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Pretty out dated

This looks like a really cool place from the out side but when you get inside it shows its age of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
U6219WWchristinew
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Lima, Ohio
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My son enjoyed it...I did not.

If you are interested in illusions, you've most likely already seen everything there. I took my... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
222merryl
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Sullivan, Indiana
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“Pretty out dated ”
Oct 15, 2018
“My son enjoyed it...I did not.”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This looks like a really cool place from the out side but when you get inside it shows its age of how long it has been here. Alot of things are out dated and need to be fixed would not recommend spending your time and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

If you are interested in illusions, you've most likely already seen everything there. I took my son, who was 9, and he thought it was all very neat. It was worth it to me to see his happiness, but I would have been completely let...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 222merryl
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This place is a complete joke. It takes less than five minutes to walk through this and to see everything. All of the "illusions" they have to offer are either in the form of paper hung from the walls that you read, or "interactive" illusions...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

First, the illusions that they provided many of them I saw it in grade school back in the 50s. It was very dark, and difficult to read the descriptions of some of the Illusions, many of which were actual magic tricks which I would not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Four of us were looking for something to do to get out of the rain and decided to stop in here. Unfortunately we didn’t look at any reviews beforehand. We walked into an old musty hallway that took us about 5-6 minutes to walk though...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This was the worst thing we spent money on in Gatlinburg. Smelled musty! Everything was from the 80's. It was so stupid. Do not waste your money! If I could give it zero stars, I would. Took us less than 7 minutes to go through.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Do not ever, under any circumstances purchase a ticket to this dump, the only reason I went in is because the girl working the booth called us over and said she hadn't had a single person come through on her shift and told us to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KevinMuir
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The lady was super nice . It took us about 30-40 mins to walk through. It is cheesy and nothing that is suprising for the most part. I had high hopes and wish they would put in a little more effort with the exhibits

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Christy P
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Way to much for the amount of stuff inside. Half of the stuff you can see on Facebook! Generic displays, would not recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jcaulk31
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I wish that I had bothered to read the reviews. Then, I could have saved time and money. This place was horrible. Cheap effects. Mainly copies of old illusions on the walls. Didn’t take 15 minutes to see it all.

Date of experience: July 2018
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