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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

9907 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
850-230-6113
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Panama City Beach, FL is one Florida’s favorite indoor attractions. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum Panama City area... more » Owner description: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Panama City Beach, FL is one Florida’s favorite indoor attractions. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum Panama City area location is more than just a museum of the strange and the unusual, but a collection of oddities housed in what appears to be a sinking ship, the S.S. Ripley. The oddity museum known as Ripley’s Believe It or Not “Odditorium” houses the bizarre, the macabre, the one-of-a-kind exhibits that have made the late Robert Ripley famous. The collection of rarities from moon rocks returned to the earth’s surface by Apollo astronauts to the Berlin Wall remnants salvaged from the rubble in 1990 that long separated East from West are compelling. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoyed our day there. We did the works tickets(combo with wonder works). It was interesting and entertaining but didn't take long to go through it. Make sure to not plan it as a "day" trip but more like a quick stop.

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attractions and we appreciate your input. I am glad that your family enjoyed yourselves while you were here and were able to take advantage of the X-treme Combo ticket. More

Panama City Beach, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

$20 for a couple of hours entertainment - OK, I guess we do pay nearly that much for a movie ticket, so no complaining. There are lots of oddities to capture your attention and the movies are good, just toooooo short. The most irritating thing we discovered was the crowd of people. We were there during peak season and the... More

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attraction and we appreciate your input. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself. We do offer discounts in some of the local visitor's guides distributed out to all of the condos and hotels. We do get a good rush of people when it rains especially since we are one of the most popular indoor attractions... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I brought out 2 boys here (7 & 12). They weren't very interested in many of the sites. Definitely not worth the money. The 7D moving theater was pretty awesome, although it could have last a little longer.

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attraction and we appreciate your input. I am glad that you were able to take advantage of the X-treme Combo between us and Wonderworks. I am glad that we were able to save your vacation while you were here at Panama City Beach. We are happy that you rode our new 7D moving theater ride... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Ripleys just for the interactive movie theater. We paid for admission and it included both movies, which was good. However, the movies are only about 6 minutes long. They are a blast and we definitely enjoyed them, but they do cost too much.

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for riding our new 7D Moving Theater Ride. We appreciate your feedback and I hope you can come back to take advantage of our combination ticket which gives you admission to the Ripley's Odditorium and your choice of the Zombies or Pirates 7D Movie ride. We have also added over 200 new exhibits in our new interactive, cargo... More

Northfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Loads of actual, and replications, of oddities from around the world. From artifacts from the Titanic to stuffed two-headed animals, to fantastic artworks from the Orient, you'll see it here!

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attractions and we appreciate your feedback. I hope you will be able to come back in the future or visit other Ripley's attractions. More

Abita Springs, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Admission is a beat steep in my opinion. With that said, it was a pretty fun time. If you get into weird artifacts and such then you'll love this place. As a craftsman I love that type of stuff. We paid a little extra for the movie at the end, which was fun. I'm not sure that I'll return, but... More

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attractions and I am glad that your enjoyed yourself. Hopefully, if your are able to attend in the future, you will be able to take advantage of the discounts available in the visitor's guides distributed throughout the local hotels and condos. More

Leawood, Kansas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Some of the exhibits are interesting and some are strange. A mix of artifacts from bygone eras and stuff that would have been exhibited in a carnival "freak show". The price of admission is a little steep, about $25. Still, I would recommend paying the extra for the interactive "7D" movie. It is fun.

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attraction and we appreciate your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the new 7D theater ride. We also offer children's rates (ages 5 - 12) which are $12.99 for the Ripley's Odditorium and $17.99 for the Ripley's/Moving Theater ride Combo. There are also discounts available in the local guides available in the many condos... More

Providence RI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was lots of fun, I went with my In laws and the kids really loved it. I probably had just as much fun as the kids. But don't do the spinning ride, especially after eating. Maybe I'm getting old and can't hand throwing off my equilibrium like I used to but I felt really nauseous after.

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attraction and I am glad that you enjoyed yourself. We have put in a new 7D moving theater ride with seats that are not as jarring as the previous one. I hope you can also come back and see our new, interactive cargo hold with over 200 new exhibits. We really appreciate your feedback. More

Panama City Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is good for a one-time visit. Not worth a second time. The tunnel at the end was the best part.

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attraction and I am sorry you were not completely satisfied with your visit. We have installed a new, interactive 7D moving theater that includes two movies (Zombies and Pirates) in which guests can shoot at the screen and compete against each other. We have also added over 200 new exhibits in our new cargo hold... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you enjoy perusing the arcane, unusual or downright bizarre, then this self-described "odditorium" will appeal to you. On the other hand, for young children or anyone without an appetite for strange exhibits, this will become a casual walk interrupted by an occasional distraction. For those that are interested, Ripley's is best enjoyed by taking the time to carefully search... More

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Drew M, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our attractions and for your feedback. I am glad there were exhibits enjoyed by everyone in your party for all ages. I am glad you enjoyed the new, 7d theater ride and I hope you will be able to enjoy other Ripley's or come back to this one in the near future. More

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