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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 #23 of 60 Attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Museums
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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 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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City of Kawartha Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The weather was awful outside, so we enjoyed spending the afternoon reading the facts and having a few laughs! Our 2 daughters loved it too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Went here during a bit of rain as it looked interesting. Had an amazing time very cool stuff... A lot of reading but worth it. Just my husband and I went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We purchased a Groupon deal and it was definitely worth it. There were very few people in the museum so we took our time and checked out everything. It was pretty much what you'd expect from Ripley's. Some very cool stuff, some creepy stuff, and a lot of fun facts. The tunnel was seriously trippy. Overall an interesting place to... More

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Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

neat stuff to look at. wish there was more hands on to increase the pleasure of the experience but you take what they've got.

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Southfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Had a great time at Ripley's it was reasonably priced and well worth the money. The exhibits and artifacts their were wonderful and sometimes interactive. You could go at your own pace and their was lots to see. I highly recommend this attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My 12 yo son wanted to go there and so we did. It was actually very fun. Much better then Guinness Book of Records, which we do not recommend you spending your money on.

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

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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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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