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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Address: 108 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-293-9939
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Ranked #39 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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! 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was there a while ago and had such a great experience! I'm going back in a couple months and CANT WAIT to do the new ghost tour! I heard its amazing!

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

Hello Miranda, Awsome Awsome that you gave us a 5 star review! Extremly happy that you enjoyed your visit and yes you absolutely must try our new Ripley's Haunted Lock-Down Tour. Just look at the reviews already and we have only been running a week. You are into a ghostly good time when you visit us again! Thank you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We decided to go on the Ghost tour they recently started doing. The ghost investigation was a great new idea to spend an evening in down town Key West and we wanted to try it out. The tour Guide Anthony did an amazing job entertaining the visitors, was very energetic and attentive. The stories were quite fascinating and the ghost... More 

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

HAPPY NEW YEARS CAHR! Please forgive me for the incorrect typing of your name. I love to know the names of each reviewer especially one that mentions me by name, but unfortunaly I am not savey enough to figure out how to type the R as it is expressed in your name. Thank you so much. All these wonderful reviews... More 

Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I visited for the haunted tour with Anthony as our guide and was very impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm in his job !! I would definitely recommend this to tour to all tourists and locals if you are interested in the weird, bazaar and if you're into the supernatural forces !!

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

Hello Johnboy! OMG thank you so much for the 5 star review. I was your guide and I must say every tour I do is different and I love love the Haunted tours. So much cool activity in this building. I hope you try us out again soon! Happy New Years! Kind Regards, Anthony Juarez Manager Keywest@ripleys.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My family and I (group of 8) attended the Haunted Lock Down and it was such a blast. Anthony, the tour guide, was full of great stories and very enthusiastic which made the tour better! We had EMF readings and some voices came from the voice box just to name a few things. We just wish we could have stayed... More 

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

Hello Bearrie and Happy new years! I remember your group! Thank you so much for the gret review and the kind words, I try my best (Bowing gracefully) lol. So happy you guys enjoyed the new tour. Be sure to check us out again next time you are in town as we just got some super cool new Ghost hunting... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have been to other Ripley's and this one is just as entertaining. Price was good, as were the displays. Enjoyed it, and was a nice stop while in Key West.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There is lots to do in Key West and you really can't do it all in just one visit, but if you haven't visited a Ripley's Believe It Or Not then stop in next time you are walking Duval street and it's hot and humid out. Ripley's is a great place to cool off and pick up some very interesting... More 

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

Hello Chrystie, Thank you so so much for the great review. I love when adults realize how much the Odditorium can offer them. There is so much history here that it truly can take hours to go through it all. We are so happy you guys enjoyed your visit. Come visit soon as we are about to start a new... More 

Holden Beach, North Carolina
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

So this place has not changed for over ten years- still a great outing if you have some cash to spare. Lots of fun for the kids and they constantly try to keep the place updated. Just rememeber that you will always be in a little bit of a tourist trap!

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

Hello Holdenbea...if that is even your real name ;) Thanks so much for the review! Glad to see you are a return visitor. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit and make sure to check us out during your next visit as we are about to start a new Haunted Walking Tour soon! Have a great day! Kind... More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Stopped here while on a Royal Caribbean cruise last week looking for something cheap to do while at port and my son and I had a blast. Kept us busy for a good while. Would definitely recommend to visitors.

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

Hi Matt! Thank you for the 4 star review. So happy that not only did your son enjoy, but you did as well. We try very hard to keep our Odditorium relevent for all ages! The team hopes that you guys enjoyed the rest of your cruise! I heard Royal Caribbean has some awsome ships! Hopefully we will see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Had the best time today making wax hand sculptures with the kids. The staff was awesome and would recommend this to adults and kids lots of fun and not over priced.

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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 time to review us online. We are super excited you enjoyed making wax hands. That is our favorite pass time is making our own hands. I hope your kids enjoyed them as well. Have a great day and come back soon! Kind Regards, Anthony Juarez Manager keywest@ripleys.com More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

During our Disney cruise in early November, we spent a day in Key West. While walking around, we saw this place and my daughter, very interested in trivia, wanted to go and visit this museum. Once inside, we walked around and we were quickly overwhelmed with all the facts thrown at us. Some were indeed interesting and other quite not.... More 

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

Hello fellow Floridian, I am sorry that your children got a little scared. We try to tone down anything that may affect the young ones since we are popular among school field trips. We did have a few teachers walk through and approve the tour for younger children but maybe they missed something. I would be very greatful if you... More 

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