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“POC” 1 of 5 stars
Review of World of Illusions

World of Illusions
On the Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-9701
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Ranked #42 of 48 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“POC”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

This is a dump, it should be torn down and made into a public restroom, but I wouldn't be surprised if people don't already do that.

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Cambridge, UK
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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“This was disappointing, but I'd like to explain...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The exhibit is overpriced and a little shabby, yes, but this is an independent operation in the town the Ripley's want to own, so they need to be promoted.

There are some interactive sections and a couple are good, others are not so great, but it's so independently spirited that I came out feeling positively about it,

Visited September 2012
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Florida/Cincinnati
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What a joke!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

It's $8 a person and you go down a small hallway with some illusion pictures and a very large illusions behind glass but that is it! Not worth time or money please don't go it is a rip off and joke

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Tired, tacky, terrible waste of 15 minutes and $20.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Poorly lit, dirty, dated exhibits, many of which were not working or broken. The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce/Better Business Bureau should take the initiative to force operations like these to either clean up or shut down.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“So Bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Do yourself a favor...take whatever it would cost your family to get in and throw it in the toilet, then flush. It would cost the same....and you would be more entertained watching it go down the toilet.

But seriously... It was such a waste. We just stopped in on a whim to get cooled off on hot day. A/C was not even working, or not turned up. It is pitch black in there with just some mannequins set up representing different "illusions". Anything that was supposed to be interactive with the exception of the "Genie In The Bottle" illusion wasn't working.

I'm pretty sure my 7-year old aspiring magician does better illusions than this!

Visited June 2012
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