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Ripley's Believe It or Not, Gatlinburg

(2.9/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • This was a great family outing. I remember going to a similar museum in FL with my grandparents as a child and I wanted to share that with my daughter. It was wonderful. A little spooky in the graveya...  more »
  • We all greatly enjoyed this. A humorous, fun outing. Good for the entire family. Some scary stuff for younger ones, but not too bad. 
  • We often have a hard time finding things our 6 year old and 12 year old will both like and this was definitely one of those things!!! They both enjoyed the museum and all the interactive exhibits. We ...  more »
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  • This place is great for younger kids, but adults exposed to the Internet have already seen or heard about most of the interesting facts. That being said, it's still exciting to see the collection of items, but there wasn't anything groundbreaking to see. Most of the little puzzles and games are designed for a younger crowd.
  • Nice attraction. Got to know few things which are really amazing. Staff is very friendly and provided good deal. Work watching it. Enjoy your time.
  • I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would-lots of hands on stuff for kids and adults to enjoy-about 2 hours is more than enough time to see Everything and play with the hands on entertainment. Nearby to the aquarium and other attractions so you can park once.
  • A fun, if dated, exhibit. Not really worth the high price of admission. Check out the aquarium (also owned by Ripley's) instead!
  • Good time, great price with the aquarium ticket combos! I loved that they had shorter signs talking about the objects. Takes too long sometimes to read the longer explanations.