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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

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Address: 6780 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-466-6335
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Description: The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but...
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.
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A lot of information but a little dated

This is a great place to obtain knowledge, but it is beginning to look a little worn down. It needs an uplift of new stuff and redo some of the dioramas. It is a great place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Richmond, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to obtain knowledge, but it is beginning to look a little worn down. It needs an uplift of new stuff and redo some of the dioramas. It is a great place for kids to learn of amazing people and the things they have accomplished.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It is a small museum but got some interesting artifacts , but the two things my kids enjoyed the most are the shadow wall where we can create shadows for our poses and the other one kind of projected our shadow on a screen and made some fun things on the display ... Am not sure what it is called... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Real waste of half an hour if I'm honest. Old and very tired with nothing really of much interest. It was on a $30 deal including the waxworks opposite and the Guinness book of records attraction.......also rubbish. Keep your money , we all thought it hey were rubbish! Sorry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We bought a ticket from the wax museum which provided entry to this venue and I'm glad we did this. It was really interesting, a lot to look at and learn.

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Perth
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was impressed with the amount of facts and artefacts contained in a small place! We bought a three in one boucher..Guinness book of records and wax museum for $30 which was good value!

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! Taking the time to write a review is a lovely gift. We are honored to have been part of your Hollywood experience! More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

he ripley's is a complete waste of money and time, full of "oddities" from the 1930s collected by Ripley, that don't even look odd anymore. a ripoff, don't go near it.

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy our venue more. It's our goal here to earn a five-star review from each Guest. With the art featuring modern stars, to the Star Wars room, the dance room, and many updated exhibits, only a few of our items in the first exhibit really harken back to the classic days of Robert Ripley. Perhaps... More 

Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visit mainly because our daughters were curious about Ripley's. Although to be fair most of the items are the same in all of their locations. But worth checking out!

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Good Afternoon! Thank you ever so much for the kind review. We hope to be your favorite Ripley's Odditorium! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My daughter wanted to go here so we did I'm not gonna lie i really enjoyed it to lots of interesting and informative stuff to learn in there i had a great time lots of stuff to do in there too worth it

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the five star review! We will do our best to maintain and grow the experience for your return visit. Creating Memories is our honor! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was our first time at the RIpley's museum and we didn't really know what to expect. Lots of photo opps and read on history of items they have the museum. They also have mini activities to do around the museum which is great fun, especially for kids. Note there is an activity on folding your tongue, which is filmed.... More 

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Of course, the goal is five stars from every guest, of course! Making sure that you said it was time well spent is still what we want to hear. Thanks, please let us know how we can earn your five star review in the future! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Part of VIP pack with Guinness World Record Museum and Hollywood Wax Museum. It was okay but there really wasn't very many actual oddities, mostly it was pictures or models and descriptions. More than half could easily be just as effectively presented on a web site. There were some non-functioning exhibits. We felt it was better than Guinness' but worse... More 

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

It is tremendously impactful on the overall score of the location when we receive a two star review. I take the feedback very seriously; we want nothing more than to provide an experience worth remembering. We are working today to repair this weekend's downed exhibits, and I hope you give us or another of the Ripley's Museums another try next... More 

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