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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

6780 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)
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Ranked #98 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
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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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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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

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Charleston, South Carolina
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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.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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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.

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Troy, Michigan
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20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

While we were incredibly disappointed by the Wax Museum and Guinness book of records, our VIP ticket was redeemed upon setting foot here. There were lots of interactive displays that kept us amused and laughing throughout. There is even a twist at the end that had us laughing for ages, and I'm sure everyone will love amusing themselves with the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stopped at the Ripleys museum as we had a couple of hours to pass before another engagement. As we were in other Ripley's museums in London and Las Vegas we still enjoyed our trip around this wacky museum and it had some unique items that weren't in the other ones. Reasonably priced and it was very quiet so we... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We got the VIP pass that gave us access to the Guinness Museum, the Wax Museum and Ripley's, and Ripley's was definitely the highlight for us! Immediately when we walked in we were treated to a handful of interactive displays. This museum was a nice surprise for us, it is much bigger than it looks on the outside and you... More

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