We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
+1 865-436-5096
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Informative and interesting

We've been to another location before. I think this is larger. We were tired by the time we went... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tyrona R
via mobile
Fun place

We did a Ripleys's Combo and this was one we did. It was really fun. I could have spent hours in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dasha M
via mobile
Read all 1,539 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
CONTACT
Website
+1 865-436-5096
Write a Review
Reviews (1,539)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,539 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've been to another location before. I think this is larger. We were tired by the time we went through, so it seemed almost too large. I've always been a fan, so I say it's a don't miss attraction for adults or teens.

Thank Tyrona R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a Ripleys's Combo and this was one we did. It was really fun. I could have spent hours in here.

Thank Dasha M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed seeing the wild and crazy stuff. If you have time to read about the things in there, its even better!!!

Thank Christy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This review is rated 3 stars not because it's a bad establishment but because I just was not overly excited to see. The museum is a very decent sized one with lots of interesting things to look at and even some interactive things along the...More

Thank lishaky
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of interesting things to see here. Several of the things to look to be recreations maybe of an original, but it's still interesting. There are some interactive things to do as well. All in all, it was a nice time to...More

Thank gigibeans
Dan C, Marketing Assistant at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad that you enjoyed it, come back again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was kinda boring at first. Don't think I'd take young kids because you have to read everything to them. They wouldn't appreciate it. Most fun was the interactive spots!!! Really enjoyed the shadow wall!!! It did get kinda long.

Thank hurdle_queen02
Dan C, Marketing Assistant at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review, come back again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

That this museum was good for the price. Its a cool collection of some strange things. Kept my attention until about half way then I lost interest. would be nice to have some employees throughout to answer questions like some of the other attractions. Our...More

Thank Jason H
Dan C, Marketing Assistant at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad that the boys had a good time, thanks for the review.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Younger children may enjoy it more then we did. There were a few interesting items and facts but nothing spectacular.

Thank Wvsunshine77
Dan C, Marketing Assistant at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was fun but you could tell that some of the artifacts were recreations. It's probably more enjoyable for children.

Thank Brittney B
Dan C, Marketing Assistant at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you had fun, thanks for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool place from start to finish. It has the truly odd, interesting, shocking, and amazing things that you imagine with the name Ripley's. It is a very interactive experience so it keeps you even more engaged and entertained. Absolutely loved it and highly...More

Thank Misty911
Dan C, Marketing Assistant at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Well thank you for the compliments and the great review.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Mellow Mushroom
54 reviews
.12 km away
Five Guys
506 reviews
.06 km away
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market
3,386 reviews
.07 km away
Mellow Mushroom
2,076 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sugarlands Distilling Company
8,039 reviews
.02 km away
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
5,502 reviews
.10 km away
Hollywood Star Cars Museum
1,022 reviews
.11 km away
Gatlinburg Space Needle
975 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
billy c
We're considering going tomorrow, is the coupon something I can find online?
27 December 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from RASMPhillips | Property representative |
We have coupons in area publications in town such as the Navigator. Currently we have a U-Pick Combo promotion running this week. You can go to our Facebook book pages to see current promotions.
0
Votes
dacranjel
trying to find out if the Ripley attractions survived the fires
10 December 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from RASMPhillips | Property representative |
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the other Ripley's / Guinness attractions in Gatlinburg did survive the wildfires. Most of the businesses and attractions on the Parkway in town survived and opened for business yesterday... More
0
Votes
Alysse A
How long does it usually take to get through this attraction?
14 July 2015|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Ashley E | Reviewed this property |
It took us about two hours, but we played in the hands on area for a bit and read everything. It just really depends on you and how interested you are in engaging in everything :)
0
Votes