Ripley’s makes no secret of it: this is the strangest place you will visit in Gatlinburg. Inspired by the wildly famous television show, the Believe it or Not Museum gets you acquainted with some of the weirdest, most bizarre, and unusual experiences our planet has to offer.
Yes, the Smoky Mountains area reminds you of all that is wonderful in the natural world. But once you step inside Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, you’ll witness some of the most unnatural things around…and they’re all real! The museum is 3 stories tall and has more than 500 incredible exhibits and artifacts you won’t find in any other museum in the United States.
For families, this place has everything you could possibly want in an attraction that takes around an hour to walk through. A two-headed calf, and a real shrunken human head are some of the highlights. An ornate, and almost comical, Tibetan skull is sure to give you and your children a good scare.
And you can’t get away from the strange, sometimes eerie, character this museum has to offer! There are even bizarre facts and stories posted in the bathrooms.
You and your children will get a little bit of scare here and there, but it’s all in good fun.
Combine this Museum with Other Ripley Attractions
Even though many of the things to see in this museum are strange and unusual, some are a part of our world’s history…like a section of the Berlin Wall. You’ll have the best time, though, if you buy combo tickets for other Ripley Attractions in the area, like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Moving Theater, and a number of different mini golf courses. Of all the different museums available in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this one grabs your interest the most.
Open Daily 365 Days Per Year
Jan-Feb: 10 AM – 8 PM
March – Memorial Day: 9 AM – 9 PM
Memorial – Labor Day: 9 AM – 11 PM
Labor Day – New Year’s Day: 9 AM – 9 PM
Located Just before Traffic Light #8
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Tickets are $16.99 for ages 12 and up, $9.99 for children 3-11, and children 2 and under get in FREE. Prices are subject to change throughout the year.
Check the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum website
or call 1-877-475-3974 for more information.