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Guinness World Records Museum, Gatlinburg

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Home to a number of oddities and superlative artifacts, Guinness World Records Museum in Gatlinburg gives you the chance to see the notable items up close. As you wander the museum's themed areas, including sports, animals, food, and human beings, you'll find memorabilia of record-holders as well as some of the objects involved. Wall-mounted displays and informational boards detail the records and pertinent facts, and some, such as the world's tallest man exhibit, allow you to compare yourself to these extremes. Fans of famous record-breaking figures, such as Michael Jordan and Elvis Presley, can find their accomplishments on display. Use our Gatlinburg family vacation planner to visit Guinness World Records Museum on your trip to Gatlinburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was our (me, my husband and our 4 yr old son) 1st time here and we were a bit skeptical after the experience we had just had at Ripley's Odditorium. However, the attendant here told us that we wo...  more »
  • We got the special where we can do several things for one price, and after spending the day walking around. This was interesting. Take your time to read all the facts, it's not large so you won't spen...  more »
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  • Not worth the money. Was basically like they took pages from the book and posted them on the wall, with an arcade at the end. The staff was all very friendly though! The wrist bands are made of fabric and only tighten! Very dangerous! When I tried to get it off it just kept tightening till my blood flow was cut off to my hand! The rubix cube solving robot at the entrance was the only neat thing.
  • Part of the Ripley package deal.OK in that case.Fun in basement with games.But would never pay just for it.Out of date stuff. You can look it up on web.
  • Everything could be seen online. Had ONE cool thing that was modeled to scale and you could see that outside. Don't waste your money.
  • Broken exhibits and some blatant falsehoods, like the age of the universe in light-years (unit of distance). Amusing collection of facts, but why bother stating the windiest place with a metric like max MPH as a place different than the highest land windspeed (also max MPH)? It's like this science centric museum wasn't curated by a scientist.
  • We had fun at the World Record museum. It was considerably shorter than the other Ripley's attractions we did though. Many of the interactive exhibits were down. Still, seeing the worlds fastest, smallest, tallest, biggest, and best was good fun.