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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 #39 of 84 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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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222 reviews 222 reviews
69 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Takes about an hour. The exhibits are fun and interesting to see. Maybe a little pricey but definitely will make the kids happy!

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

Hello Amanda, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. All the reviews help us keep on our toes and make sure we are meeing our guests expectation. Have a great day Amanda. Kind Regards, Anthony S-J Manager keywest@ripleys.com More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not spectacular but the kids had a great time. They really enjoyed it. The cost of admission is not too expensive. It was a good place to go into on a very hot day. I would pass on going a second time.

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

Hello, Thank you for the review. Glad to see your children enjoyed the tour. I hope you may reconsider visiting again in the future as we are constantly adding new exhibits. Have a great day and thanks again! Kind Regards, Anthony S-J Manager keywest@ripleys.com More

Naples, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Personally I only went to this attraction for my 8 yr old daughter. Some of the exhibits were interesting but for the most part this is something for the youngesters to see.

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

Hello Shelann, Thank you for visiting our museum and thank you for taking the time to review us. Im glad you and your daughter enjoyed the musum. We constantly get mixed reviews on the age range for the museum. We are constantly updated the exhibit collection to proivide a mix of Ripley's original artifacts and modern newer exhibits we continue... More

Lakeland, FL
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

So we have a 19 year old son who really doesn't want to do anything when we travel, EXCEPT go to every Ripley's museum in existence. So we went to this one, mostly just to have something to do as a family. Adults' review: it was identical to all other Ripley's anywhere. Son's review: 4*, very interesting, better than some... More

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

Hello There, Thank you for taken a moment to review us online! Ripley's has grown to become a household name, but we definatiley attract a teen demographic. Hello...can you say SELFIE opportunities lol. Where else can you get a picture standing next to a scale model of the worlds tallest man or the Mexican Vampire Woman! Thanks again for the... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was by far the best attraction in Key West.The information provided for each attraction was so interesting to read...i wanted to stop at every single one of them.The Manager Anthony is very knowledgeable, friendly,and passionate at what he sells.This was extremely entertaining and i can't wait to go back.

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

Hello Pompers (Awsome profile picture of your puppy by the way!) Thanks so much for the great feedback and review. Usually Im always ecstatic when I get to go back to one of my team members and tell them someone said something nice about them in a review, but in this case that team member is Me (yay me). So... More

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on a rainy day because there's not too much else to do in key west when it's raining. It was very interesting and I was surprised by how long it took us to get through. This place is great for kids and adults. I was interested the whole time and would recommend for others.

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

Hi there Cheryl, Thanks for the not 1, not 2, not 3, and not 4, but the FIVE star rating! WHhen we see 5 stars our team really does take pleasure in our guests satisfcation. One team member just out of high school recently said how happy he was to have his first job in an industry designed to make... More

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