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Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

234 West 42nd Street, The Odditorium, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
+1 212-398-3133
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Ranked #382 of 853 attractions in New York City
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Type: Specialty Museums, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: Ripley’s Believe it or Not Times Square provides the Ultimate Adventure for visitors to New York City. Take a journey into the bizarre and the... more » Owner description: Ripley’s Believe it or Not Times Square provides the Ultimate Adventure for visitors to New York City. Take a journey into the bizarre and the unusual through North America’s largest Ripley’s Odditorium, with over 18,000 square feet and 500 artifacts that will amaze and astonish you. An absolute must see during your visit to New York. Click on our Web site for more information and save 15% on tickets. « less
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McClure, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have been to several Ripley's sites. I found this site to be very similar to all the others. If you have never been to Ripley's then I encourage you to go. But if you have been to the other museums, even though there might be a couple unique exhibits to the New York City location, I found the traffic... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We chose this over Madamme Tussauds and are disappointed. A bit overpriced for the exhibits that are inside. Guess, it will be okay if you have kids with you, but not really a must see in Times Square area as there are plenty of other things to do. If you get discounted tickets- may be yes! but for regular price,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Doesn't worth the amount paid. At the entrance a photographer took a photo for us and said it is free. We were like waooo. At the exit I asked for it. They said the picture is free but to take it you must pay !!!!! Any how nothing in there worth to see. The tallest man and his shirt. Even... More

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Ripleystimessquare, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Hi Hatem, Thank you for your review. We appreciate customer feedback as it helps us improve the experience of the attraction. Was there anything in particular that you would have liked to see at the museum, like more interactive exhibits or more artifacts? Please let us know. Thank you, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square More

Bath, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had some time to kill in Times Square so decided to give Ripley's a try as I remember liking it as a kid and there was no queue. It was quite expensive to get in an not worth it in my opinion. Maybe it's fun for the kiddies, but I found it neither fun nor interesting.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Only went here because it was one of the attractions covered in the All Loops +3 attractions we'd paid for in advance on the Grayline Hop on/Hop off bus. Entrance is $29 for an adult. A waste ofmoney and time with very little of anything really interesting. A miss and not a hit far as we were concerned.

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Ripleystimessquare, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We value customer feedback as it helps us improve our guests’ overall experience. If there was anything in particular that you would have liked to see at the attraction please feel free to provide additional input. Best, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square More

Auburn Hills, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was surprisingly fun. We were walking past and stopped to see the exhibits outside the museum. Since we there before 10 am, they offered tickets that were 50% off. My kids ( 8 & 11) thought it was a lot of fun. They particularly liked the laser maze. It was much better than I thought it would be.

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Ripleystimessquare, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We very much appreciate customer feedback and we’re happy you and your kids had a fun time. We always like to exceed our customers expectations! Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square More

New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took my daughter and her 16 friends this past Saturday and they had a great time. The Little Apple display was amazing, the kids loved the black tunnel and the tongue mirror, many laughs when we left. Juan from sales was very helpful in my group purchase, he got back to me quickly and was able to add two more... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went to this because we had two hours of time to fill and it was raining. There's no pricing up front and visible so while in line I checked it on the internet. You could save 20% by buying tickets online - but we were already standing there. Got to the front of the line and mentioned the 20%... More

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Timmins, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
64 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was a very nice place and resonably priced. Lots to see and learn from walking around but I found there was so much reading it was almost overwhelming. Not that thats a bad thing thats what a museum is suppose to be in a sense but I just found after a while it dragged on a bit if you... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is also a must do while visiting. Everything looked so real. This place is a lot bigger than the one in San Antonio Texas.

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