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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

175 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (SoMa)
+1 415-202-9850
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Ranked #185 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Right off the bat, if you have been to one of these museums before, give it a miss as you have seen it all before. If this type of thing floats your boat and you have never been in one then give it a go. The museum is a self guided tour and should take around an hour or so.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great for people of all ages! Interactive and fun. You learn a lot and there is a lot of information!

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This attraction can only be described as dreary. It is no different than any other Ripley's attraction in any other city. It is a random scattering of a few authentic Ripley artifacts and some poorly crafted wax figure replicas of people Robert Ripley encountered in his travels. I am a fan of Ripley's radio series and his books and this... More

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essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited as was included in our Go card and so free to get in. It's full of very odd things like Steve jobs portrait made of keyboard keys and wax works of tallest man and odd tattooed man. But pop in if you have a go card it's fun just not worth price to get in, in my opinion

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East Midlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I am being totally honest by saying that this is absolute crap. It is not interesting, it is shabby and run down, it is not worth the fee, it is an utter rip off. The exhibits are crumby and tacky and may have been amusing 50 years ago, but really seriously not now. I'm surprised it even still exists, the... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting but if you've seen one you've seen them all. This is the third ripley's I've been too and they're all the same yes quite interesting if you enjoy the weird and bizzar. This one how ever has a neat laser obstacle course which was great for the kids. If you've never been most definitely take a look you'll enjoy... More

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Patrick H, Manager at Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review for us! We are happy to hear that you had a fun time looking at all the bizarre and unusual artifacts we have collected from all over the world. We are always adding and collecting new pieces for our museum, next time you are in the area... More

Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Interesting if you have never gone before but not really worth the money. Went with my daughter who enjoyed it. Did the tour in 2 hours

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Patrick H, General Manager at Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. We have over 800 exhibits and interactives and we are constantly adding new items to our collection. Again, I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit here. We certainly never want guests to walk away dissatisfied. More

Tracy, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
102 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I’m sure a lot of us have gone to this bizarre but captivating museum at least once or twice in their lifetime. We have visited this museum on at least two occasions and always captivated with all the bizarre stuff people get into or by some calamity, have become celebrated in one way or another. The museum was crammed with... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Basically a freak show like one would expect from Ripley's. Lot's of interesting displays and oddities. I layed on the bed-of-nails which was novel.

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Patrick H, General Manager at Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco, responded to this review

We are thrilled you decided to come spend the day with us at our Odditorium. We love hearing about our guest experiences and which unusual exhibit caught your attention. I hope you come and visit us again when you are in the area! More

Largo, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a fun 3 hours! So many things to see & some of it was really strange, but it's Ripley's after all

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Patrick H, General Manager at Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco, responded to this review

We are thrilled you decided to come spend the day with us at our Odditorium. We love hearing about our guest experiences and which unusual exhibit caught your attention. I hope you come and visit us again when you are in the area! More

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