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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
+1 865-436-5096
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My husband and I did this. It was so neat and eccentric. We saw and learned so much. There is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Melissa P
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It was OK..

Our family visited May 2017 before the reno began. The kiddos did have fun. Why I gave it a 3 is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CShel90
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Greenville, Kentucky
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The only place in Gatlinburg where you'll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall superhero sculpture made of scrap car parts, an authentic vampire killing kit, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and a wicked spinning vortex tunnel!
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did this. It was so neat and eccentric. We saw and learned so much. There is exhibits of things that people had done and how they done it. Very wowed by most of all of it. Definitely something I would do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited May 2017 before the reno began. The kiddos did have fun. Why I gave it a 3 is because that place was really confusing layout wise. I wish it had come with a brochure map to make sure we were going to...More

Thank CShel90
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were supposed to go to a broadway show earlier that night . We accidentally got tickets for the wrong night so we were looking for things to do . We went to go check out Ripleys believe it or not but...More

Thank Taylor R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get numerous passes to all the Ripley's for a decent price. Many unique findings in BION. My son and I enjoy, my husband does not.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went there on our gandson's Birthday. I feel that it was not really worth the money. It was extremely disappointing as we grew up as kids always hearing about Ripley's Believe It or Not or reading the comic books. If you want to spend...More

Thank Robert D
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Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Robert D, Hi Robert. We've been closed for a renovation for several months now. When was your visit, and to ensure accuracy, you did visit our Gatlinburg location, correct? You can email me back at Indelicato@ripleys.com Thank you.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We would have loved visiting Ripleys believe it or not museum, however, they are currently closed for remodeling, the entire outside of the building has scaffolding erected around it, “believe it or not”! They plan on being reopened summer 2018 with a new updated look...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

It was crowded while we were there but that's just Gatlinburg. Upon entering, you are given a card that you can set up to use to try to break a record. There are a lot of interactive activities to do and they make you believe...More

Thank Angie S
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

I always loved this show when it was on TV. Most of the things in the museum, I remember seeing on the show(s), but it was still a cool stop. Would recommend seeing.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We all loved this place. Our boys are ages 10 & 6 and they both enjoyed it. There was a lot to do. You can do the interactive exhibits over & over again which was a plus! You get a “card” & can make your...More

Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

This place is fun for all ages.it has so many interesting things to do for everyone. You have games and a lot learning* inside this place.

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Mollie B
May 25, 2018|
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Response from scottaC4218ND | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still under upgrade - it was closed in February. Here is the contact info for the Odditorium: Phone (865) 436-5096
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billy c
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Suzanne D | Property representative |
We don't have a coupon on-line for just the museum. There are coupons in the market for $1 off, but the best deal that we have right now is the "Thank you for traveling" special which is $5 off any upick combination ticket... More
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December 10, 2016|
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Response from RASMPhillips | Property representative |
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the other Ripley's / Guinness attractions in Gatlinburg did survive the wildfires. Most of the businesses and attractions on the Parkway in town survived and opened for business yesterday... More
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