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Guinness World Records Museum

Address: 631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Phone Number: 865-430-7800
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Ranked #41 of 48 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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!

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Grafton, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a lot of fun walking through here reading all of the interesting facts! We also really enjoyed the interactive activities they had throughout. It was really neat!

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

Jessica K, We would like to thank you for your review! We are very glad to read that you enjoyed all of the activities that we had to offer for you at our attraction and reading about all of the records broken! We actually have some records broken at that museum and they are very entertaining to watch. We hope... More

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have been here 3 times because of family coming in and they want to see it. The second time we went through we noticed they have a 'Jasper' stone that is NOT a jasper. It is an African Ruby, we finished the museum and then told the person working the desk that the stone was named wrong. She took... More

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

McCoyfamily, Thank you for informing me of this. I will give this to the overall manager of the guinness so that it can go straight to him and hopefully he can get this corrected as soon as possible. He is working on updating the attraction to make for a better experience but we will get this done. We hope to... More

Beaufort, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The place looks pretty cool from the outside. When we walked in we were disappointed. The beginning has some interesting facts but really needs to be updated. Not far into the museum it gets much better. It is interactive and has some things that are really cool. It is something that is worth doing once but probably not over and... More

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

Keeleyanddoaklymom, We would like to thank you for your review! We are glad to read that you enjoyed our museum. We are working on improving and updating and we hope that you will come back to see us again soon. Thank you! More

Mars Hill, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After visiting other Ripley's attractions in the area we thought we would visit here as one of our Aquarium + 2 combo ticket choices. The offerings were not that impressive and we were a little disappointed; there were several descriptions next to displays that had misspellings and inaccurate information. For example, Jurassic Park was released in 1993, not 1983. I... More

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

David B, I am glad that you let us know about this so that we are able to fix our mistakes. There should have been none in the first place but thank you for informing us! We hope that you had a great vacation and I apologize for your experience you had at our attraction. We are committed to improving... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It took us about 15-20 min to walk through. It didn't really offer much, especially not for young children. Don't waste your money!

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

Momof3wildboys, I want to apologize for your experience at our attraction. We never like to read when people have a bad time here, we want to make all of our guests have a better vacation. We are always looking for ways and trying to improve our attraction. We hope that you will give us another opportunity! Thank you! More

mckenzie, tn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I thought it would have a lot more of the real things there. Instead it was a lot of pictures and papers on the walls with the information about the record. Disappointed.

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

brandi t, I want to apologize for the experience that you had. We are working on improving this attraction to enhance every guests experience. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My family and I bought the combo of 2 attractions and the aquarium when staying in Gatlinburg. My grandma uses a wheelchair so this made our experience even worse, after a small hallway we had to take her back through the attraction where a worker had to walk us through the back of the building to get to the elevator... More

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

Tyler N, I apologize for the experience that you had at our attraction. We are always looking for ways to improve so that we can enhance every guests experience and to help them have a better vacation. We hope you had an overall fun vacation and will give us another opportunity. Thank you! More

Tennessee
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This was not very exciting. The employees looked miserable and were not helpful. The exhibits were not very good replicas. We found ourselves very bored.

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Mark I, Manager at Guinness World Records Museum, responded to this review

TnCampers, Can you please send an email to indelicato@ripleys.com? I hope you can give me some more information about your experience. Thank you! More

Severna Park
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you get the package deal - Ripley's Aquarium was well worth the price of admission. The Guinness Book of World Records was not worth it. Very disappointing. We expected to see more artifacts instead of mostly plaster casts and placards.

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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been to a lot of Ripley's museums around the US, this was by far the worst I've ever been to. It seemed like something out of an old travelling fair. I felt like I needed a shower after walking through it!

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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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