We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

6780 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)
323-466-6335
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #92 of 391 attractions in Los Angeles
Book a Tour

Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now, the entirely new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium takes it... more » Owner description: The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now, the entirely new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium takes it to the next level of bizarre, amazing, unbelievable and downright fun. With a Colossal Emphasis on Tinseltown, Everything inside is new and unbelievable!The Hollywood Odditorium is open again after a temporary closure to give the show a major facelift – in true Hollywood fashion!Visitors to Ripley’s historic Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue attraction will be greeted by the iconic dinosaur on the roof, but inside they’ll find hundreds of new unbelievable exhibits – many of them hands on and interactive –all designed for family fun and entertainment! Celebrities take center stage here, including Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Frank Sinatra, Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe – but in ways people have never seen. Guests will find celebrity creations carved from phone books, pasted from junk mail, created from candy and even a lifesized Arnold Schwarzenegger “Terminator” statue covered in dozens of three-dimensional scenes from some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Eclectic may be the best word to describe the new collection of nearly 500 different exhibits – all unusual, all family-friendly. Most are one-of-a-kind items, like the actual flag a Chilean miner draped over his shoulder when he emerged from being trapped underground after 69 days, it’s signed by all 33 of the men who were rescued. Other unusual items include a 1975 FBI Wanted poster for Patty Hearst, 17th century dog armor, a purse made from soda cans and gallery after gallery of early, weird, rare and often bizarre Hollywood celebrity artifacts. “Our completely new show will absolutely knock our guest’s socks off!” said Andrea Silverman, manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not Hollywood Odditorium. “We’ve assembled an unbelievable collection that people will never forget.”Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood is open 364 days a year, 10 a.m. to midnight. The Odditorium is located at 6780 Hollywood Blvd., and is only closed the day the Oscars are held across the street at the Kodak Theatre. « less
Write a Review

78 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    22
    29
    18
    9
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I could have spent an entire day here. I got discounted entry because i ate a bug for a special show they had there that day. Best thing in hollywood! Convenient location and near many attractions in the area. Lots to see and picture taking opportunities. Don't rush through it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moore, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and son had a blast here. It was ok for me but glad they had a good time. Here is a tip buy the three attraction package

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evansville, Indiana
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our children are not thrilled with museums. They were very excited and engaged going through this. Great way to spend a couple of hours. One can't really read everything...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love funky and weird things, I was so excited to visit Ripley's.. boy, was I disappointed! I won't waste your time here, there is just soooo many other things to do in the LA area! Everything here was worn down and outdated. I left like I was in a thrift store!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is the first Ripley's we went to. We didn't plan to go, just stopped in while walking the "Walk of Fame." It was a quick, interesting museum with every inch covered in something new and cool. My son loved the shadow wall and dancing wall. I loved the Marilyn Monroe section. Not too much in the gift shop, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have done the museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, so this one was not new and different and had many of the same exhibits. However, my daughters, who had never been to one thoroughly enjoyed it. Fun exhibits.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Really fun interactive and interesting museum for all ages. Loved the Marilyn Monroe section it was probably my favourite. The music section was great so much interesting and different bits and pieces. It was a good way to spend an hour or so off the streets away from the hustle bustle and heat of the Hollywood streets. There are some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Museum its self was wonderful fun, we had a blast walking around and seeing everything. Parking was scary and expensive. People are approaching you on the street left and right it was very uncomfortable. Homeless people everywhere asking for money right outside.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monroe, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We found a groupon for four at $32 total (vs. $68 regular), and really that was about what it was forth. It was fine, but not enthralling. It'll kill an hour or so, but in my opinion it's not a must see.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Troy, Michigan
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was with my boys on vacation and they wanted to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the sites in the area. As it's REALLY crowded, they welcomed the idea of sneaking into some of the "museums" to kill time (we were headed to a baseball game later that day). I read some posts about Ripley's and the 3... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum also viewed

 

Been to Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing