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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

175 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (SoMa)
415-202-9850
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Ranked #147 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Museums
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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, 80% of which are new in 2010, in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area. « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Overpriced and repulsive; a few beautiful and fun things--the fractal mirrors of light room, space shuttle exhibit, miniature sculpture and vertigo tunnel mixed in with racist, dehumanizing imagery reminding me of the hideous carnivals for low culture seeking to squeal with thrill over human deformity. Eliminate the "tribal" images framed as freakish and torn from their cultural context and the... More

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Tracy, California
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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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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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Largo, Florida, United States
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good for kids. For adults it's ok. There's some pretty interesting/weird things. There's a section where you walk across a ramp and there are colored dots rolling around the ramp and it distorts the way you walk so that was fun. I didn't pay extra for the maze or laser. Overall it was a good walk through. Took maybe an... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The attraction was of course unique and different but nothing within make it worth the $20.00 a person admissions price. We enjoyed that we gave it a try, but honestly we felt a bit let down.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Well, its a bit cheesy and I think the best things are on display at the front door luring you in. That being said, there are some fun things in the museum and my sister and I had fun (we are 40 and 47). My kids wouldn't go in there - there are some scary looking things for sure. In... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Local parking was definitely steep! If you go plan accordingly, either park elsewhere and catch a ride or be prepared to pay a pretty penny just for parking.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Visited with 3 children aged 9-12yo. Not too impressed with the displays, really expected to see a lot more exciting content . The museum feels run down, some of the displays were absent or broken. The maze was included in our entry ticket. It was small, but good fun for a few minutes. We felt the tickets were overpriced for... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We spent about 30 minutes playing in hall of mirrors. It was fun because we were the only one's in there for most of the time. It may not be as fun if it was crowded.

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