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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
Phone Number: +1 865-436-5096
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
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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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Definitely Odd, but Entertaining

The one in Gatlinburg is titled "Oddities" and it surely lives up to it's name. It had alot of cute interactive games, puzzles and exhibits. We went with my nephews, ages 10 and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The one in Gatlinburg is titled "Oddities" and it surely lives up to it's name. It had alot of cute interactive games, puzzles and exhibits. We went with my nephews, ages 10 and 6 and they LOVED it. Also, my 6 year old nephew is autistic and this attraction in comparison to others he enjoyed the most; he could go... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this much more when I was younger....Haven't been in years, and it seemed to be lacking something....I think my kids enjoyed it though, and that's what matters.

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Bedford, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit, but I must say personally I was not impressed. This attraction is quite pricey for what it is. If you are into death, vampire, and cemetery scenes then you would enjoy. Will not be visiting again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of expensive, kind of interesting. Not great for small kids but the teens seemed to like it. Overall it's worth it but a little pricey for the experience.

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Bedford, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked out the Ripleys oddities museum over Thanksgiving weekend. There was a lot of interesting things to see. The one thing we did not care for was the amount of stairs. My father has problems with his hips and legs and cannot do a lot of stairs. There was a elevator however we did not see it until we... More 

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Havana, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun because went with family. Having been to the Orlando site -- this was pretty much the same. Good if you have never done one.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't ever been to Believe it or not it is kind of neat. I have been to the Myrtle Beach location before. The two are practically identical.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still my go-to place in Gatlinburg. Been going there since I was 6 and now taking my kids to enjoy the very special kinda weird only Ripley's can do. If you like funny facts and weird exhibits... you won't be disapointed... I promise.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was lured in by the Ripley name but ended up paying $50 to meander through odd and sometimes uncomfortable exhibits with my 8 year old. We do like carney and tattoo lifestyles, but we thought there would be a bit more things inside. It didn't get 1 star rating bc there were a few games and activities that my... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 5 and 9 year old to Ripleys and they had a blast. Lots of displays, and many hands on, and interactive activities too. Takes about an hour to go through. Make sure to get discount tickets.

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