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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
+1 865-436-5096
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One of the best aquariums anywhere

This is one of the funnest aquariums you'll find anywhere in the country. Highly recommended for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Derek S
Had a great time with the kids

Affordable, Lots to see , Active for kids , Good staff, clean and there is a candy shop right... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 good32%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3247
+1 865-436-5096
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the funnest aquariums you'll find anywhere in the country. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a day of learning with the children.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Affordable, Lots to see , Active for kids , Good staff, clean and there is a candy shop right next door . Over all worth it and fun for the family .

Thank MomSharon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some pretty cool exhibits here, though don't expect a ton of interactive displays. We really had a fun time walking through. Would recommend going early as they seem to get busy and this would be tough to enjoy with too many people.

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband and 5 pre teens/teens. We had a blast. There were parts that were ok but by the end we were laughing hysterically and some of the surprises and my family actually had a ball laughing and playing together.

Thank MRLL11255
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids liked it, if you have seen one Ripley's Odditorium... It was okay, not grandma's cup of tea, but the kids liked seeing the fish sewed onto a monkey that the original Ripley bought to create the mermaid attraction. It could be educational for...More

Thank JudiK56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went, two adults and two teens and we enjoyed it! There are some weird and wacky things in here. We bought tickets at the aquarium, and added on two extra attractions, so approx $180 for four of us to visit 3 places. Quite good...More

Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed all of the ripley's attractions! The aquarium was our favorite & the wax museum was our second favorite.

Thank Jessi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely not worth the money. If you are on a tight budget, save the money. Yes it was cool but i just didn't think it was worth it.

Thank Invasor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked out museum, it was ok. Other than that a lot of museums, restaurants, stores, lots of walking. Be sure to park in a central location, because there is a lot of walking. You may decided to do one side of the street first,...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I will not be visiting this establishment anymore. The women that worked with making the wax hands on the evening of 8-12-17, one of which was a blonde supervisor that I couldn't see her name, were horribly rude to customers. After being...More

Thank Aqueen1981
Mark I, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aqueen1981, Thank you for sharing your review with us. I will be sure to share your review with our management team. Thank you for your feedback as it helps us to improve for future guests.

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billy c
27 December 2016|
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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.
10 December 2016|
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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
Alysse A
14 July 2015|
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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 :)