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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

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Address: 175 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-202-9850
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Description: With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It...
With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the most interactive in the world! It is home to more than 400 exhibits, , in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area.
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Ewww Cool!

I really like weird stuff so this museum was right up my alley. I liked this decrepit mermaid mummy (I think that's what it was) I also liked the matchstick creations. I want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I really like weird stuff so this museum was right up my alley. I liked this decrepit mermaid mummy (I think that's what it was) I also liked the matchstick creations. I want to go back to see the hummer.

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been to Ripley 13 years ago at a different location and other than just a very few amount of items, everything is the same. Good for first timers but not worth it for repeaters.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you have been to a ripleys before it's prob not worth spending any extra money in going to this one as i didn't find anything that made this one any better than others i have been to.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a super time at Ripleys! It is in a great area with alot of other attractions and food as well. The mirror maze was excellent and I highly recommend you do that as well!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I do not ever need to see another Ripley's. It is one of those things in life that even the 1st time you leave feeling unfulfilled and a bit taken. If it takes you an hour to get through this, your a slow walker. There were 6 of us all ages adults/teens/children and it just didn't seem to do anything... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Reasonable priced for a high tourist area and San Francisco. Average for a Ripleys but they are all different and very interesting for age 8 and up. Not recommended for under 8 and certainlynot toddlers or babies yet I see parents subject these poor babies to some demented and scary things inxide Ripleys Odditorium! Liked the history dvd was educational... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There were a variety of interesting things but not as spectacular as I imagined. I did like the few interactive exhibits they had. My favorite was the Shooting Range which you get to do for free. and the glass "Disco Hall" complete with music which you can by pass if you can't bring yourself to step on it to walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Interesting to see all the stuff, the maze was fun, definitely better than the mirror maze across the street, but also more pricey. Glad we went but don't feel the need to go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love this place because it is just fun to go thru and was not expensive . Everyone wanted to do something while in Fishermans Wharf and Ripleys was a good choice .. lots of stuff and we took lots of pictures !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In Dec. I took my son to this museum at Fisherman's Warf. A bit pricy I must say. It has interesing exhibits, but needs to be more 'hands-on'. There are various 'other' activities that you can do their, but they cost a bit extra. About an hour or 1.5 hours to go through it all. It was nice, but not... More 

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