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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-220-9220
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Ranked #27 of 51 Attractions in Williamsburg
Type: Museums, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: With over 350 exhibits, this 9000 square foot museum has something for everyone. Interactive exhibits, an amazing Vortex Tunnel, Virginia's only... more » 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! « less
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Cheektowaga, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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223 reviews 223 reviews
47 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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28 reviews 28 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

kids enjoyed it, had a hard time killing two hours on a rainy day. spent $60, 2 adults 2 kids.way too expensive,save your money go somewhere else.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took my son and his friend to Ripleys. For $16.99 per adult it was a whole lot of nothing. Only go if you have a coupon; your money's better spent elsewhere.

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Most of the exhibits were interesting to read about, and the spinning illusion at the end was pretty cool, but it was a bit expensive (unless you have coupons). If you have young children (my brother was 3), they might be scared of the spinning illusion, but if you actually do it, it will be fun.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Some exhibits were outstanding, but others were geared more to the interests of children. Children would be very fascinated by this place, as it is fun education.

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