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Address: 1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757-220-9220
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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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The 4D Movie is GREAT! But everything inside the "museum" is just so-so. Stuff we've already seen... world record stuff, and few things, but all in all It kind of reminds me of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Joanna M

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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 4D Movie is GREAT! But everything inside the "museum" is just so-so. Stuff we've already seen... world record stuff, and few things, but all in all It kind of reminds me of something my grandparents would like to see. Little kids might find it interesting too- but a teen or adults? Just pass. With that being said HOWEVER the... More 

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

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to do a review about us and we really appreciated your visit. Thanks Bill More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to a few Ripley's in my day, but this one was absolutely perfect for our family! The museum had some of the most interesting, kid-friendly displays and activities. My nephews are very active, but this museum held their attention for a full two hours! There was also a 4D theater. The experience is totally worth it. The age... More 

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

Hi there, We get groups and families that range in ages like yours quite often. It never gets old to hear what a great time they have and in your case you and your family were able to do everything. I want to thank you for a wonderful review and for bringing your family here to visit us. We really... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a rainy cold day and thought this would be a fun time. You can’t just buy a ticket to the museum you have to buy one that includes little kid games and the 4D movie. I guess they are trying to justify their high prices. There were some very interesting things but they were few and far between.... More 

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Thank OniBaba0707
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your candor and sorry to hear you felt the games were to kid like for you but we have at times more adults enjoying the games more so than kids. Also we do have tickets that do not include the 4D show and those tickets are cheaper. I certainly want to thank you for your visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here, but once you add up all extras, it kind of expensive. Interesting things to see.

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time do a review on us. With over 350 exhibits, games to play, spinning vortex tunnel to walk through, 3D movies with 4D effects, just to name a few. We hope you were able to experience it all. Thanks for visiting us and we wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday and New Year:)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had a good time however this isn't the best Ripley's I have ever been too. It was a little high for how small it is. The one in Gatlinburg and Myrtle Beach are much better than this one.

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to do a review on us and we really appreciate your visit. Bill More 

Windsor, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We splurged and did it all. We loved the 4-D Dino movie but our daughter covered her eyes for most of it. She also got scared in a couple of the rooms-which I had no clue she would get scared. Also when you are exploring all of the history in the triangle here, we thought this would be a nice... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for bringing your family to visit us here at Ripley's. In our Odditorium we have something for everyone from a real shrunken head to Bumblebee made out of car parts. We hope you visit us again and next time check out our double feature 4D shows Bamboo Express with Roadhoggers which I think your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We did the whole tour, including both 4 D movies, and games. The price was steep, even with a military discount. The museum was interesting, wish the movies and games could have been longer.

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. Sorry you felt admission was pricey. Our military is the same as our Combo package just cheaper. It includes our 11 gallery Odditorium, double feature 4D shows, Laser Race & Atomic Rush games, vortex tunnel ect...We make sure you get the full experience for your admission. We really appreciate your visit! Bill More 

bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Make sure you allow yourself enough time to See it all, at least 2 hours Fun, ray to get to, right on the main road, don t miss the 4 d movies awesomw

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

Hey there, We really appreciate your review. Glad you were able to visit us this week and was able to enjoy everything. Please come again! Thank you! Bill More 

Marietta, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I went with my daughter and her friend on vacation. It was interesting and we had a good time. The best part was the games they have. One is a laser game and the other is like Simon where you have to hit your color while running around. The downfall is you can only play once and then have to... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for the review. Great to see you had a good time visiting us. Come back and visit us again that way you can check out our 3D movies with all the 4D effects like your daughter and friend did. Just be prepared to get a little wet:) Thanks again! Bill More 

Virginia
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181 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Ripley's in Williamsburg is another of this firms cool attractions! We have been to Ripley's Auditoriums in several states - they are all similar, but just different enough to make each visit worth the price of admission!

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

Hi Janet and Jerry, I have been to other Ripley's myself and have seen the similarities and yet see how unique each one is. We really appreciate your visit with us and thank you for the great review! Bill More 

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