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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now,...

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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Fun and sometimes creepy!

I've been to a Ripley's in Australia before, and this is pretty much the same - a whole lot of really weird and fun exhibits! Everything is interesting, and it ranges from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Geelong, Australia

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to a Ripley's in Australia before, and this is pretty much the same - a whole lot of really weird and fun exhibits! Everything is interesting, and it ranges from the historical (a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe), to the wacky (celebrity portraits made of candy) to the creepy (a knife carved from a human bone). Our visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally took my kids to see this place. So glad we finally went! It doesn't take long to go through the museum, so only plan 1-2 hours max. I was surprised how affordable this place was. There are all sorts of curious facts and things to see. Then there was a room or two with optical illusions and interactive stuff.... More 

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Chinchilla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did this as the day was very wet so we went in to shelter from the rain we were in and out in less than 45 mins expensive some good facts in there old not up to date on stuff .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stuff they have here is interesting, but not interesting enough for the admission price. They are trading off their name.

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

I'm sorry you didn't find what you were looking to experience here. We have 13 galleries and 300+ exhibits, but it's a fraction of the collection. I am willing to reach out to our curator for things that deserve to be in our Odditoriums-stay in touch! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't set your expectations too high! I took my eight year old son and it occupied him for around 45 minutes or so. Ripleys has some interesting and fun things to look at and kids will find some of pretty interesting. Definitely once is enough.

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

We remodeled in 2012 to offer a more all-ages friendly experience. I'm truly glad your son had a memorable experience with us! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There're many kind of interesting stuffs to see. Its sure a good experience, one time visit is enough

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. We change exhibits and galleries regularly, hopefully we can add something that will get that five-star rating! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Many exhibits from the book and TV show. From all over the world and from resent history. Also has a gift shop

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

Thanks for your visit, and for taking the time to leave us a kind review! More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The LA Ripley's believe it or not museum is priced at $20 / adult which I thought was a tad too much for what's in the museum. That said, there are some interesting artifacts - and not surprisingly, a lot are to do with Hollywood.

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

We ARE quite Hollywood themed- are the Hollywood Ripley's, after all! Thanks for responding. In the days of the $20 movie ticket, we strive to compete while offering a fair price. We want to be able to maintain our venue and offer you the best staff in town at the quickly-escalating California wage rate. I hope you feel like the... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Pro: - If you grew up watching the TV show or those little snippets in the newspaper, you will pretty enjoy this attraction - Lots of interesting displays that span the world - Some displays are interactive... beware the mirror though ;) Con: - Pretty small place, but enough probably to spend an hour or more Tip: - Get the... More 

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

Thanks for the four-star review! You're right-the VIP combo is the best value, and the three venues are unique enough to warrant a visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We live in Los Angeles but had not been to Ripley's before. I took my two grandchildren, ages 8 and 7, and I was truly surprised at how much they enjoyed it. The exhibits were very entertaining and weird and there were lots of interactive activities. They especially enjoyed the shrunken heads, the tallest man, the shadow room, the dancing... More 

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

Your review makes my night. Thanks infinitely for the kind words, and for taking the time to review us. More 

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