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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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A little weird

There are some fun activities for kids near the top floor, but the other things were what I expected - a little strange.

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Gordonsville, Virginia
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Gordonsville, Virginia
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27 reviews
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There are some fun activities for kids near the top floor, but the other things were what I expected - a little strange.

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Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
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Visited with my husband and nephew. It's kinda run down and not much to it. Be ready to climb stairs more than to look around. If my husband didn't get in free wouldn't go back. My nephew wasn't impressed with it.

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It was a one time deal. Kids somewhat enjoyed it. We bought as a package deal when going to the aquarium.

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Seymour, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting items. Buy the Ripley's package so you can do it all! Love watching the tongue video and the dance shadows!

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Thank tkauffman
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My husband and I went through this museum on our honeymoon. It was a fun thing to do while walking around Gatlinburg!

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Thank Amanda Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were not impressed by the museum. A lot of the displays felt rather pedestrian and forced. Kids would enjoy this place but as for us, it wasn't really for us. Rather boring and not really worth the price of admission.

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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Very pushy person working the desk trying to sell other things. 3 levels of some interesting things. I would suggest if you go find discount coupons. Lots of stairs! When you make it to the exit. It lets you out into the arcade.

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Jacksonville, Illinois
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Not laid out well, easy to miss large sections with no way of getting back. And sales clerk very pushy about selling other offers

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with our kids ages 3 and 6, loved this museum. It had tons of interesting artifacts, but also activities for the kids to enjoy.

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Bainbridge, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time here. There were a lot of interesting things. But it was rather repetitive and had lots of stairs.

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