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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I've been to the Niagara Falls Ripley's before but decided to check out the one in Times Square to see if there's anything different. There's a good chunk of displays that differ from Niagara Falls so it is worth it to go even if you have been to the Niagara Falls one before. Don't buy the tickets at full price... More

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Central Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

we had been to a Ripley's before so we sort of knew what to expect. World's tallest man, etc, etc. But we also found some interactive exhibits - laser room and the spinning tunnel. Our two teens had a great time here.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A little disappointed the location wasn't bigger. But, what we did see was amazing! Things we had seen before but many displays that were new to us.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We really liked the interactive displays and the interesting and quirky facts they show you. It is almost unbelievable, but I guess that is in the name. It was raining on our trip, so this was a great way to beat the rain and stay dry. I recommend it for anyone who likes to learn about extraordinary facts!

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Avoca, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As a family we enjoyed watching the weekly Ripley Believe it or Not -- The newer version. The museum had a great collection of oddities. It was a nice layout. We took our teen age daughter. Kind of fun for a couple hours.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ripleys believe it not gain huge popularity in the early 90's when it was shown on network TV that reached of million subscribers. I remember watching the show as a kid. Now that I think about it a lot of creepy shows enticed me like Tales from the Crypt, the twilight zone and the Outer limits. Many shows today on... More

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Morelia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

it is a good place to spend an hour. It is expensive. There are a lot of things to see, and learn. Do not miss the dark light tunnel.

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new york
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I know tourist attractions can flimsy but this place is way to expensive for very few "real" exhibits. It's an over-priced carnival fun house. Mostly photos and replicas and noise. Go to Central Park Zoo instead.

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

Hi Morraine, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We’re sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the attraction. The majority of our exhibits are in fact authentic but in the few cases we do have replicas they are clearly identified on the show cards. If you have any additional feedback on how we can... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of interesting and fun things to do for all ages. Would recommend for everyone to go. The laser quest is the best part!

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

Hi Josh, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! We’re happy you enjoyed the laser quest -that exhibit is always a favorite! Thank you, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square More

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here late in the evening, had a great time. We really enjoyed the displays. Like most places you have you picture when entering. We enjoyed the interactive displays. We were here for a few hours

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