Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Gatlinburg, TN

800 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Overview

Guests of Ripley’s® Believe It or Not! Odditorium can explore the venue’s fascinating 12,500-square-foot museum, showcasing 13 huge galleries with more than 500 bizarre artifacts from around the globe. From an eight-legged buffalo and a shrunken human head, to a two-headed calf and more, this strange and intriguing attraction is ideal for visitors of all ages to experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • Third floor recently renovated to add more interactive attractions.
  • Plan 1.5 hours for tours.
  • Located in Downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Features over 500 unusual and incredible artifacts from around the world in hands-on interactive exhibits.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

Joan B.

Many bizarre items, unique art pieces, games and interactive displays. Take time to read the informative placards with each exhibit. Great indoor family fun, especially on a rainy or hot afternoon. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb a few stairs.

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Description

from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Gatlinburg
Visit the Strangest Place in Gatlinburg! Experience the Odd & Weird World of Robert L. Ripley, Adventurer and Cartoonist, that inspired the hit TV show! Explore 13 huge galleries, over 500 Unusual and Incredible Artifacts from around the World! Bizarre curiosities, cool interactives and new videos for hours of Family Fun!

Located on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, just before traffic light #8.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

16 Reviews
Alesha W.
West Liberty, KY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Pretty fun"
August, 2016
I was pretty impressed. Exhibits were fun and my kids really enjoyed it.
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Tip: Bring strollers.

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Anita S.
Frankfort, KY
3 Reviews
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"Family Fun"
July, 2016
The last time we visited our kids were 2 and 3, now 8 and 9. They had a blast. Only trouble we had was waiting on a manager to process our vouchers.
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Sherri Mae
Lumberton, MS
6 Reviews
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"Loved it"
March, 2016
My son, 17, is still talking about this place. That makes my heart smile :) I was able to get several pictures and will try to share some. This was a very interesting tour. We booked it on a rainy day so that we would be inside and it was perfect because we spent a couple hours at least. The museum exit brings you into an arcade so that is even more fun for the kids.
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Tip: make sure you're ready to spend money at the arcade :)

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Janeen S.
Tuttle, OK
4 Reviews
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"Interesting to say the least"
October, 2015
We had to cancel one of our reservation and had a credit it use so we choose the Ripley's Believe It or Not. It was very interesting and entertaining. I would recommend this for all ages. There's a couple of rooms of interactive stuff, fun for kids and adults.
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Tip: Take your time and enjoy. Believe It or Not! It was fun.

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Starr Phoenix
Lexington, KY
1 Review
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"Good for kids"
October, 2015
I found Ripleys a little faded and worn. The interactive exhibits (shadow wall and games room) were the most fun. But mostly I was bored and underwhelmed. As a kid, this place was cool. But I think it needs a facelift in order to be relevant and competitive w the more modern attractions.
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Tip: If you're afraid of the dark there are some areas you won't enjoy in this exhibit.

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Neketta Pollard
Lucasville, OH
6 Reviews
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"Very interesting"
October, 2015
We enjoyed all the exciting mysteries that we saw and read about. It was what we expected and had a nice, relaxing time away from the busy world outside.
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Tip: Loads of interesting things to read about and a chance to actually take it easy.

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Johnny Portis
Birmingham, AL
3 Reviews
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"Ripley's Museum Adventure"
October, 2015
This place truly was an extremely strange, over the top, but fun place to visit. There were some interesting exhibits to see and read about, but there were also some disturbing things that might not be age appropriate for young children. The scariest thing about this place is that everything that you read about on display was actually real! Believe it or not!
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Tip: You will need to prepare to walk many short stair cases and do a lot reading at the exhibits. I wouldnt reccomend taking really young children.

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Michaela Johnson
Louisville , KY
3 Reviews
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"OK, Not for Kids"
April, 2015
My husband and I saw some interesting items, it wasnt worth the fare. My kids didnt like it not one bit (12,9,7 year olds). We killed some time just not at the price we would have liked. If you have kids I would skip it.
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Tip: if you do go get the combo pass

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Kayla E
Denham Springs
"Only for kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2017 NEW
We knew it was going to be a kids thing but we usually like that kind of thing. It was interesting and creepy at times. At least we can say we went. We will have to go back when we have kids that age to bring.
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Ashley R
Leicester, United Kingdom
"Could do with an update"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
I'm a big Ripley's Believe It or Not fan. That said, this is the first time I've been in over 10 years and I was a little surprised to see nothing had really changed. It could do with a slight upgrade. Not so much of an upgrade that it loses the charm it's had for years, but maybe some new information.
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sgpjroh
Oberlin, Ohio
"Not bad on a rainy day"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
We did Ripley's Believe it or Not! odditorium on our vacation during the Hurricane Irma time. We did the package deal and this was the third stop for us on our rainy day adventure. This was way better than doing Guiness Book Records museum. Look for coupons or get trapped into the package deals they offer. Its a bit over priced but so is every touristy thing. Whether you "Believe it or not", many of these items in this attraction are fun to look at. I like the fact that you read and watch something, move along, and occasionally do some hands on activities. The it
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Sharon A
"Amazing attraction. Spend 3 hours there. Could have spend another 3 for sure!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2017 NEW
really near, interactive place for kids and adults. We had a great time and would totally do it again!
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mohsaad2017
Cairo, Egypt
"Interesting!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2017 NEW
Very interesting and funny place to visit, especially if you have kids. They liked the upside down room!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Gatlinburg

What can I find inside?
Inside the Gatlinburg Museum you find everything from an authentic shrunken head, to the world’s rarest egg, two headed animals, spinning tunnel and unique works of art. The Odditorium consist of 12 themed galleries containing over 500 mind boggling exhibits, oddities and curiosities.

How long does it take to tour the Odditorium?
Allow at least 45 minutes to an hour (or longer) to tour the Odditorium.

May I take pictures?
Yes, Pictures are allowed, and Ripley's has several great picture opportunities throughout the Odditorium, including a Transformer made of used car parts, the Fattest Man, a Giant Tire, Robert Wadlow the Tallest Man, and Cinderella Chair

Where can I park?
There are various pay parking lots in front of the Odditorium as well as on either side street beside the Odditorium.

Is the Odditorium wheelchair accessible?
The Odditorium is wheelchair and stroller friendly, with an elevator for guest to use.