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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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Chatham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited this attraction whilst we were staying in Niagara. The attractions are very interesting as well as amusing. Take time to read the info as these often hold some surprises.

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife & I visited Niagara falls this past labor day weekend and we decided to check this place out. It was small and very congested and just simply boring. We were out in 30 minutes. Save money from going there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The internet has ruined the Ripley's believe it or Not! Museum. Unfortunately, I had already seen or heard most of these exhibitis through social media, Youtube and even the news. The exhibits felt outdated and in need of a makeover. You spend most of your time reading information rendering this museum very boring for children who cannot read. It took... More

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hooksett
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a kind of neat stop ... but was kind of expensive for what you got. Not a very large attraction ... and the air conditioning was not working .. too bad, as it was very hot and humid when we went. Was neat that the museum had some old school fortune teller machines touch. Neat .. but if... More

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Western Finland, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Found a groupon for entry to this museum.certainly a good, fun discovery right in the heart of downtown Niagara falls. From interesting to disgusting to amazing to downright creepy this museum has it all. A lot of cool information exhibits and very well put together. We had fun!

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Rindge, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you've been to one Ripley's Museum, there's no need to ever go to another. They're all the same. Nothing special. Cluttered.

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For me, Ripley's believe it or not museums are a hobby in and of itself. Anytime I am in a new city I look to see if there is a Ripley's museum. This past summer I was lucky enough to visit one of my favorite Ripley attractions, the museum in Niagara Falls Canada. This museum is located at the top... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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