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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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Ranked #24 of 98 attractions in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Museums
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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

At first I wasn't sure if my kids would like it, but boy was I wrong. We had so much fun at this place, especially at the end with all the interactive stations. I wish they would've had more of that throughout the museum, not just all in one room at the end. The mirror was funny and I fell... More

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was by far our favorite exhibit on Clifton Hill. We have a 7 and 10 year old. Much better than Guiness. We all enjoyed this museum. We paired it with moving theater, which was a fun 10 minute ride.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

There is a lot of great things to see here, keeps you busy reading information and facts. It's amazing what you can learn in one place.

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Aurora, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I am e frequent visitor ripleys, even though it is all the same I enjoy going through and looking at it. Best part is the secret mirror, I'm sure you'll find out what I mean ;)

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Kent, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We came here at the end of a full day, so that might be why I wasn't too into it. A LOT of reading. There was a lot of information and some things that were interesting without having to read too much, but I think kids would get bored here after a while. You have to be here for at... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I learned so much from this attraction,It was incredible. My son went and he learned so much as well as I. Would do this a couple of more times just to remember a little more each time.totally awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A huge museum filled with oddities. There are actually Ripley's museums in several cities, and I am surprised that there is enough stuff to fill them. If you have seen another one, I might skip this one, but that is just me. Unlike a natural history museum or a science museum, the object is not so much to educate, but... More

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've visited this museum a few times now (as well as other Ripley's museums elsewhere) and I always find it so interesting. Many unusual, weird things. This time I went with my husband and kids (5 and 2) The kids were sometimes impatient with the exibits and my husband and I would have taken longer if the kids weren't with... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I love all things odd and interesting, so this was great. You could spend a few hours walking around here, if you're willing to do the reading. Stop by and learn a few things. :)

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Mississauga, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very good visit. You need to set aside a good few hours for this place. Wear comfortable shoes and take your time going through everything!

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