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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-220-9220
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Ranked #20 of 30 Attractions in Williamsburg
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Museums
Owner description: With over 350 exhibits, this 9000 square foot museum has something for everyone. Interactive...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Tarboro, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
56 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After hearing much about it, we finally had to go and check it out. The Museum reminded me of the old Ripley's TV show, and was entertaining in it's own silly way. The 4D movie was worth it with the entire family, and the interactive exhibits were great for kids! Make sure you DON'T use the "ens" restroom...

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

Hi there, Yes it's not only a fun place to visit but a fun place to work at. Nothing gets old and I'm still discovering things all the time. We look forward to your next visit and yes watch out for the "ens" restrooms:) Thanks! Bill Thompson General Manager More 

williamsaburg, VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As a child I aways read the shiort drawing relating to Ripley's items. I am happy that the City of Williamsburg now promotes it's museum. It is a joy for all.

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

Hello, It was great to see that you and your family had a great time at our museum. We look forward to your return visit. Thank you! Bill Thompson General Manager More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This should cost about $10.00 max, instead double! The kids could have cared less about most of it but they have games at the end and the wait to play is far to long. I say skip it!

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

Hello, Sorry to hear that you feel you did not get the full experience here at our museum. We have 11 gallery's and over 350 exhibits and every exhibit has a story to tell. It is self guided so you can take as long as you like to read, touch and take pictures of it all. We would love for... More 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was thoroughly entertained at Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. The exhibits were very interesting but the 4D Theater was awesome.. It's slightly more costly than I would've liked but All in all we enjoyed it thoroughly. I would visit this place again.

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

Hello, Great to hear you and your family had a great time here at the museum and our 4D Theater. We will remain open all year round and will look forward to your return. Thank you! Bill Thompson General Manager More 

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