7 Popular Ripley’s Attractions in Gatlinburg That You Don’t Want to Miss

21 April 2017 / By Contributor
Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium in Gatlinburg.
Apr 21, 2017

No vacation in Gatlinburg, TN is complete without visiting at least one of the attractions managed by the famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not company! With an aquarium, haunted house, museums, mini-golf courses, and even more fun, you’re guaranteed to find a Ripley’s attraction that you love. As part of our Parkside Perks program, guests who rent a cabin from us receive $2 off the price of admission at each of these popular destinations. To help you plan your next getaway, we have put together a guide to all of the awesome Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg.

1. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium

If you’re a fan of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not books, you will love Ripley’s Odditorium in Gatlinburg! This unique museum is dedicated to the world’s most unusual artifacts and stories. Visitors will have the chance to see shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, and a number of mind-bending optical illusions.

2. Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf is one of the very best putt putt courses in the Smokies. Themed around the adventures of East Tennessee frontiersman and folk hero Davy Crockett, this wonderful attraction boasts two beautiful 18-hole courses. Be sure to focus extra hard on the last hole, because a hole-in-one will win you a free game!

3. Ripley’s Aquarium of the SmokiesRipley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was voted the best aquarium in America by the readers of USA Today! What sets this aquarium apart from the rest are its interactive, hands-on exhibits. Guests can pet a real live stingray at Touch A Ray Bay, crawl through transparent tunnels in the Penguin Playhouse, and glide along a moving sidewalk in Shark Lagoon. It’s easy to see why the aquarium is the most popular of all the Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg!

4. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Whether you’re gearing up for Halloween or you’re just looking for a good fright, you’ll find year-round thrills and chills at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. This spooktacular haunted house is filled with creepy corridors and plenty of surprises that will leave you screaming. Visitors must be at least six years old to enter.

5. Ripley’s Moving Theater

Ripley’s Moving Theater provides a cinematic experience unlike any other! This theater is equipped with moving seats and special digital effects that will allow you to experience the movie of your choice in five dimensions. The theater is currently showing an all new Looney Tunes cartoon with Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner and an Angry Birds cartoon.

6. Ripley’s Mirror Maze

Ripley’s Mirror Maze will have you walking in circles! This massive maze is filled with mirrors and LED lights that will keep you guessing as you try to make your way to the exit. The attraction sends in “search parties” every half hour, so stragglers will never be left in the maze for long.

The Guinness World Records Adventure in Gatlinburg.7. Guinness World Records Adventure

The Guinness World Records Adventure is dedicated to the most spectacular feats in human history. Highlights of the museum include Joe Louis’s championship belt, the world’s largest Pac-Man game, and the Olympic torch from the 2014 games in Sochi. The Guinness World Records Adventure also offers a number of fun interactive challenges for guests to enjoy,

When you stay with Parkside Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive from all of the excellent Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 7 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations for your next escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg!