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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 64 Attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill since 1963, the...
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went in early January, and there wasn't the usual crowd to fight through while you walk through. It had a lot of cool things to look at, and a short video on people who went over the falls in barrels. Get a coupon book at one of the bus stops to save a couple dollars on admission!

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This attraction was interesting. There were many artifacts to look at up-close. It is a good experience for people of all ages. There were many items I had never seen or heard about.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went to see the museum on a recent visit to the Falls. So much fun reading about the different exhibits and seeing all the odd things. Really enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. That twirling tunnel was insane - walking through was crazy!!

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We took our time going through, there was a lot of interesting things to see but also lots to read. We had discount tickets from the hotel that we stayed at otherwise I don't know if we would of paid full price to go through.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had never been to a Ripley's before, nor had my family. We decided to visit on the way home from the waterpark and we were glad we did. Although there is a lot of traditional and relatively "old fashioned" items in the museum...there's lots to find of interest. WE especially liked the twirling tunnel...it's crazy! But lots of fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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

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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