wasted money. This has the potential to be so much better and perhaps in 1996 it was. Today the lack of interactivity and antiquated displays all screamed... More

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records 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

Blountville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took the kids to see this exhibit. Take advantage of any and all discounts and coupons. It can get pricey really quick. We enjoyed being able to take the tour on our own pace. It's 3 stories high, so if you can't do stairs, avoid this exhibit. There's a lot of walking. Kids had a blast!

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I’m happy that you had a great experience! We hope to have you back soon! 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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I wasn't impressed by this place. I bought a combo pack of tickets and I'm glad that I didn't pay for it a la carte. My children were very frustrated by the end of the attraction because most of the interactive exhibits were out of order.

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I apologize for the experience that you had on your visit to our attraction, we are always committed to improving and your review will help us to do so. Thank you for letting us know about some of the interactive exhibits that are out of order. I hope that you will give us another opportunity.... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I don't believe I've ever felt as ripped off as I did after leaving this attraction. It's amazing to me it has been able to remain in business. Do yourself a favor, and if you really are interested in the Guinness book, just buy a copy at the book store. Most of this place is simply a dim lit hallway... More

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and letting us know about your experience. I apologize for the time that you had at our attraction and we are always committed to improving and we thank you for letting us know what we need to fix so that we are able to enhance our guests experience. Thank you! More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our 13 and 14 year old boys thought it was good. They said it was not just walk and read plaques but interactive stuff too.

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I am glad to read that your kids enjoyed their time at our attraction and we hope that you enjoyed your stay here in Gatlinburg! We hope that you will come back to see us again soon! Thank you! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very boring. Nothing but plaques on the wall. Maybe two interactive displays. Other than that very boring. Over priced for what it is! But they did have a great military discount. And I applaud any company that takes care of our military!

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I apologize for the experience that you had on your visit to 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

Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are so many other great attractions in the area, save your money on this one. Hardly any of the exhibits are interactive, and those that are didn't seem to work. Took my son here after much begging, and it wasn't long before he said 'This isn't what I expected, can we just skip the rest'.

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Dakota E, Manager at Guinness World Records Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I want to apologize for the experience that you and your family had on your visit to our attraction. We are committed to constantly improving and we hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Butler, TN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this museum today after my 10 year old begged to go. The best parts of the museum are the exhibits in the outside lobby that you can see for free. Most of the interactive displays were not in working order. The neatest display was the button collection display because you actually got to see the collection. Most of... More

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Mark I, Manager at Guinness World Records 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

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