Guests of Ripley’s® Believe It or Not! Museum can explore the venue’s fascinating 12,500-square-foot Odditorium, 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.
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Somehow when you add Ripley's name it just makes things better. It's very interesting with live like figures, portraits and interactive activities for children. They also learned a lot of interesting thing about history that are hard to explain without seeing it. Lasting memories for sure. Be ready to video everything.
Ripley's Believe or Not Museum had its perks but also some faults. It definitely had some interesting content, especially at the beginning. It was set up pretty cool & had a lot of intrigue. The hologram or Ripley talking to you at the beginning as well as a lot of the figures and interesting details they had were really awesome. However, the deeper you got into it it seemed like they were just trying to stretch as much as they could. The last fourth of the museum lacked a lot. The main reason I didn't give it at least 4 stars though was the staff members were really rude. Thats sad to say considering we only dealt with two!! They were both rude & seemed like they just wanted u to leave. Definitely worth a one time stop though. A lot of interesting stuff and a few things you probably won't forget.
Was given a handicap accessible key but very difficult to find way around, especially upon exit. When someone cannot do stairs was glad they had the elevator but still have to do 2 flights upon exit. Better explanation & signs would be helpful
This place is packed with neat and unusual things to see. It is also interactive. We had a really good time here. Make sure to check out the bathrooms because there are things to view in there as well. This is just a really neat attraction. If you have a smart phone play the games. I only wish they had a gift shop.
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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.
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