Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn

Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn
88 River Rd Gatlinburg, , Tennessee 37738
1-800-987-9852  
Detail Most people spend 1-2 hours touring the Believe it or Not Museum.
Detail The pass is for Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies + 2 other Ripley's Attractions. You may choose the Believe It or Not Museum as one of your attractions.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn Schedule Schedule
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Camel Bone Carving at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum Gatlinburg

Whether you're into antique barber shop chairs for kids, animals with two heads or even an extra set of legs, paintings and caricatures created from phone books and candy, you will not regret making the decision to visit Ripley's museum! Containing hundreds of interesting, funny, and scary artifacts, there's something for everyone around every corner!

You wouldn't think you could see so many interesting, odd things all in one building! The exterior looks like something out of a horror film, cracked and falling all over the place, representing the survival of a massive earthquake that made the Mississippi River reverse for a few days. Inside, taking up the entire three story building, so many oddities await your gaze, including a small, alien like mermaid, a portrait of Bob Marley created out of cassette tape, a giant Buddha made from over a million dollars worth of recycled money, and much more! There's something for everyone at Ripley's, including some things you wish you could un-see.

Strange human conditions stand tall, and sometimes not so tall, as wax figures displaying their intriguing diseases or mutations for you to explore and study, if you have the guts to get close enough to look! You can even look at eclectic Tribal groups and their neat body modifications, such as lip plates and neck rings, as well as tools, masks, and items used in religious practices. In the lobby, Optimus Prime stands tall for you to see in all of his mechanic glory. You can also see a tree trunk with mountain goat horns protruding from it, where the horns had been basically eaten by the wood over hundreds of years. Another strange thing you can see is a wax "death mask" taken of a man chased by the FBI for three months! You can also see things like Charles Manson's prison shirt, sushi made from dryer lint, and a train model made of matchsticks.

This museum is full of the strange things seen and collected over the many years of Robert Ripley's life. He would be proud of just how amazing and strange his legacy has become over the years. You can even meet a hologram of the genius behind the madness when you enter the museum, and hear the story of how he began collecting oddities.

Be sure you wander off of the path of normality during your visit to Gatlinburg, and be sure you bring your camera, so you can prove to your friends that you really did see so many crazy things at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum. You can also find plenty to do nearby.

The pass available is for Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and 2 other Ripley's Attractions. You will get admission into the aquarium and also choose 2 activities from the following Ripley's attractions: 

  • Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
  • Ripley's Haunted Adventure
  • Guinness World Records Museum
  • Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
  • Ripley's Moving Theater
  • Ripley's Old MacDonald Mini-Golf
  • Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies + 2 out of 7 Attractions
Available Now until 1/1/2021
Pass is good for Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies and 2 of the following 7 attractions of your choice: Ripleys Haunted Adventure, Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Ripley's Moving Theatre, Ripley's Old MacDonald Mini Golf, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn, or Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze.
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Reviews
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Cindy Mullins
Leo, Indiana (IN)
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"The aquarium was fantastic."
We really enjoyed our time in the different ripley attractions! The aquarium was fantastic. We have been to several aquariums throughout the us and we saw exhibits that we had never seen before. It was very impressive.
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Andrea Weller
OH
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"Great for all ages"
Great for all ages
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Tim Elsey
Sturgis, KY
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"Very enjoyable"
Very enjoyable
Tip: Be curious
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John Little
Valparaiso, IN
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It was interesting but seemed to be geared for children. A lot of cool things and stuff to try
Frequently Asked Questions for Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn:
  • What is included in the admission price for Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn?
    The pass is for Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies + 2 other Ripley's Attractions. The Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum itself will include all of the exhibits in the museum.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a gift shop.
  • Is Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes.
  • For what ages is Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn?
    There is plenty of paid parking available.
Flexible Dates. Attend Any Day.
Daily Ticket Options
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies + 2 out of 7 Attractions
Pass is good for Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies and 2 of the following 7 attractions of your choice: Ripleys Haunted Adventure, Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Ripley's Moving Theatre, Ripley's Old MacDonald Mini Golf, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg Tn, or Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze.
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