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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
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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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Fun for all ages!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 graveyard, but loads of fun.

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We all greatly enjoyed this. A humorous, fun outing. Good for the entire family. Some scary stuff for younger ones, but not too bad.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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 all had fun with the scavenger hunt on our cell phones and would recommend you do it as you go through the... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ripley's museums always deliver. We have been to a few of them across the country and enjoy every one of them. The museum is extremely informative and has interesting exhibits. There are even a few interactive exhibits and puzzles for the kids (or adults). This is a great activity for a couple hours. Definitely worth the visit.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here during a period of rain. It wasn't too crowded so we had time to see all the exhibits. We had a good time kidding our granddaughter about some of the exhibits. She took it all in fun and liked the experience.

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Thank TennesseeTravel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun place and much bigger than it looks from the outside. It had a few interactive things geared toward the kiddos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of interesting things to see. We took our time. Requires a lot of reading. We had fun posing in the shadow room. We had our wax hands done too.

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Kennett, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed Ripley's Believe It or Not! It kept two teen-age girls entertained and I found it quite interesting myself! This is an activity that the whole family can enjoy!

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Katrie_Zoe, Thank you for the fantastic review! We can't wait to have you back! More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to learn and see! It was a decent price when packaged with the other ripleys attractions. Great for kids!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a little cheesy and a bit out of date, but I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

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