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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium

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Address: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: +1 865-436-5096
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The only place in Gatlinburg where you'll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall...

The only place in Gatlinburg where you'll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall Transformer 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!

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A few exhibits were really fun or interesting. My kids liked the interactive room, more of that would be great. They did have some interesting things but I thought it was also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am normally not a huge fan of Ripley's, not sure why, just never really got into it as a child and this was not the kind of place my parents would take us on a vacation. My family and I really enjoyed the many "interesting" things we were able to see. There are way too many to mention and... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A few exhibits were really fun or interesting. My kids liked the interactive room, more of that would be great. They did have some interesting things but I thought it was also lacking. I even thing is for sure, I am glad I never had to wear one of those chastity belts!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The family really enjoyed the odd exhibits and interactive things. It is one of the only Ripley's attractions that is worth the price of admission in Gatlinburg.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was alright. We won't go back. It was hard to navigate, and the exhibits were okay. I wouldn't write home about this one. Granted there were a few good things but most of it was just alright. It was just ehh.

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Thank Raeannenetral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On our vacation we went to the Ripley believe it or not. It was so cool everywhere you turn is another attraction. They even have a scavenger hunt with your phone with free WiFi of course. Also if you find all the items on the scavenger hunt you get free candy. There's so many things for kids and adults to... More 

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Ottoville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place may be ok for kids. It needs a good cleaning. Not clean at all. Most exhibits were not well done and really cheesy.

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Thank betty w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've never been to a Ripleys museum before. I wasn't sure what to expect. It was bigger than I anticipated with multiple floors. The first half was mostly artifacts and the second half was more interactive. My kids, 5 and 8 loved the second half. We bought the 2 add on tickets when we bought tickets to the aqarium. I'd... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a neat attraction. Most Ripley's museums are the same but our kids had never been in one so we went again. It had as spooky area that was cool but my 4 year old was a little nervous (my husband took him ahead and he was fine, it was a quick walk through). The kids enjoyed the different... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love odd things, every Ripley attraction interests me. It was pricey for me, my mom, my dad and my sister for something that took I would say only 30 minutes to look at...even taking our time, but I still loved it regardless! If you love odd things, as I do then for sure check it out.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed several hours here. Very interesting things. Some pretty weird and some very educational. We laughed quite a bit and just really enjoyed this place. They have an elevator for those unable to walk up stairs. I would not recommend some parts for young children. Overall we really enjoyed this place.

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