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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Newport
Type: Specialty Museums
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Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My 15 year old son insisted on checking this place out while we waited for a table at the Local Ocean Seafood restaurant down the street (which was excellent), but Ripley's was a complete waste of money. Cheesy "exhibits" and rooms full of dumb stuff sums up Ripley's. The only thing I can't believe is that I wasted my money... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We took 2 ten year olds and their favorite part was the dance room (silhouette) and American Idol room at Wax Museum. Good to buy pass to all three attractions (Ripley's, Wax Museum and Under sea Gardens) for 24.99 adults and about 14.50 kids). Fun place to go with kids, especially if they are into Ripley's. Take your time at... More

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Portland, Oregon
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a 5 and 10 yr old scared with screaming kids behind us. Probably better for older kids? It was something to do if the weather was bad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife, son (8) and I toured Ripley's Believe It or Not while we were waiting for our dinner reservation. It was full of neat things to see, read and watch. We enjoyed ourselves and it was an entertaining tour through the exhibits.

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Santa clara Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not so fun for younger children. It is dark things pop out and really a bit scary for younger kids there is a lot of cool and amazing things to read, and learn about. But for younger child we heard a lot of screaming and crying while walking though.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This ticket often is bought with the Wax musuem and Undersea Gardens. If you haven't seen it before, by all means, check it out, but see the better Waxworks first. Some things are interesting, others are quite dated.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We paid for all the 3 Ripley's, The wax works, and the Undersea gardens. Paid 75.00 for all 3 not worth it. Maybe just pay for the wax works and that is a maybe.

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Norwalk, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Good information, entertaining for the whole family. Brings back memories of the past shows and gives you intresting stats. We visited the museum because we obtained the Mariner Square combo ticket which entitles you to 3 museums: The wax works, Ripleys and the unersea gardens.

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Umatilla, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Not worth the money..very costly for a family of five and not worth it. I was disappointed, and won't return again.

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oregon
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you have seen a Ripleys before, nothing has changed. The tv show is better! That being said, the exhibit was clean. The lighting is dark. Some exhibits are mirrored like a fair glass house. The passage was narrow which made it difficult to pass others moving slower. With the exception of one exhibit, there are no stairs. Allow about... More

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