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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 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Younger audience=better

I think this probably appeals more to the kids. It was interesting at times and I enjoyed it. But, I didn't love this Ripley's Museum like I did the one I visited at age 12. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Ecru, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience getting to see all the unique things that people have done and accomplished. i really enjoyed it

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Thank ajbond92
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think this probably appeals more to the kids. It was interesting at times and I enjoyed it. But, I didn't love this Ripley's Museum like I did the one I visited at age 12. I did feel like some of the stuff I had seen before. Definitely do the combo ticket if you are going to the aquarium too...... More 

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Thank Sarah E
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were so many fun things to see and do in there! There are three floors, you can take an elevator up and then its following the whole thing back down. But beware, if you think you need to use the bathroom - do so when you start (it is on the 3rd floor) once you get back down, there... More 

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

RobinNCassady, Thanks for the review! I'm happy you enjoyed your visit! As far as the bathroom, we always try to accommodate​ as best as we can! Thanks again for sharing your feedback! More 

Cullman, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exhibits were cool and interesting, but I think it's time that they did some updating in there. All in all, we were entertained.

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Thank MrsWatwood
Gulfport, Mississippi
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to a Ripley's Museum. Must say there are some truly spooking things in there...some I wish I didn't know. Worth the visit. Not sure I'd do it again simply because I won't soon forget the things I saw or read about.

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Knoxville
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never turn down a trip to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Each time I see something I missed before. And don't forget to stop and do the tongue twister!

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Thank LissaC
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the one in Branson Missouri, and to tell the truth I like this one in Gattlinburg a lot better. The staff was very nice, and they upsold us on buying a package deal for the other attractions. The hologram in the bathroom was hilarious, but also scared me to death, so be aware if you scare... More 

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

Ryan O, Thank you for the great review! We hope to have you back! More 

San Jose, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on of my favorites as there is so much to see. My kids liked the giant chair. They also have a half human half fish ..way too many thing to list but will return again!!

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Thank Scott R
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went and had a blast. I think our kids would have loved it too. They had so many cool things, and it kept going forever. They had a lot of interactive things as well, like a HUGE operations game, and a life size lite-brite. It was a lot of fun.

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Thank Misty A
Apopka, Florida
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got tickets through Ripley's package deal at the aquarium because we had some free time. I must say it was a bit better than the Haunted Adventure but not much. I would not pay anything more than five dollars for this place. It does have some neat interactive displays. It is geared towards kids. They had some interesting facts... More 

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

William D, Thank you for sharing your review with us! We certainly value your input! We hope to have you back! More 

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