Heading to Gatlinburg? Check out Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

by Heather


Have you ever been to Gatlinburg, Tennessee?

When I was growing up, it was a tradition that our family would visit every fall in celebration of our favorite season. The cool part is my grandparents would tag along too. Unfortunately, the tradition kind of died out, for lack of better terms, after my father passed away. Still, Gatlinburg has always held a special place in my heart.

Now that I am older, married, and a parent, my husband and I are working on creating family traditions of our own and Gatlinburg is one that we would like to revive. We went last year and we are planning on going this fall as well. On this trip, I am thrilled to know that my daughter is old enough to attend some of the fun attractions offered by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!


Visit our 8 Gatlinburg Attractions! Experience eight unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, our 85,000 sq ft Aquarium of the Smokies, a 5D Moving Theater, our bone-chilling Haunted Adventure, the mind-bending Marvelous Mirror Maze, and our two fully themed mini-golf courses!

As an added bonus, Pink Ninja Blogger readers can save $3 Off Adult and $2 Off Child Admission to all of Ripley’s Attractions in Tennessee. Simply use Online Promo Code: USFAMILYGUIDE

Please note that you must purchase online. This offer is good for: Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, and Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze. Click HERE for further information!

Disclaimer: This post is written in conjunction with Ripley’s Attractions with Gatlinburg, Tennessee and a campaign with US Family Guide. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.

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Sandra Watts July 1, 2015 - 8:35 am
This is such a fun place to go to. It has been years since I went. I bet they have lots of new things.
Sue M. July 1, 2015 - 12:40 pm
I always loved the Ripley's Believe It or Not books when I was growing up, I didn't know they had a museum! This sounds like a really cool place to visit, thanks for posting!
lisa July 1, 2015 - 6:55 pm
this sounds like a nice vacation for the kids.
Betsy Barnes July 1, 2015 - 7:15 pm
I remember going here when my family visited Gatlinburg when I was in high school. It was a cool place :)
william gossage July 1, 2015 - 7:49 pm
this sound like a great place to go on vacation.
Tamra Gibson July 1, 2015 - 10:36 pm
OMG!!! Thanks Heather!!! I remember going to this place several times in my younger years and was just talking about it to my hubby the other day. I used to love the mirrors lol. I'm not sure if this is where I went but we did go to Gatlinburg a lot when I was younger. I would enjoy it now and would love to take my 4 grandchildren there
Sue E July 1, 2015 - 11:42 pm
I happened to visit Tennessee, because my girlfriend and her family moved there. I am sad & happy that she did. I MISS her, but I would have never had known the beauty of it!! The mountains, skies, food, people & the feel of back to nature that I had! She turned me on to Gatlinburg. There was a lot more to do there. Thanks for the $3 Off All Ripley's Attractions Tennessee coupon. I printed it. It is goo until the end of 2015. I never know when I might go back. :)
lisa July 2, 2015 - 10:58 am
This sounds like a fun place to visit. I wonder how much is true. Or even based on a real person or event.
Linda Manns Linneman July 2, 2015 - 2:07 pm
I have been to Gatlinburg many times but never really did any attractions. I will have to check some of these out. Thank you so much for sharing the savings.
Carolyn Massey July 7, 2015 - 2:12 pm
I always loved going to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and since we don't live in Tennessee anymore don't go as often. When we are there always go to Ripleys and look at all the new and different things they have. I will be taking my great granddaughter when she's older so she can enjoy.
Karen Beckett July 13, 2015 - 3:27 am
I always thought that Ripley's Believe It or Not would be such an interesting place to visit. If I ever get down that way, I'l be sure to stop in!
Elizabeth H. July 13, 2015 - 11:40 pm
I have never been to the Ripley's in Gatlinburg. I have been in the one at Myrtle Beach, though. It's been many years since I went to Gatlinburg.
Katrina Angele July 17, 2015 - 12:59 am
That sounds like a great vacation destination! Never been to that state. Ripley's is always awesome.Went the the one in S.F. I have never even heard of a 5D theater!! Cool!
Cheri Oggy July 17, 2015 - 10:09 pm
I absolutely love this museum. My husband and I go there whenever we go to Gatlinburg!
Carolyn Massey July 21, 2015 - 3:14 pm
When we lived in Tennessee we would visit Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area a couple times a year. Always made a point to go to Ripley's and see what was new.
Katie H July 21, 2015 - 11:17 pm
We love Gatlinburg! Everything is so beautiful! WOnderful memories from my childhood!
lisa July 30, 2015 - 12:21 pm
I enjoy going to places like this. It's something different to do.
john hutchens August 12, 2015 - 1:30 am
Ripleys is so cool. I have not been since I was much younger. My parents took us to the Smokey Mountains one year and we stopped in Gatlinberg. It was so much fun
Charlene August 26, 2015 - 9:03 pm
I've been to Ripley's Believe It or Not in Orlando. It was so much fun. I would recommend it to anyone who has the ability to have their inner kid come out.
Lauryn R September 5, 2015 - 5:24 pm
I have always wanted to see Ripleys Believe It Or Not live, how cool! This would definitely be somewhere that I would enjoy going with the family.
David Fultner September 27, 2015 - 12:03 pm
I have been to Ripley"s in NO. it was a blast.
Shannon September 30, 2015 - 6:37 pm
I would love to go here. I remember watching the TV show way back when LOL
Janel October 3, 2015 - 1:08 pm
Would love to visit~ I remember watching the tv show when it used to air and they always had the coolest things!
Sarah L October 6, 2015 - 2:24 am
I've never been there but have been to a Ripley's before.
Mandy P. October 17, 2015 - 10:52 am
I used to visit Gatlinburg every year as kid - Ripley's was such a fun, and freaky!, place to visit on our trips :-)
Molli vandehey October 25, 2015 - 12:18 pm
Gatlinburg is probably not in my near future, but I've always wondered about the Ripley museum at the coat near my home...
Jeffrey October 25, 2015 - 5:37 pm
I love Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museums! They are always worth visiting and are interesting.
Edna Williams November 2, 2015 - 8:23 pm
This sounds like a great place to visit!
Aliya Thunder November 11, 2015 - 5:37 pm
I loved Gatlinburg!! It was such a fun place to go!
Elizabeth Johnson November 18, 2015 - 7:35 pm
Love Gatlinburg! I'm not that far from it, so it's a tradition for anyone where I'm from. I've never been to Ripley's though, oddly, so I think I shall add that to my list.
David s November 21, 2015 - 1:23 pm
ripleys believe it or not.... always hard to believe but believe it or not its true!
Edna Williams January 13, 2016 - 9:38 am
I like Gatlinburg! Thanks for the post!
Linda Manns Linneman June 2, 2016 - 11:45 am
We are headed there this summer. This is going to be one of the first things I do. Thank you so much for sharing

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