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March 23rd, 2009

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum Gatlinburg

One of the best ways to enjoy a Gatlinburg Vacation is to visit some of the many attractions around the downtown area and really get a feel for what this vacation destination is all about. One of the most famous attractions is Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum and it attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Ripley’s has a lot of attractions in Gatlinburg to entertain families of all kinds. You’ll find Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Moving Theater, Mirror Maze, Aquarium, and Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf in addition to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum Gatlinburg. The parking garage is at traffic light number five on the parkway, and the Ripley’s museum is located around traffic light seven, a few blocks down.

Cost for tickets into Ripley’s Gatlinburg are $14.99 for adults and children 12 and older, while children from 3-11 are $7.99 and anyone under 2 is free. The museum opens at 10AM daily, and contains many oddities that you won’t find in any other museum in the country.

Robert Ripley founded the museum after an adventurous and unbelievable life. He visited more than 200 countries over the course of 35 years, seeing all sorts of places, oddities, and everything in between. He was a reporter, an explorer, a collector and an artist. He had a newspaper cartoon feature where he shared these odd stories with many people over a period of time, and today those Believe it or Not! Cartoons are still enjoyed by millions all over the world.

Stop by tomorrow for a little more history on Robert Ripley.

Posted by alan in Gatlinburg Attractions

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