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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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Creepy pasta

We loved this tour. All I can say I was nervous the whole time. It was very fun and creepy. We heard some really scary things...bells ringing doors slamming. Overall we loved it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We loved this tour. All I can say I was nervous the whole time. It was very fun and creepy. We heard some really scary things...bells ringing doors slamming. Overall we loved it and will go back to this this....Thanks Ashley for being so cool. You guys made our night very fun! Into Ghosts? Go to this tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went on Friday night and booked the nightly lock down ghost tour. It was definitely creepy! The guide Ashley was informative and friendly. She was willing to answer any questions we had. We were able to use a spirit box and emf readers to track ghostly activity. The tour was good and worth the cost. If you like ghost... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had my camera to get some trivia recorded so going to be good at asking trivia questions for awhile enjoyed this interlude my visit to key west

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My 7 year old son was itching for something to do in our down time walking down Duval st and his friend had told him all about the strange attractions! While my 14 year old daughter and i were a bit unsure at first we had a great time! We were intrigued by all the interesting people and unusual occurrences!... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have visited other locations in other cities and in my opinion they were better. This was a very short attraction. You can easily go through in 30 minutes. My kids (5 and 8) did not care to go back through a 2nd time. I suggested it since it was over so fast. Surely we missed something. By that point... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our family of 5 stopped in here as we typically love Ripley's....it was out first time to this one in Key West. The place had a few interesting things to look at, but nothing like others I have visited. The staff was very friendly, the place was clean, clean bathrooms, and climate controlled which can be important for Key West.

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

Hello Jeanna, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us know your thoughts on our Odditorium. I am sorry it was not up to your expectations. While each Oddtiorium is roughly 90% different from each other some focus on different themes and items as ours has a lot of history and original items that Robert... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We've been to other Ripley's museums. They're all pretty much the same. This one isn't very exciting at all. There were a couple of cool things about Key West in there, but not worth the money.

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

Hello Tennessee! Im sorry we didnt meet you expectations. Our Odditoriums are all designed roughly 85%-90% different from each other. Though I can understand that all the Oddities can sometimes seem to blend when there is so much wierdness in one place. I hope you will consider us again on a future trip as we are planning once again to... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

pretty neat visit for couples or friends especially during the summer months when it's hot out you can spend about 30 minutes to see everything

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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 taking the time to give us a great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. If you are int town again in the future make sure to try out our new Haunted Lock-Down guided tour! Have a great day Anthony Juarez Manager keywest@ripleys.com More 

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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 

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