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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4, Canada
Phone Number: 905-356-2238
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Ranked #32 of 133 things to do in Niagara Falls
Type: Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill since 1963, the...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Museums
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited with a family group of pre-schoolers, adults & senior. There was very little for the children and the darkened rooms made it less approachable or comfortable for them. The exhibits certainly seem to have a theme of the grotesque and deformed, sectioned into fairly small, claustrophobic sections and surprisingly amateurish signs and explanations (e.g. mispellings) for the price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Brilliant time. Lots to see and talk about. Worth money to. Fascinating for sure. Nothing not to like. Take your time to read and enjoy.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There were lots of amazing items on display, some of which you can touch. The price was very reasonable. Not really a place for little kids. We also went to the 4D movie, which was great fun.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you have never been to a Ripleys museum I highly recommend you go. If you have been to one before then you won't see anything that different here.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Th ripleys believe it or not museum is a place worth visiting if you are in or around the niagara region.I thoroughly enjoyed it and at times i could feel goose bumps on my body.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

On the Clifton Hill, just above the Queen Victoria Park, in the same named street, that is, the Clifton Hill is located this museum, that has many "brothers" in other places of United States and Canada. Then in 1995 I had walked with great curiosity and attention among strange things and deeds of human hands's and mind's work. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Whenever I am traveling and there's a Ripley's Attraction I am interested in checking it out! I love the strange unique things they have on exhibit even at the aquariums. I have been to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Gatlinburg, TN, Wisconsin Dells, WI, Key West, FL, Orlando, FL, and Niagara Falls, Canada.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I had been before and really enjoyed it, so we took the kids they had fun. They loved looking at everything and wanted to know more. Kids are 3 and 5 years old.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great museums, lots of interesting thing for different part of the world and different centery. Great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Came here on a family vacation. Staff was so sweet and even asked US about military service before offering the discount which is very generous. Kids loved the museum and there was lots to see! Definately somewhere to visit when you're in the area, worth the admission.

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