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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

108 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 293 9939
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Ranked #37 of 83 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 500 exhibits in nearly 10,000 square feet of air... more » Owner description: The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and unusual. Featuring over 500 exhibits in nearly 10,000 square feet of air conditioned comfort. As seen on TV. Your self guided tour will take you through 13 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 walk under a prehistoric Mastodon skeleton, stroll past a car completely covered in US dimes, and come face to face with the world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow, who at age 22, stood an amazing 8' 11" tall! Take a picture with him and his 9ft ruler to see how you compare. And that's just the lobby! 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! Meet the world's heaviest man, a shark attack survivor, and the original vampire known as Vlad The Impaler. But don't worry, because we also have a vampire killing kit... just in case. « less
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Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been to 2 other locations before this one. This Ripley's differs a little from the others but not by much. Most of the exhibits are the same in other Ripley's locations with a couple unique ones. It was still a good time.

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

Alleo AI, Thank you for taking the time to review us online. Each of our locatins is aproximatly 80% different. With some of our shared exhibits being very prominant I can see how some may leave an impression at each museum, such as the worlds tallest man Robert Wadlow and our classic genuine vampire killing kits from the 1800's, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Growing up around beach towns there has always been a Ripley's believe it or not however I never cared to go into one. I decided to take the kids 7 and 11 years old as a treat for me taking them all through Key West to look at light houses old houses and shopping. I'm glad I did. It was... More

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

Hello! Thank you so much for the awsome 5 star review. We aim to entertain all age groups and we are glad you finally jumped in to one of our Odditoriums. Each odditorium is roughly 90% different and there are items to jog the nostolgia of the older generation, Cool strrange and unusual exhibits for the middle age range and... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I don't know why some people have left bad reviews here. We (4 adults, 3 children, ages 10,7 &4) had a really great time! It's a casual, laid back walk through that takes about an hour or so. Staff was very pleasant. The kids loved looking at all the extraordinary & weird displays. The adults enjoyed reading about all the... More

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

Hello Kathie, Thank you so much for the great review and awsome feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the sympathy on some of our previous reviews. They all help us know how we are doing, though as I am sure you may agree some are based primarily on an over expectation than... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Another of the North end of Duval Street attractions that kids will enjoy. There's plenty of strange and weird things for them to look at, as expected in a Ripley's museum, but as a couple of adults familiar with much of the weird world already, there wasn't a lot new for myself and my wife as we went through.

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

Hello Brett, Thank you for taking a moment to review us online. All the reviews help us know how we are doing. We are constantly on a battle to raise the bar on the "Weird World" as you put it, but it doesnt stop us! We are glad that your family enjoyed th tour and hope you will consider revisiting... More

Bradenton, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you have ever been to a Ripleys they are basically all the same and this one is no exception. They have a few Key specific things at the end but otherwise nothing special. We did enjoy the A/C and we had 2 one year olds with us who enjoyed running around. I also thought it was expensive, even with... More

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

Hi Catey, Thank you for takeing the time to submit a review. Each of our locations are designed roughly 85-90% different. Though we all have some staple, recognizable exhibits such as the worlds tallest man all the exhibits are genuine and unique. We do not replicate items, though with over 550 exhibits i can understand how it may seem overwhelming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We took our kids into Ripley's while in Key West. Cedric is one of the employees and was terrific! He was welcoming and fun when we walked into the attraction, when we were done, our daughter wanted to do a wax hand. Cedric was so good with her, very patient and good at talking with her. He made our experience... More

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

Hello Melissa! What an Awsome Review. Thank you so much. As I tell everyone our entire staff strive daily to make each persons visit memorable, but Cedric is extremly happy that he was able to leave a great impression on you. I am also glad to see we were able to keep the attention of all the age ranges in... More

Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place and enjoyed it! The price wasn't bad (about $15 per person.) and lots to see and do! It took us about an hour to get through the whole thing! Well worth it! Cool art pieces and lots of interesting facts! I had a nice time.. (And so did he surprisingly)

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

Hello from Key West to Kansas City! Ha the power of the strang and the unusual never ceases to amaze me! Glad to see your boyfriend enjoyed it as much as you did. Thank you so much for the great review and we are happy to see we met your expectations. Have a great day! Kind Regards, Anthony S-J Manager... More

nj
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

the kids had a blast reading about all of the wacky, zany things in the various exhibits! ripley's never disappoints!

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

HI there! Glad to see we didn't disppoint! We try our best and and I see your visit was last year, next time your in town please stop in again as we have added many more exhibits since your visit. have a great day! Kind Regards, Anthony S-J Manager Keywest@ripleys.com More

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