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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4, Canada
905-356-2238
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill since 1963, the always growing Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum still holds on to the... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill since 1963, the always growing Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum still holds on to the reputation as Niagara’s best museum. Authentic shrunken heads, the world’s rarest egg and two-headed animals are only the beginning here. Housing an impressive collection of the odd, strange and unbelievable from around the world, the museum showcases over 700 mind boggling exhibits, oddities, curiosities and illusions throughout their extraordinarily themed galleries. Several videos and displays allow for an interactive experience leaving you to decide whether you believe it or not!Take a stroll through what is perhaps the most humorous of cemeteries, containing various gravestones engravings that will make you giggle with disbelief. Among the museum’s strange and unbelievable artifacts is the Niagara Theatre. It is the only one of its kind in Niagara Falls! Guests are invited to sit down, relax and get blown away by the museum’s film showcasing those daredevils brave enough to face the wrath of the falling water, and those who accidentally took a trip over the falls. Plenty of photo-ops are also scattered around the museum from an 18th Century Spanish Public Humiliation Stock to the world’s tallest man’s Chippendale Chair. Kids of all ages (as well as adults!) love to engage themselves in Ripley’s Wacky Explorative Room where they are challenged with various curiosities and interactive displays such as the very popular shadow wall.Spend anywhere from an hour to an entire day exploring the first class entertainment that Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum has to offer. For years, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum has shocked and amazed tourists from all over the world as well as residents from the Niagara Region. No matter the reason for your visit to Niagara Falls, Ripley’s Believe It or Not should be a “must see” on your itinerary! « less
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Gatineau, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I've been several times, I always come with different people. Always fun to go through the displays and see how crazy the world is.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely not for kids just because of all the reading the captions for the exhibits. Very cool stuff in there. It took prob an hour for us to walk through. Worth the $13 pp.

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Montreal, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If your goal is to enlighten your kids with meaningful knowledge, this is *probably* not your museum of choice. Silly curiosities with a watered down "freak show" component... a fun way to kill an hour or so. Tip: If you want to get a wax-cast version of your hand in the gift shop, do it before going into the museum... More

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Camrose, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This place was packed with information and fun exhibits. One could spend a lot of time going through it all. The exhibits seemed more concentrated at the beginning and petered out toward the end, but this was OK because we were petering out by the end. Some of the rooms don't have a lot space and I started to feel... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

What made this experience a little more interesting was their iPhone app that let you scan a bunch of posters around the museum that allowed you to access different content...a great collection of the truly bizarre and amazing.

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Montreal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went with the family and took a package for 2 of the activities (the wax museum was the other). The price for the packages was fair. It does add up quick if you decide to do a few activities, but we enjoyed the museum and found it bizarre and interesting. We had a good laugh at the end, but I... More

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Hanover, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I bought tickets as part of a package. I thought that there was some interesting exhibits for sure. Lots of things to see and read about. The tunnel was freaky and made me so disoriented but it was fun! My favourite part was making the wax hands. The staff were friendly and great. Great addition to Clifton Hill.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The museum is nice and interesting but the money you spent is always in the back of your mind while your trying to learn useless facts :)

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Naperville, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Didn't really expect much from Ripley's and really debated if we should purchase the tickets. Certainly was glad we did as it just seems to keep going and going. They've got some real amazing artifacts and facts presented here. It's fun and knowledgeable too! There's lots of reading and only a few of the exhibits are interactive. But our teenagers... More

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Canada
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37 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We decided to try this since we had never seen it and it was fun, lots of reading, some very interesting facts. The spinning walkway was horrible on my migraine, I was hurting all day but my daughter thought it was fun. Its a great once do!

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