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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium

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Address: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
Phone Number: +1 865-436-5096
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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 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!

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We went here to wait out the rain it was only $25 for all 5 of us so not bad but you can walk the whole thing in 10 mins. Kids was kinda not impressed

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Keeda j
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LaGrange, Georgia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here on vacation with our kids. We all had fun and enjoyed ourselves. Prices are reasonable for a family. We love visiting this place.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really neat stop that any traveler coming through Gatlinburg has to visit. It's a perfect way to spend an hour or two away from the crowded walking streets, especially during the heat of summer and cold of winter! Great for people of all ages, my husband and I enjoyed it just as much as our three children-12, 12, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here to wait out the rain it was only $25 for all 5 of us so not bad but you can walk the whole thing in 10 mins. Kids was kinda not impressed

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Thank Keeda j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have a lot of neat things to see and read but if you can't read, the things you see don't make that much sense. I have 4 kids under the age of 10 and my two oldest can read but the two younger ones can't and this place did not keep their attention for long. So go with kids... More 

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Wappapello, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My third most favorite place in Gatlinburg. Plan on spending at least two hours here and let the kids play with the giant Light Bright. There is a lot of interactive displays and it's air conditioned so it's a great visit for the mid-day heat. Watch out for the ghost...

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Thank RickW1966
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was fun for our whole family, many odd items to see and read about. Ring the bell in the one room and whatever you do don't open the chest. Loads of fun!

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Lilburn, Ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ripley's Odditorium is ok, the price is not too high, but in 2016 it just comes across as in great need of being updated. If you have twenty buck a person and an hour to spend this exhibit is ok, and it is better than some of the other exhibits in Gatlinburg, but in 2016 it is so dated you... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a perfect place to visit with teenagers on a rainy day in Gatlinburg. There was amazing historical displays as well as some fun interactive opportunities for kids of all ages even mom and dad We were having so much fun that we lost track of time and spent almost 3 1/2 hours here I recommend this attraction as... More 

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Thank ToddR796
Detroit, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Maybe other people might enjoy this attraction, but I hated it. It was super expensive ($18) and there was absolutely nothing there. A lot of photographs with long descriptions, gross dummies, and other boring junk. Not worth it at all. I couldn't get out fast enough.

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Thank K X
Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, responded to this review

K X, Thank you for sharing your review with us. While we're disappointed that you didn't enjoy your time, we appreciate the feedback all the same. We hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future! More 

Charleston SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did one of these years ago but my 8year old really wanted to go so I took her. You can buy tickets discounted online. Saw interesting stuff and played some fun mind games. Try the coin operated foot massager in the stairwell it was really awesome!

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Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, responded to this review

Ready2Goanytime, Thank you for the review! We're happy to see that you had a great time! We hope you'll come back and visit again! More 

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