The Strangest Museum In The World? Believe It Or Not!

Have you ever seen an eight-legged buffalo? How about a shrunken human head? You can see these and many other oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium. Located minutes away from our Gatlinburg cabins, this wacky museum specializes in the unusual, the strange and the weird!

Ripley’s Beginnings

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not began as a comic strip about all things bizarre in 1919. As the comic gained success, Robert Ripley, the eccentric cartoonist behind the daily strip, became a world traveler to find new and fantastic curiosities to showcase in his syndicated feature. Throughout his extensive travels, Ripley built an impressive collection of strange souvenirs from around the globe that eventually formed the basis of his museums throughout the country.

One Odd Museum

Visitors to the Odditorium will find a plethora of weird and fascinating exhibits. Bizarre animals such as an owl-headed bunny, a two-headed calf, and a “lizard man” are all par for the course. The museum is also home to original artwork, such as a portrait of Bob Marley made entirely out of cassette tapes, and an impression of James Brown carved out of a phone book. Guests can download an optional Ripley’s app on their smartphones that will enhance the museum experience.

After taking in the strange sights at Ripley’s Odditorium, guests can relax in our beautiful Gatlinburg cabins. Acorn Cabin Rentals offers luxurious lodging with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, jacuzzis, and fireplaces. With incredible amenities and an unbeatable location close to all of the best attractions, shops, and restaurants, Acorn Cabins has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in the Smokies. Visit our Specials page to learn about our latest deals and promotions!