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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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$30*
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Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
66%
Ranked #36 of 71 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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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
2 helpful votes 2 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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

Hollywood, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I took my 19 month little girl here today! We has a blast! She had such a good time and it is very interactive! You can spend 45 minutes or hours here! It is so super clean and having a toddler touching everything - you do not worry! Everything is structured for kids and adults! This is a great place!... More

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

Hello Heather, Thank you so much for the great review! I am so excited that both you and your younger kids enjoyed the Odditorium. Our goal has always been to provide history with a twist! Thanky you again! Have an awsome day! Kind Regards, Anthony Juarez Manager keywest@ripleys.com More

Bridgewater
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you want something different, unique in many ways and very reasonable in price, try this place! It is filled with many interesting items and stories of prisoners building ships out of matches, planes too and you can see them right there, impressive! Many other things of interest that grab ones attention are great for adults and for stories to... More

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

Hi there Frank! Thank you so much for the great review. We definatly pride ourselvs in being unique and different as you were able to expereince. I shared your review with the staff and they were very happy to know that you took the most out of your experience. If you visit again in the future make sure to check... More

Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We didn't really know what to expect, we were just going by the name. We didn't make it to the one in San Diego a few years ago or to the one in Orlando last week so we had to make sure to hit this one, finally getting to see a Ripley's. On a plus side it was slightly cheaper... More

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

Hello JT Thank you so much for taking the time to review us online. Though we wish we had done a better job at "wowing" you we appreciate the honest review. All feedback helps us better enhance the show for future visits. We are a 10,000 sq ft Odditorium which is the standard size (same as the Orlando Odditorium). because... More

Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

First time we have been to a Ripleys... Lots of unique items and facts to explore! You should really visit at least once if you have never been!

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

Hello Alabama! Thanks so much for the 4 stars. Our staff (The Fun Facilitators) are extremly happy you enjoyed your visit. If you have time visit us next year as we have some new exhibits planned to arrive in March :) Thanks again for the great review! Have a great day! Anthony S-J Manager Keywest@ripleys.com More

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