Family Activities:

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, 37738, TN

The 12 themed galleries that make up this attraction are spread out over three stories housing more than 500 weird and wacky exhibits that your kids will talk about for days. The usual favorites include a stuffed two-headed calf (born in Gatlinburg), an authentic shrunken human head from Ecuador, a likeness of the world’s tallest man (Robert Wadlow, who was 8’11” when he died in 1940), an entire room filled with various torture devices (opt to use a bypass if you have young or sensitive children).

Be sure to ask about combo tickets for the other Ripley’s attractions in town, which include the aquarium as well as a haunted house attraction (definitely not for young children or sensitive kids), two miniature golf courses (one of which is actually in Sevierville), a mirror maze, a moving theater and the equally unusual Guinness World Records Museum.