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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

6780 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)
323-466-6335
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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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Denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

As a kid, I loved Ripley's. They ran a single-frame in the weekly comics, and for some reason, my parents had some of the Ripley books. The museum was just as cheesy and schmaltzy as I remember the books and articles. Met my expectations--but expensive ($17 admission).

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Los Angeles, California
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Save your money. It mostly has pictures and posters on the walls with information on it. A couple of statues and small displays. I went through the whole thing in 15 minutes. I should have just stuck to reading the believe it or not books. Los Angeles is such a great place for museums and galleries this is not one... More

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Albuquerque
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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!

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Moore, Oklahoma
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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

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Evansville, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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...

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29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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

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Charleston, South Carolina
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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.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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