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“Not so bad” 4 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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Dittmer, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Not so bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Honestly I don't understand All the bad reviews sure it's a little dated sure it can use better effects. Price wasn't all that bad and it kept my kids attention

Visited August 2014
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Tennessee
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181 reviews 181 reviews
66 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Please don't waste your time going into the World of Illusions. This place is a total waste of prime real estate in Gatlinburg. Do not get suckered in there! It's really tiny inside. Seriously when you get to the end, you'll have a moment of "REALLY"??? Then you'll realize you just wasted money for nothing. The most interesting parts are the pictures on the wall, but if you have email, there's a 90% chance you've already seem them.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“NO”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I can't believe this place is still in business. What a waste of time and money. They lure people in to a world of broken illusions. Don't spend your money save it for something you will enjoy

Visited July 2014
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Bristol TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Wait, this is a joke..... right?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

OKAY....... I've never been to this place based on it's reviews.
We finally went last night (my 5 year old wanted to go and my mom, her grammy, paid for us all to go). I said okay, sure... can't be THAT bad, right?
HOLY CRACKER JACKS.
First off, the "family special" which is $22 is ONLY for immediate family. We had to beg the woman to let us in with the family rate because my mom was paying. This "family rate" is only for families like, husband, wife and children... so since I was married, my mom technically wasn't family anymore?? Weird. O_o
This place.... was LITERALLY the smallest, worst, outdated "attraction" I've EVER seen. I honestly don't know how this place is STILL here! I'm no good with math, but I'd say the ENTIRE museum is about 200 square feet. It's very dark and creepy... my 2 year old AND 6 year old were terrified. 90% of the things inside are small picture "illusions" on the walls. I would be embarrassed to own this 1970's hole in the wall. Entire time spent inside there was about 15 minutes... and we were dragging it out.
JUST HORRIFFIC. We came out laughing we were in such shock! Even as I sit here I'm just in awe at the fact that this place exists!
If you want to visit a REAL attraction, hit up EVERY Ripley's attraction you can. They are WELL worth the money. We've been to the Ripley's aquarium and museum at LEAST 20 times each. Worth it every time.

Visited July 2014
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Athens, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Disgusted!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Family special is $22. Showed up with my family... my sister, and our kids. Special is only available for a mom, dad, and children. We had a total of two adults (immediate family, mind you) and three kids, ages 3, 5, and 7 (plus infant). No more no less than a mom and dad family but because we were sisters, we would have to pay double. Asked for a manager - shocking, nobody available to talk to. Asked what he would have done if we were two moms in a gay marriage and he acted disgusted. Later said we could have lied to get the deal, a real nice guy!! Needless to say, we left. Talked to some locals and they said don't waste your money. Glad we didnt.

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