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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 #366 of 858 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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Davenport, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Staff was a little preoccupied. There was nothing in the way of service, it was pretty much give me the money and move on. Even the person operating the laser light thing had zero personality. Inside it was basically the same stuff I have seen at other locations. If you HAVE to do a touristy thing with the kids then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We took our 7 (girl) and 9 (boy) year old children and they loved it! Highlights were the Black Hole, sports room, piano stairs, real locks of hair, laser race!, NYC room, big operation game, and the music room. Great time!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This place is easy to find, but that's the most positive thing I can say about it. I visited the Ripley's in Blackpool during my early teens. It was great, and I assumed the Ripley's in NYC would be better. To use an American phrase, 'Boy, was I wrong.' Its got a few interesting items, but I cant rate it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The time I had at Ripleys bion in Times Square today 8/23 was fun,interesting and surprising. I always wanted to go inside and I'm glad I did. Everything from the bumblebee transformer, to the tribe that wear rings around their neck, to th black hole (tunnel that makes you feel you're tilting over) even to my experience with a young... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

So not worth the $100 bucks for three people to enter this place. It's a shame to consider this place a museum or exhibit. It's filled with mainly pictures and hand made paintings of portraits like a painting of Abraham Lincoln made of pennies and Obama made of skittles. Yes, I said skittles. As you walk in, your greeted with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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