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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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Fun to walk through

Most of the stuff was remakes, but interesting anyway. This was a typical Ripley's Believe it or Not, nothing extraordinary.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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alabama
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alabama
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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Most of the stuff was remakes, but interesting anyway. This was a typical Ripley's Believe it or Not, nothing extraordinary.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lots of things to see and some things you can take part. Your ticket gives you some lazer games to play and be a part of, the kids enjoyed this.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

There are plenty of unique and fascinating things to see and do at Ripley's, but you must take your time to get your money's worth! A common complaint seems to be that it is "too pricey," but if you take your time to stop and smell the roses, you will get your money's worth. There are rooms upon rooms upon... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Kids wanted to go because they saw a flyer with Bubblebee and Ironman on it.....not sure it was worth the money....the 3D movie was cool....but I could have done without the water in the face 4 times.....kids seemed to enjoy it, they are little so a lot of it was over their heads...

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Henderson, NC.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not sure who this is primarily geared to, because there was lots of off the wall stuff in there. Quite a collecton. I was intrigued by the structures made of matchsticks,, amazing to say the least. Thought it was pricy

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

100% chance of rain. We had to get the kids out. It was nice to get the two games in the admission price. A little bit of a shock that it was $2 a pop to play an additional game per person.

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

Cara, Glad you and your family decided to visit us on a rainy day and thank you for your review. More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's a pretty good place to take kids and adults; but not children under 8 or 9, too much to see and not an understanding of what they are seeing, it becomes overwhelming and they don't enjoy it. The film before hand was good for everyone. This building was a little small for all they had packed into it. It... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your review. With our Odditorium and Theater combined is over 10,000 square feet. With over 350 exhibits and our interactive's, we want to make sure every person get's to experience as much as they can while they are here. Thanks for your visit! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is very interesting for older kids as well as adults. Little on the expensive side for what you see, but keep in mind they need money to maintain some of these artifacts. The movie(s) are pretty short as well as the games. Most of the staff were polite however, some can really use training in customer service skills.

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

Hi there, Thank you for the review and your visit. I do not mention customer service much because our team strives to be the best at giving great customer to all. We hope you return to visit us again and look for our new 4D shows and additional interactive's. Thank you! More 

Amherst, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This museum/theater has EVERYTHING in the way of curiosities. Such strange things from around the world and MOST fascinating!! Worth the admission!!

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

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to give such a great review about your visit! We hope you visit our attractions again. Thank you! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Prepare to be weirded out. This is so much fun no matter if you are the child or parent. It is a little costly but worth it.

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

Having fun is a great way to describe our Ripley's museum. Hello, thanks for visiting us and having fun! More 

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