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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757-220-9220
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Description: With over 350 exhibits, this 9000 square foot museum has something for...
With over 350 exhibits, this 9000 square foot museum has something for everyone. Interactive exhibits, an amazing Vortex Tunnel, Virginia's only Impossible LaseRace, Atomic Rush, stunning 4D movies, and a candy shop with 150 different flavors. Now open -Catfish Cove mini golf!
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It was filled with some really neat and bizarre items. I was just expecting something more. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the laser challenge.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Bethany P
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Little Hocking, Ohio
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Little Hocking, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was filled with some really neat and bizarre items. I was just expecting something more. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the laser challenge.

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi Bethany, Thanks for the review. Most kids and adults alike love our interactive games and movies. Well will be getting a different movie this year, upgrading the laser race and adding other features. Thank you for your visit. Bill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We went to Ripley's hoping it would be worth the money. The building looked small. We took our three children ages 7, 13, and 18 hoping we would please at least one and thinking we probably would think it was ok. The amount of things they have in the museum to look at is amazing and we enjoyed ourselves so... More 

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi, Every review is important to us but what's more important is making sure our guest's have a great time! We are so pleased that you and your family had such a good time and thank you for the wonderful review! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very cool. Not only can you see nice & weird things it's interactive things as well. Just my husband and I this time but we're sure to bring the kids back.

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for letting us know how your visit was and we look forward to your return with the rest of your family. More 

Pasadena, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There were parts of it that he loved but there were a lot of areas that did not hold his interest at ALL. It IS a museum. He loved the interactive areas with the laser games but not so much the relics from Ripley' s trips. You pay a chunk extra to see the "4D" movie. It was a cold... More 

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for not only visiting our museum but also writing a review on us. We have our interactive games, spinning tunnel and more for those who enjoy interactive things and of course our exhibits for those who have time to take pictures and read about our exhibits. We will continue to add more interactive things and changing... More 

Tarboro, North Carolina
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a weekend getaway in the Williamsburg, VA area during Labor Day weekend. After a long day of shopping and dining, we decided to visit the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. We had such a great time exploring the exhibits, playing games, and watching "Bamboo Express" in the 4D Theater. We had fun being big... More 

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your kind words about your visit. Even I at times here at work feel like a 30+ kid. Thanks again and hope you will return. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Some of the stuff was cool.... but not worth the price. Just save your moneym the whole thing doesnt even take an hour

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us here at the Williamsburg Ripley's. I apologize if you feel your experience was not worth the admission. We have over 350 exhibits in over 10,000 feet including our 4D theater. On an average a visit including the theater is an hour and a half. I thank you again for your visit. More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I wish we didn't spend the money. The one in Orlando is amazing so I expected this one to be good but it was a huge let down. We did the 4d movie and it was way to short of a movie for the price. The best thing about all of it was the games you can play in the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I visited on Valentine's Day. We were looking forward to it since it was the first time we'd visited Williamsburg. It definitely did not disappoint! We had a great time and there were an immense amount of interesting facts we learned that day. The price is reasonable and I also believe they offered military discount. Overall, we... More 

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi there, I know it's been a while since your visit & glad you enjoyed it! And yes it is fun for all ages. The question I'm asked a lot is if our museum is kid friendly. I let them know that although we are know for the strange and unusual, we have plenty of exhibits, interactive activities and our... More 

Cheektowaga, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There was a ton of things to see. They had this laser race there, kids were definitely enjoying themselves. It reminded me of the older tv shows of Ripley's believe it or not. The 4D movie was well worth it. You can do all three at a great price too.

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi there, Great to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit here with us at Ripleys. The Laser Race is one of my favorite so it's always great seeing others enjoy it. Thanks for your visit and we look forward to your return. Bill Thompson General Manager More 

Richmond, Virginia
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stopped by while in Williamsburg and enjoyed our visit. We spend about 45 minutes touring the museum but did not take in the available movies. Lots of interesting items to see.

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Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate your visit. Next time certainly check out our 3D movies with the 4D effects. We have two double features you can choose ranging from Dinosaurs to a safari ride. And as always check back at our museum as we are always updating exhibits. Glad you had a great time and look forward to your next visit. Bill... More 

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