If you find yourself in Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and want to check out something different, unusual and extraordinary, then Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium is a must-visit.

This three-story tall museum has hundreds of exhibits and artifacts ( over 500 ), showcasing the weirdest and most remarkable items from around the world plus interactive exhibits.

This attraction is wheelchair and stroller friendly, so the entire family can enjoy it together!
The museum has a mix of entertainment, excitement, and education great for all ages.
In this guide, we’ll give you all the info you need before you go.

Where Is The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Located?

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

At What Time Does Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (Open & Close)?

These are just seasonal averages and times can change around.
(Colder months normally have less operating hours than warmer months)

Time PeriodOpen TimeClose Time
January – February10 AM8 PM
March – Memorial Day9 AM9 PM
Memorial Day – Labor Day9 AM11 PM
Labor Day – New Year’s Day9 AM9 PM

Always Check Their Website Before Your Visit.

How Much are Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Tickets?

Ticket TypePrice
Adult 12 – Up$29.99
Children 6 – 11$16.99
Children 2 – 5$4.99
Children 2 and underFree

Benefit Of Online Ticket Purchase

If you are planning ahead, Try to buy your tickets online. That way, you can skip the ticket line once you get there,  but you might also save some money!. Keep an eye out for online deals and bundled packages.

No printer? No problem! They Can Scan Your Tickets From Your Phone!

Does Gatlinburg Believe It Or Not Offer any Discounts?

Yes they Do! If you want to go beyond the Believe It Or Not experience, Ripley’s offers Combo Tickets. The more attractions you buy at one time, the more you save. If you are only in the area for a few days and can’t visit all of the attractions – don’t worry, you can still use your tickets next time.

Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase and Reservations are not required.

Take Advantage of Combo Passes To Maximize Your Savings!

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Aquarium +5 other attractionsSAVE $55!
Aquarium +6 other attractionsSAVE $65!
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What are Some of Gatlinburg Believe It Or Not Unique Exhibits

Gatlinburg Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium is full of treasures!
You will find the extraordinary, the bizarre, and the downright unique
( like the shrunken heads! ).

 Here’s a glimpse into some of the standout exhibits that make this Odditorium a must-visit destination.

Unique People Exhibit

The Unique People Exhibit at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not showcases different incredible people with remarkable characteristics. As you walk around, you will see the world’s tallest man to a vampire women!

The Johnny Eck exhibit introduces visitors to the man of many talents, born without legs, and the world’s smallest woman leaves a lasting impression.

Walking Dead Exhibit

If you are a fan of the popular  series, “The Walking Dead,” You will be thrilled to discover authentic artifacts from the show. Zombie jackets and face masks, used in the production, bring the undead to life!.

Harry Potter Inspired Exhibit

Enter the realm of magic with the Harry Potter Inspired Dragon exhibit. Made from recycled materials, this creation pays homage to the beloved wizarding world.

Nature’s Crazy Creatures Exhibits

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not presents Nature’s Crazy Creatures Get your
cameras ready! you will find a 5-legged lamb, a 3-legged rooster, a 2-legged calf, and Many other astonishing creatures.

NASA Exhibit

My son really enjoyed this one – the NASA exhibit.
Real meteorites, a cool bridge, space debris, and original space mail are some of the things you will find here.

Unusual Art Made from Different Materials Exhibit

Art takes on a whole new meaning in this exhibit.
You will find a sheep made from industrial floor mops, dresses made with post-it notes and candy wrappers, and even a wedding dress made entirely from toilet paper!.

Are There any Interactive activities at The
Believe It Or Not Odditorium?

Operation: Life-Size Adventure

Who remembers playing the “Operation” board game in their living room?
Well get ready to play again, Ripley’s Believe it or Not has this interactive board game – in a Huge version!. 

Artistic Illumination

We all had a Lite-Brite as kids. Remember the black board with the pegs that lit up. Ripley’s Believe it or Not has a huge version of this one too, the kiddos (and kids at heart) will love it. At Ripley’s Color Brite, Grab Some Pegs and create a new design!

Buzzer Beater Challenge

Are you up for a  challenge? The Buzzer Beater awaits! 
Can you bring the wand around the wire without touching the sides?
Sounds easy right? You can’t cheat – if you touch the sides, everyone will find out!.

Pendulum Marvels

For those fascinated by the mysteries of physics, the Odditorium has interactive swinging pendulums in periodic motion.

The Ripley’s Water Wheel

Explore how a water wheel can generate power!. You can turn different valves and see what it does. It’s really cool – My son did not want to leave the water wheel. 

Is Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Worth The Visit?

In my opinion, its a really cool place you should visit at least once!. Kids and adults will enjoy it. There’s so much to see, learn and take pictures of, plus Kiddos will have a blast with the interactive activities throughout the Odditorium. You could easily have hours of family fun here.

Have you been to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium?
How was your experience?

Let us know in the comments!

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