Ripley's Believe It or Not, Gatlinburg

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#3 of 10 in Museums in Gatlinburg
From two-headed animals to a Transformer made of used car parts, Ripley's Believe It or Not justifies its name with more than 500 odd and interesting objects. The items are displayed in 12 themed galleries. Other attractions include an aquarium, a 3-D movie theater, and miniature golf courses. Get a little lost in the mirror maze as you try to find the candy factory in the center. Adults and kids older than six can get a thrill at the haunted house, staffed with live actors. Combination tickets offer a discount. Plan a Gatlinburg trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • If you like facts, this is the place to come. It's very interesting and informative. It is a walking tour.  more »
  • My family and I had a great time at this Ripleys. The setup was great. It was not jut a bunch of facts! Although those were also included all over the place. This exhibit offered multiple believe it o...  more »
  • I found it had a lot of interesting exhibits. It is great for some people and not so much for others. Like a museum in that some exhibits will interest you more than others. Definitely loaded with a l...  more »
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  • There are so many interesting and unusual points in history to learn about. Some of the places that are spoken of no longer exist due to wars or changes through time! If you like to learn about history this would be a "must see."
  • A collection of the weird and the wonderful with a bit of a carnival sideshow atmosphere for some things. There are a few interactive exhibits as you walk through but mostly these are static exhibits where you read about the oddities. Takes around 90-120 minutes to go through it all. The is a cool souvenir where you can make a wax cast of your hands.
  • This was fun but not what I was expecting. It's fun for adults but it's more for families with older children. Has a lot to see inside and a lot of reading to know what you're looking at.
  • Always a fun, Amazing place. Yes, it is the most expensive of all the tourist things (other than the aquarium) but it is worth it. The t have a section for older traditions that is just creepy lol, some sections on spy gear, and then of course the bizarre stuff. It is worth going into. Expect to spend at least an hour in there...
  • First lady was extremely rude, they seem to spend more time outside smoking than actually doing the job, was very rude to us for interrupting her cigarette break after we kindly let her smoke one.. she lit another so I asked to go in. The. Someone refunded our money for a wax hand that the quality was the most uncared for.. the whole wax team informed me they couldn't do any better.. they didn't know what they were doing.. I will return because of one decent person...

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