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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

108 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-293-9939
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Ranked #39 of 82 Attractions in Key West
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and unusual. Featuring over 550 exhibits in 10,000 square feet of air conditioned... more » Owner description: The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and unusual. Featuring over 550 exhibits in 10,000 square feet of air conditioned comfort. As seen on TV. Your self guided tour will take you through 15 themed galleries containing some of the most unusual objects, items, and collections, in the world. Robert Ripley traveled to over 200 countries in his lifetime collecting oddities everywhere he went. Featured items include: a shrunken human torso which once belonged to renowned writer, Ernest Hemingway. We also display Hemingway's own typewriter and reading glasses! As you enter Ripley's Key West Museum, you can now take part in making your very own personal souvenir Wax Hands! Stroll pass Matchstick art and singing robots to enter the world of the bizzar. Inside you'll see video clips from the top rated TBS television series starring Dean Cain, stand next to Miracle, the actual white buffalo who's odds of being born pure white are one in ten million, then try your best to remain upright as you inch your way through the Vortex Tunnel, a totally mind-blowing experience. And that's still not all! Take a selfie next to a life size replica of the worlds tallest man or capture your shadow on a wall. Purchase Tickets online for discount pricing! « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We didn't really know what to expect, we were just going by the name. We didn't make it to the one in San Diego a few years ago or to the one in Orlando last week so we had to make sure to hit this one, finally getting to see a Ripley's. On a plus side it was slightly cheaper... More

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

First time we have been to a Ripleys... Lots of unique items and facts to explore! You should really visit at least once if you have never been!

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Lincoln, De
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very disappointed. Have been to several other Ripleys locations that were much better. Was expecting a similar experience here as well.

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Hi Barb. Im so sorry we did not meet your expectations. We try our best to keep an even mix of authentic exhibits and interactives to entertain all generations and levels of enjoyment. Hopefully you will not let this visit deter you from visiting any of our other locations that you have not yet visited. We hope you will give... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We Walked by and decided to go in, not really knowing what to expect. We had a lot of fun! Many things to read, which was really interesting. And great things to do either ( the tunnel and shadows are great!). I liked the alternation between reading, watching, doing. Friendly staff too.

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Hello there Carola, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. We hope the rest of your Key West vacation was as enjoyable :) Have a great day and thank you again Carola! Kind Regards, Anthony S-J Manager keywest@ripleys.com More

Bradenton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Online they make it seem bigger. By attractions, they mainly just had signs to read. But I guess they can't showcase everything. I felt a bit mislead by it. It was pretty cool though, and had some good attractions, like the tallest man. We went on a week day so it was pretty much empty, which was really cool. Good... More

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Good Day Kmiller, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Im sorry you did not enjoy your visit as much as we hoped you would. The museum is 10,000 square feet which is a standard size for our museums, though I can understand do to the path layout how some may feel it is smaller. In regards to... More

Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you have ever watched Ripley's or been to a Ripley's museum, you know what to expect. We had time before we had to go parasailing, so we gave this place a visit. I didn't have much expectations. But it turned out to be a very nice place to visit. The exhibits were all very interesting and the place looked... More

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Hello Surya, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We try to update the museum regularly and will be planning some new items for 2015 so make sure to stop by again on your next visit and give us a chance to turn that 4 start review into a 5 star!... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Made a visit to this location when we took a family cruise. Clean facilities, nice exhibits would have liked it to have a little more, although they did pack quite a bit into a small building. Kept the kids entertained! There was quite a bit of reading at several exhibits and I would say the place was really geared for... More

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Hello Michele, Thank you for the great review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We aim at raising the bar on entertainment and reviews like yours let us know how we are doing. Have a great day Michele and we hope you enjoyed the rest of you trip! Kind Regards, Anthony S-J Manager Keywest@ripleys.com More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

If you have been to a Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum then you'll know what to expect - it has all the same elements of awe and wonder that they can pack into what is actually quite a small museum. If you haven't been before then it is a great stop on your itinerary ... Kids will love the... More

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a nice review. We appreciate all the feedback and we enjoy knowing that our guests had fun. We hope you visit us during your next trip to our little island. Have a great day! Kind Regards, Anthony S-J keywest@ripleys.com More

Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Kids love this place but great for adult too. Been to several of these but it was very clean here. Also great way to get out of the heat

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer. We are so glad that you enjoyed the visit! Thank you for taking the time to give us an awsome review. We hope you and your family enjoyed the rest of your visit to Key West! Have an awsome day! Anthony S-J Manager keywest@ripleys.com More

Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Ok, we don't go to many touristy places in Key West. Stopped doing that a long, long, time ago. But, we had friends down in July, and they wanted to stop. Heck, it was fun.

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Anthony S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Hello...tapwaterconchs...mmm I am sure there is a story behind that name :) Thanks so much for the great review! you made my day. We get so many locals in the museum daily, but its nice everytime we get a newcomer. Come back soon and keep and eye out for our local specials. Have an awsome day! Anthony S-J. Manager keywest@ripleys.com More

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