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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 #33 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and...
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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!
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Lenexa, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

North Canton, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Once you have been to one of these places they are all the same. There is so much more to do in KW don't waste your time.

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

Hi Tiffany, Im so sorry that you did not get the most out of your visit to the KW Odditorium. Each Odditorium is 90% different than the others and we try to mix it up with new exhibits regularly. I hope if you are ever in town again you may reconsider giving us a chance to wow you over. If... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
96 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you've visited a Ripley's museum in another city, you know what you'll find here. The displays are fun, some will make you laugh some will make you recoil but it's a fun place to visit and escape the Key West heat for an hour.

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

Hi Andy, Did you know every time someone gives us a 4 or 5 star rating an angel gets their wings? lol Just kidding but I very happy to see you enjoyed your visit to the KW Odditorium. We have some new items planned for next year as well as a new Haunted Walkthrough at night slated for December this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had a great time. The workers at door were excelent . The collection is amazing. Fun for all ages. Was there on Saturday Nov 1, 2014. For the price is worth a visit.

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

Hello Ceci, Thank you so much for the uber awsome review. We try our best to make sure everyone gets the most out of each experience. Hope you enjoyed the rest of you visit to KW as well! Kind Regards, Anthony Juarez Manager keywest@ripleys.com More 

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I purchased my tickets bundled with my aquarium admission to save a few bucks. I did not think it was quite worth the price to view but the albino buffalo and camel bone carving was pretty cool to see. I also liked the shadow freezing machine.

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

Hi Justin, Thank you for taking time to share you thoughs and reviewing us online. With the hundreds of exhibits we are glad a few jumped out at you. We try to incorporate the history with some new fun exhibits such as the Shadow wall you mentioned. We are planning Lots of new exhibits in March so if you are... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I have visited other Ripley's museums in Orlando and St. Augustine and I have to say that I was disappointed with this one. For the $32.00 we paid for the two of us, I felt like all we experienced was mostly framed newspaper articles on the walls. If we hadn't been to other Ripleys and not known... More 

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

Hello Robert, I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We strive to make each of our Odditoriums 90% different from the other. Being in such a historic location we have always prided ourselves in our over 550 historic and genuine artifacts. Though we only have around 15 of Ripley's original framed cartoons the remainder are all... More 

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