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Ripley's Believe It or Not, Gatlinburg

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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. Put Ripley's Believe It or Not and other Gatlinburg attractions into our Gatlinburg tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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As gateway to one of the country's major national parks, Gatlinburg offers plenty of economical rooms to satisfy the needs and budgets of most travelers. Good-value motels remain the best option for those looking for adventure in the great outdoors. If you need more than just a decent bed, consider the area's cabin rentals, which provide loads of space and unparalleled privacy. Alternatively, reserve a site at one of many local campgrounds to experience the Great Smoky Mountains at night.
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  • Our group of six (three teenager 16, 18 and 19 plus 52, 66 and 70) spent a couple of hours here and everyone enjoyed it. It's move at your own pace and there are lots of unique and fun things to see. ...  more »
  • Our family enjoyed walking through this museum. We learned interesting facts about the exhibits as well as the life of Mr. Ripley. We would have liked for it to be even more interactive but definitely...  more »
  • My 12 year old son insisted on going here, and we gave in. It was pretty pricey, and the displays were pretty cheesy for the most part. My son quickly lost interest, because most of the displays requi...  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...