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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

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Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4, Canada
Phone Number: 905-356-2238
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Description: Located in the heart of Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill since 1963, the...
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!
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This is a fun place to take your kids. They really enjoyed most of the exhibits. The only down side, there is a lot of overlap between this museum, and the other Ripley's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Ripley's expecting great things but was a little disappointed. The only thing that was really impressive was the very small carvings in the eye of a needle . Unfortunately there was a family visiting at the same time with a small balling child, so we felt we had to rush around to get away for some peace.

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hrderthnu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was ok. They need to make it alittle more interesting and fun for a family as my kids just kinda wondered though stopping at things here and there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place to take your kids. They really enjoyed most of the exhibits. The only down side, there is a lot of overlap between this museum, and the other Ripley's museums.

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Newton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My family loved this place! My kids said this was one of the highlights of their trip. You can easily spend a good hour there. There is a mini movie about the falls, some interactive areas for all to enjoy, and of course museum type artifacts from Ripley's collection. Definitely stop by!

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Second visit. Very interesting. Love the facts and we loved the rolling walkway and the shadow photos at the end. Fun!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fairly interesting attraction for about 60-90 min. My kids were between this and the Guiness World Record Museum, I wish we went to the Guinesss museum instead. My kids appeared to enjoy this for the most part, and the miniature sculpture exhibit is really impressive. I guess it is a good one-time experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I think that my boys enjoyed Ripley's more than any attraction on Clifton Hill! I have enjoyed Ripley's since I was a kid, and I think that all boys enjoy these museums! This is the second one that I've taken them to, and they never want to leave! I think that everone knows what to expect here....the unexpected?? If you... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place for the family, there were many people and i couldn't appreciate it much but I'd recommend it for families who come to Niagara.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

There were some interesting exhibits but overall it wasn't anything that exciting. I feel the interactive exhibits need some work in order to hold people's attention better. The spinning tunnel was the highlight of the museum. I don't feel the admission is worth it on its own but packaged with the wax museum its worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

superb collection briliantly displayed and maintained, the rotating tunnel is no less than the thrill ride

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