There’s nothing like a little bit of odd to add to your fun Gatlinburg trip, especially when it's the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium. This super fun stop along Parkway Road allows you and your group to see kitschy oddities on display with such things as human shrunken heads and rare animal skeletons. The entire Ripley's company owns eight different unique attractions here in the Gatlinburg region that you can explore, including the 85,000 square foot aquarium, a 5D Theater, the Haunted Adventure, and two great mini-golf courses. The Odditorium holds three floors, or 16 galleries, of over 500 exhibits and artifacts within their 12,500 square foot establishment, the perfect place to spend your day exploring and discovering!
The Ripley’s Odditorium is the "perfect fusion of edu-tainment and interactivity, with a generous sprinkling of "Shut the front door!’’, as they like to say themselves. Inside, you will explore such oddities and illusions as the Mexican Vampire Woman, a 12-foot tall Transformers sculpture of scrap car parts, and an authentic vampire killing kit. See various odd artwork throughout the museum and participate in any hands-on activities that catch your eye along the way, you can even make your way to the popular spinning vortex tunnel for some real weird fun! Not only will you see the odd, but you will see the real, the local culture of Gatlinburg present in all of their unusual, but historical, collections of objects. For instance, be sure to bring your camera so you can catch the unique local cannibal skulls of prehistoric times as well as the shocking and informational life-sized ostrich skeleton!