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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-220-9220
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Ranked #29 of 52 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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 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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Mill Creek, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There are some interesting items here. To get your money's worth, you have to take the time to read all of the descriptions on the display items. They gave us tickets to play two different games (one where you dodge lasers and one that's like a giant simon says) for no extra charge. My daughters (11 years old) were most... More

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Maryland, USA
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44 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Took our two teens. Watched both 4D movies, totally cool! Museum was a little cheesy, but there's a few neat games in there the teens loved. They loved the tunnel at the exit was a real experience. The boys went back and fourth through this a bunch of times. If you turn sideways you just about pass out. LOL. Be... More

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Wallace, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It has been a dream to visit a Ripley's museum or aquarium and if was so happy we could finally go! It was fantastic and I was not let down or disappointed! They had a really neat gift shop as well.

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

Hello Courtney, Thank you for visiting us and so glad to hear you enjoyed it everything including our gift shop. Whenever you plan to visit again please let me know. Bill Thompson General Manager bill@williamsburgripleys.com More

Lakewood, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There was nothing exciting about it and took 5 minutes to get through the place. Definitely do NOT recommend it.

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