Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Gatlinburg, TN

800 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Overview

Located in downtown Gatlinburg, you can't miss Ripley's three-story building that looks like it's beginning to crumble! Inside, there are over 500 of the world's strangest artifacts spread over dozens of exhibits. These unusual displays attract millions of visitors each year! Don't miss your chance to explore this unbelievable museum. The Ripley's Believe It or Not "Odditorium" is fun for the whole family!

Good To Know

  • Family-friendly.
  • There is an elevator.
  • Great photo opportunities!
  • Hands-on interactive exhibits!
  • Located in Downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Visitors spend an average of 1.5 hours at this attraction.
  • Over 500 unusual and incredible artifacts from around the world!

Description

from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Gatlinburg
A Must See for All! The All-New Ripley's Believe It or Not! is now open and back better (and stranger) than ever! See the weirdest and most remarkable items from around the world guaranteed to entertain and fascinate the entire family. The new renovation presents the adventurous spirit of Robert Ripley who traveled to over 200 countries to search for the odd and unusual. Full of unique exhibits, fun interactives, crazy art, incredible people, animals, and creatures plus much more. On the Parkway in Downtown Gatlinburg, just before traffic light #8.

Things you will see on your journey through the Odditorium include:
• Harry Potter Inspired Dragon made of recycled materials and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry made from 602,000 matchsticks.
• A Crystal Mini Cooper
• A Two-Trucked African Elephant which had 2 fully developed useable trunks, Rare Albino Giraffe and many other unique animals from around the world.
• A Tribute Gallery to the Great Smoky Mountains featuring exhibits on Synchronized Fireflies, the Tallest Underground Waterfall and so much more.
• Ripley’s Warehouse featuring Megalodon Submarine Robot and Ancient Egyptian Mummy 2000 BC.
• Faraday Cage that features a Tesla Coil that emits lightning.
• Ripley’s Jungle featuring an Unusual Collections including a Shrunken Torso, Shrunken Heads, Instruments, Tribal Mask Collection plus amazing interactives
• Short T. Dangerously lost both of his legs at 2 years old, but he travels the world wowing audiences with acrobatic feats, performing handstands on bowling balls, and walking on fiery glass with his hands!
• Wadlow, the Tallest Man; Lucia Zarate, the Smallest Woman of All Time; Chamouni, the Incombustible Man plus many other amazing people from around the world.
• Unusual Art made from anything such as spices, Tennessee barbeque sauce, shotgun shells, license plates, many recycled materials plus more.
• Various Interactives that will excite and entertain throughout including Kaleidoscope Room, Optical Illusion Room, Rainbow Shadows, To the Moon and Back and more.

Located on the Parkway, just before traffic light #8.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Gatlinburg

What are the hours of operation?
Sunday-Thursday | 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
Friday-Saturday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM (midnight).

What can I find inside?
The Odditorium features over 500 mind-boggling exhibits, oddities, and curiosities, including:

  • Harry Potter Inspired Dragon made of recycled materials and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry made from 602,000 matchsticks.
  • A Crystal Mini Cooper.
  • A Two-Trucked African Elephant which had two fully developed usable trunks, Rare Albino Giraffe and many other unique animals from around the world.
  • A Tribute Gallery to the Great Smoky Mountains featuring exhibits on Synchronized Fireflies, the Tallest Underground Waterfall and so much more.
  • Ripley’s Warehouse featuring Megalodon Submarine Robot and Ancient Egyptian Mummy 2000 BC.
  • Faraday Cage that features a Tesla Coil that emits lightning.
  • Ripley’s Jungle featuring an Unusual Collections including a Shrunken Torso, Shrunken Heads, Instruments, Tribal Mask Collection plus amazing interactives.
  • Short T. Dangerously lost both of his legs at two years old, but he travels the world wowing audiences with acrobatic feats, performing handstands on bowling balls, and walking on fiery glass with his hands!
  • Wadlow, the Tallest Man; Lucia Zarate, the Smallest Woman of All Time; Chamouni, the Incombustible Man plus many other amazing people from around the world.
  • Unusual Art made from anything such as spices, Tennessee barbeque sauce, shotgun shells, license plates, many recycled materials plus more.
  • Various Interactives that will excite and entertain throughout, including Kaleidoscope Room, Optical Illusion Room, Rainbow Shadows, To the Moon and Back, and more.
How long does it take to tour the Odditorium?
Visitors spend an average of 1.5 hours at this attraction.

Is there an elevator? 
Yes.

May I take pictures?
Yes, there are many great photo opportunities throughout the Odditorium.

Where can I park?
There are various pay parking lots in front of the Odditorium as well as on either side street beside the Odditorium.

Is the Odditorium wheelchair accessible?
The Odditorium is wheelchair and stroller friendly.