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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 #378 of 848 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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Durham,CT
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My twin and i always spend our birthday together and we try to do something new each time. We always go into N.Y.C. This time we went to Ripley's and we both had a great time looking at the wonderful exhibits. We had a $5 off coupon which helped with the price . There were many exhibits that had the... More

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

Hi Fred, Thank you for your wonderful review! We’re so happy you and your twin enjoyed your birthday at our museum. We take great pride in the uniqueness of our exhibits and the friendliness of our staff so it’s great that you experienced both. Please come back soon! Ripley’s Times Square More

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

They have some great things to see in exhibition but i think is expensive.The price was too much, for the little things they have there. If you have little kids they will have fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My friend and I enjoyed ourselves. We went late night and after a few drinks! So we were able to laugh and take fun pictures. The exhibits were fun and some were interactive. We were able to find a groupon so it was worth the price!

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