Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium Gatlinburg


Three stories filled with more than 500 exhibits, artifacts, and oddities from around the world.  Ripley’s Odditorium is perfect fusion of edutainment and interactivity, with a generous sprinkling of “Shut The Front Door!”

When you go to Gatlinburg you will find a variety of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not attractions.  One of our favorites is the Ripley’s Odditorium.

We have always been a fan of the television shows and the books.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not was founded in 1918 by cartoonist, adventurer, explorer, reporter, and collector Robert Ripley. In a span of 35 years Ripley traveled to 201 countries searching for the odd, unusual, and unexplained.  Nicknamed “The Modern Marco Polo,” Ripley brought the strange and unusual to people.  Want to know more about the history of this man and his museums?  Click here.


The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not located in Gatlinburg is a family friendly attraction.  Of course you will see galleries of the weird, strange, and bizarre!


After all, it is a Ripley’s Odditorium!  You will see unusual creations and things you have probably only seen on television or read in books such as vampire killing kits, shrunken heads, etc…


There are plenty of engaging, hands-on activities for you here.  One of the things my son enjoyed was creating this well known character on the giant Lite Brite set.



800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone (865) 436-5096

January – February: 10am to 8pm
March – Memorial Day: 9am to 9pm
Memorial – Labor Day: 9am to 11pm
Labor Day – New Year’s Day: 9am to 9pm


Social Media Connections

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium Website

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Videos on Vimeo

Ripley’s Gatlinburg Facebook

Ripley’s Twitter

Ripley’s Instagram

Ripley’s Pinterest

Images from the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium website.

DISCLAIMER: I was given a free passes for my family to review this attraction in exchange for my honest opinion. Many thanks to the Ripley’s Attractions in Gatlinburg for this opportunity.

2 thoughts on “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium Gatlinburg

  1. Sandy Cain says:

    Ripley’s is great! We have one here in NYC, in Times Sqaure, and I can never get enough of it. So glad to see they are in different cities so everyone can enjoy the Odditorium!

  2. Julie Wood says:

    500 exhibits! I want to go see the Ripley’s Believe it or not Odditorium and look at everything there. I have read many of the Ripley’s Believe it or not books, and I find the feats of so many people to be incredible!

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