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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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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you take the time to read all the information then this is a really interesting attraction. Lots of great visuals, photos and other props. Spinning tunnel room is pretty neat.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We bought our tickets through Groupon (two adults for the price of one...13$) with no problems redeeming. When you buy tickets for Ripleys, the 4D movie or Louis Tusauds as well you get a discount that amounts to about the same anyway so even without the group on we would have paid the same! :) It was exactly as expected,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In 1972 at age 20 I visited for the first time a Ripley’s, the one in St. Augustine, Florida. This was the first permanent Ripley Museum, constructed in 1950, a year after Ripley’s death. Robert Ripley began in 1918 a newspaper “cartoon”. Then it was called “Chumps & Champs,” more of a sports related feature. Ripley took his signature Believe... More

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Waterloo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Me, my husband and two teenage sons went through Ripley's Oddities Museum. It's very similar to the Guinness World Records museum, so I wouldn't do both. It was good but is a little dated. The items found inside look like they've seen better days, but we felt it was a 'must do' when in Niagara Falls. We saw some pretty... More

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New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was an interesting place to explore. Bizarre and unusual can certainly describe many of the exhibits. Section on the Falls was interesting and they sure use to let people try many things over those them.

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Newmarket, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Still an awesome place to go, lot of things to talk about and think about. A lot of it is still the same as it was 4-5 years ago. Time to shake it up a bit Ripley's! Add something, change something.... MAKE me want to come back again, or else I don't think I will. There's lots and lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was so interesting. We love reading about all the oddities.There were many interesting tidbits and historical items and was worth the money!

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I thought this museum was a little more modern than others in town. It had older style TV's, but the exhibits themselves were timeless. Upon entrance there are a number of cool artifacts, a few two way mirrors, a gigantic chair and more cool things to see and do. Exit through gift shop,

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ripley's is very interesting. Lots to see and experience. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as it's a lot of walking. I would go again

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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