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All the Details on the New Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg

Have you ever seen a shrunken head, a car covered in crystals, or art made out of barbecue sauce? Now you can! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is back and stranger than ever. The Gatlinburg attraction that’s been a favorite of visitors for many years has been newly renovated to include astounding items that fascinate the whole family. Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has all the details on the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg.

What to Expect

The new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! features the largest collection of odd and unusual items from all across the world. Visitors to the museum get to explore new galleries, thousands of interesting exhibits and a variety of unique interactives. The renovation represents the adventurous spirit of Robert Ripley, who traveled to more than 200 countries searching for the odd and unusual. As soon as you step inside, you will be faced with a world of weird. You will have the chance to see, explore and experience the odd and peculiar through a variety of exhibits, galleries and artifacts. Watch the video below to get an inside look at the museum:

Here is just a small list of items you will come across on your journey through the odditorium:

  • A Mini Cooper covered in crystals
  • A Harry Potter Inspired Dragon made out of recycled materials
  • crystal mini cooper ripleysHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry made from 602,000 matchsticks
  • A two-trunked elephant
  • The world’s tallest man
  • The world’s smallest woman
  • Unusual art made from spices, Tennessee barbecue sauce and other strange items

The galleries and interactives will make your visit even more special at Ripley’s! Here are some of our favorite galleries, exhibits and interactives that you will encounter:

  • Tribute gallery to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with exhibits on synchronized fireflies, the tallest underground waterfall and more
  • Ripley’s Warehouse featuring Megaladon Submarine Robot and an Ancient Egyptian mummy
  • Ripley’s Jungle featuring unusual collections including shrunken heads, a shrunken torso, a tribal collection and more
  • Kaleidoscope Room
  • Optical Illusion Room
  • Rainbow Shadows

Other Ripley’s Attractions

Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg TN.While you’re in the area, take time to explore some of the other popular Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg! You can interact with your favorite aquatic animals at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, experience a movie like never before at Ripley’s Moving Theater, try to beat a world record at Ripley’s Guinness World Record Adventure, or find your way out of Ripley’s Mirror Maze. You can also play a round of mini golf at Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf or test your fears at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! Whatever you decide to do, you’re guaranteed to have a great time.

Where to Stay

View from porch of Emerald City Lights Gatlinburg cabin with mountain viewsWhen you visit Gatlinburg, there is no better place to stay than one of our Smoky Mountain cabins! Our cabins have the perfect location — far enough away to offer peace and quiet but close enough to only be a short drive from all the fun. Whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart, your family or a group of friends, we have a cabin for you! Our Gatlinburg cabins range from 1 to 8 bedrooms and come with everything you need and more for a great stay, like fully equipped kitchens, private outdoor hot tubs, pool tables and more.

Now that you know all the details about the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gatlinburg, we bet you can’t wait to visit! Browse all our Gatlinburg cabins and start planning your trip today.