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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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Address: 108 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-293-9939
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Description: The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and...
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! Now featuring a new attraction...Ripley's Haunted Lock-Down. Come explore our historic building at night as we lock you in after hours, provide you with your own spirit hunting equipment and guide you through our haunted experiences and haunted artifacts. Investigated and Endorsed by Nationally Respected Author and Ghost Hunter David Sloan and Renowned Psychic Medium Dawn Michelle. Reservations Required
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Took a 10 year old and 7 year old, and they thoroughly enjoyed it. It's been a week and they're still talking about some of the things they seen on display here. It's Worth your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had not been to a Ripley's in many a moon. This one in KW was nice, had a lot of updated and recent additions to the collection. For me a little taxing due to stairs. The place is much bigger than you think it is. Great place for maybe tween and up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took a 10 year old and 7 year old, and they thoroughly enjoyed it. It's been a week and they're still talking about some of the things they seen on display here. It's Worth your money and time in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been to a few other Ripley's and they never disappoint. This one is no exception and it has a Key West twist! It was a very entertaining exhibit and my teenage daughter loved it. She had been looking forward to visiting here and raved about it afterwards. Take time out while you are in Key West to visit... More 

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

Hi John, Great Review...thank you so much. We are so happy that you and your daugher enjoyed the visit. Next time you are in town make sure to check out the new Haunted Lock-Down interactive ghost hunt through the ODDitorium at night. Have a great day and we really hope the rest of your visit was 5 stars as well!... More 

Palm Beach Gardens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I did not want to pay for this, but she kept asking- so we decided to go. Glad we did. 9-year- old says five star- a must if you have a child. Huge game of operation etc. 4 star- husband rates- he said great for kid as a 45 minute side show. They have 2.00 off coupons.

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

Hi Jennifer, Awsome awsome awsome! thank you so much for taking the time to review us online and for the 5 stars. We are so happy your family enjoyed the visit and we love the pictures! We try and bring the kid out in everyone :) Have a great day and we hope the rest of your visit to Key... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My kids enjoyed it very much. Good for the price. Nice mix of modern (toilet paper minions) and original Ripley stories. Good time-filler, paid less than $30 total for the 3 of us. Plenty of hand-on exhibits for the kids.

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

Hi Sharif, Thanks for taking the time to review us online! The team gets so excited whenever they hear we got a great review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to KW. Have a great day Sharif! Kind Regards, Anthony Juarez Manager Keywest@ripleys.com More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Interesting, but save your money. Duval Street over the last 25 years has evolved into a t-shirt and carnie atmosphere. This is one place where just a few of the attractions were attractive.

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

Hi Peter, Im sorry you didnt enjoy your visit to the Odditorium as much as we would have liked. Im not sure how we fit into the T-shirt and carnie concept of Duval st, but we have always featured strang, unusual and 100% authentic exhibits and artifacts from around the world. Please remember that all our attractions are 100% satisfaction... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is the second one I have been to. I did think this one seemed a little smaller than the one in Branson, Missouri but it was still full of cool things. Great thing to do if you need out of the sun for a while.

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

Hi there, Gracias for the 5 star review. Very glad you enjoyed the visit. Yes the Ripley's in Branson is ever so slightly larger than the Key West Odditorium, though we still cram just as many exhibits into our 10,000 sq feet Odditorium :) Thanks again for the great review. Anthony Juarez manager keywest@ripleys.com More 

St Augustine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My son and I visited the odditorium by day and had a ball with all of the interesting fact, cool oddities and fun interactives. It was a blast, and we learned a few things too! We did the haunted tour at night and holy cow! Meters and rem pods were going off everywhere! Boo Buddy was a great touch to... More 

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

Hello Kimberly, Thank you so much for the awsome 5 stars review. So happy you and your son enjoyed both the Odditorium and the Haunted Lock-Down! They really are a great combo together. Dont foget though...even though kids love boo buddy, his is an actual piece of EMF equipment used to attract Lilly the resident little girl spirit. Again we... More 

Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Whenever we travel if there is a Ripley's Believe it or not in the area I will always go. I have been to several and will continue to go. Some of them have the same things but it's still an experience. In a city where a lot of entertainment is targeted towards adults this is a great place to take... More 

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

Hi Lady Anger ...mmm if that is your real name! Thanks for the great review. So happy to hear you and your kids enjoyed the tour. While we do try to guage towards all ages, I must agree there isnt much for kids on island and Ripley's definatly fits as a must do to ensure they get something fun to... More 

Mobile, Alabama
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341 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I found this Ripleys to be a bit better then some of the others I have visited. They have actual items on display instead of just videos or mock displays. It is air conditioned which helped out a lot for us since we walked a long ways away.

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

hello from Key West To Alabama! Thank you so much for the great 5 star review. So happy to hear you think we are one of the better museums (I wont tell the other museums wink wink) lol. Glad you enjoyed the tour and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip! Have a great day and hope you visit... More 

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