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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
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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 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 .

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Excel, Alabama
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Excel, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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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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 1 week 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I personally didn't really enjoy it, not that there is anything wrong with it. Just not really for me. We got it in a three pack with the aquarium, world record museum and believe it or not. This was my least favorite.

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

Chadwell14, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We appreciate the feedback, and hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future! More 

Southside, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One visit is enough. I see no need to return. It is obvious that nothing is ever added or changed. If you walk through without reading all the information on the exhibits you can be in and out in less than an hour.

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

nonnie2lilmac, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wizards play tonight can you believe it or not it was the insurance in place it was just started in place there's a place that you really have to think about it's good for all ages even the people is over 60 my mom looked

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