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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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Collection is nice but smaller than thought

I guess I did not know what to expect, but I think the collection is not as big as I would like it to be. That being said it WAS very interesting, there are a few old style TVs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A good way to spend an hour or so viewing the curiosities that 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not' is so famous. The biggest, smallest heaviest, tallest, oldest, all of these are on show. There is also an interactive area. Entry fee was quite reasonable, we bought combined tickets for Ripley's and the 3D cinema at the top of Clifton Hill.... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A unique attraction to visit, take your time and read the plaques or else you'll walk through it all not picking up anything. There are some genuinely interesting and humorous things inside here. There's also a photo op in the tallest man's chair, plus antique love testers and fortune telling machines you can try for $1 and under. The best... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A bit disappointed. I think maybe in this day and age it is hard to shock anyone anymore and a dress made out of gum wrappers, pictures made out of butterfly wings or even a two headed cow just doesn't do it. It was nice to be reminded of the things that used to be strange for us.

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Niagara Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The children loved it here. It seems to be in a time warp stopping around 1985. There are the usual horrific things, shrunken heads, videos of sword eaters, torture chamber tools and equipment, a tunnel that distorts your perception and makes you sick, etc. The best thing was the film about people going over Niagara falls in barrels.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I walked past this attraction numerous times in the past and thought that it looked over hyped. I only visited on the insistence of my 7-year-old son. Pros: It was not as bad as I thought it would be. My son liked the disorientation tunnel. Cons: Low ceilings make the galleries seem claustrophobic. Besides the giant chair, there were not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

the museum itself was not a bad experience. there was just not a lot in it and not very exciting. there was some cool stuff, but nothing so weird that is worth the 10.99 entrance fee. The one exciting bit was a revolving tunnel. Would not recommend if you are over the age of 12.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome attraction for all ages. Went on a day trip with my family when they we're visiting from BC. All of us definitely enjoyed it and would do it again.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ripley's Believe or Not! Museum is very interesting. It has a lot of neat information, artifacts and collectables. I think that I was expecting more to it but it was good and worth seeing.

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I guess I did not know what to expect, but I think the collection is not as big as I would like it to be. That being said it WAS very interesting, there are a few old style TVs that show you some video footage of believe it or not, which was a nice addition to overall picture.I would say,... More 

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Fostoria, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to read about several records along a weaving hallway this exhibit is for you. I was bored, my father (60) was bored and my daughter (11) was bored to death. NOT worth the money. NOT exciting. Strongly recommend that you skip this one.

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Address: Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4, Canada
Phone Number: 905-356-2238
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara Falls
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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