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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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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - 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 were return visitors to this attraction and were a little disappointed that not much had changed. There were very few actual exhibits and a lot of reading. If you have time... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
aj5274
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Dunlap, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We purchased a combo pass with the Aquarium was a fun place to see different and strange things!!! Definitely a plus has air conditioning and was nice to get out of the heat on the strip!!! My husband loved it!

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Dunlap, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were return visitors to this attraction and were a little disappointed that not much had changed. There were very few actual exhibits and a lot of reading. If you have time to read every plaque, it's somewhat interesting. I hope that they update a little before we go back.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I decided to visit Ridleys enjoyed the time took a leisurely walk through read the plagues and participated when asked. I did the scavenger hunt and the hunt made the attraction more interesting. I really enjoyed the tour.

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Excel, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We got this as a package deal from going to the aquarium and us nor our kids really enjoyed this as well as some other things we could have done .

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gets stranger and stranger every turn very fun and shocking with mind twisting puzzles a must for everyone.

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Thank BMF70
Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, responded to this review

BMF70, Thank you for the fantastic review! We hope you'll come back and visit us again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to go if you have young children. Not babies. The price was reasonable and was overall fun. Be sure to go early if you want a wax hand mold. It takes an hour to set but you can come back to pick it up if you don't want to wait. Must be 6 years and up for that... More 

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Hot Springs, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is cool. A few of the exhibits are pretty dated, but most of it really cool. I particularly like the exhibit on crime. The dinosaur stuff is really cool too. The Berlin Wall sent a chill down my back. The kids had fun with optical illusions and the giant light brights. I wish they had a gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to start at Ripley's by trying to stop the floating, spinning granite ball out front. Moving thru the Odditorium can take hours if you stop and see all of the exhibits. We've enjoyed each time we've been, and have also visited the Wax Museum and Haunted adventure.

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Collins, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was so disappointed with the whole experience . Can't name one artifact that really impressed . A lot of the interactive displays were broken . Would only recommend this if tickets were free and it was a rainy day if not don't waste your time or money !

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

parselll, We will be closing down in November of this year for an extensive renovation of this facility. We hope that you will revisit our new, improved Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium in March 2017 when we reopen! More 

Fairview, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Odditorium is fun but it doesn't change very much. We visit every few years thinking something has changed but really the only thing that ever does is the outside ticketing area. Other than that I think it's been the same for the last 20 or so years. BUT if you've never seen it before, you should definitely check it... More 

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