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What to Expect When You Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg

Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium
August 20, 2018

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is back and better than ever in Gatlinburg! When you visit, you can expect to step inside a world of strange like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The odditorium reopened in July and, since then, has been wowing visitors like never before. Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has put together a guide of what to expect when you visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg.

What to Expect at the Odditorium

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has the largest collection of weird and unusual items from across the world that will entertain the whole family! The new renovation represents the spirit of Robert Ripley, who traveled to more than 200 countries searching for odd items. When you visit, you will see stunning and unbelievable sights. Here are just some of the many unusual things you will see on your journey through the museum:

  • A Harry Potter inspired dragon made of recycled materials and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry made from 602,000 matchsticks
  • A two-trunked African elephant
  • A rare albino giraffe
  • Wadlow the Tallest Man
  • Lucia Zarate the Smallest Woman
  • Vampire killing kit
  • Unusual art made from spices, barbeque sauce and more

Galleries and Exhibits

The Gatlinburg attraction also features a variety of odd galleries and exhibits for you to explore! Our favorite is the tribute gallery to the Great Smoky Mountains, which features exhibits on synchronized fireflies, the tallest underground waterfall and more. There is also Ripley’s Jungle, which has unusual collections like a shrunken head and shrunken torso, and Ripley’s Warehouse, which has a megalodon submarine robot and an Ancient Egyptian mummy, You will even be able to participate in fun interactives like the Optical Illusion Room, the Kaleidoscope Room, Rainbow Shadows and more! You’ll have to see it all for yourself to believe it.

Other Ripley’s Attractions in Gatlinburg

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.

While you’re in the area, take some time to explore all the other amazing Ripley’s attractions. Experience a movie like never before at Ripley’s Moving Theater , or find your way out of a challenging mirror maze! Then, you can interact with your favorite aquatic animals at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies . You’re in for a vacation full of fun when you explore all of Ripley’s attractions!

Where to Stay

Beautiful mountain views from the deck of a Pigeon Forge cabin in the fall.

There is no better place to stay when you visit Gatlinburg than our cabin rentals. We have a cabin for every occasion, whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart or your family! Not to mention, our cabins come with wonderful amenities, like fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, pool tables, fire pits and more. Some of our cabins even have home theaters, arcade games, and private indoor or outdoor pools! You will have everything you need and more for an amazing stay just a short drive away from all the fun things to do in Gatlinburg.

Start planning your trip to explore Ripley’s Believe It or Not! In Gatlinburg by browsing all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains and booking your stay.

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