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Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

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Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-398-3133
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Description: Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times...
Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world's most unbelievable curiosities. With more than 500 hundred rare artifacts, astonishing relics, and thrilling interactive exhibits, this one-of-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected. Only in Ripley's New York will families rediscover wonder around every corner. Featuring countless original pieces and galleries, including the new "Little Apple" room and Manhattan's only Laser Race, as well as "Believe It or Not" special events year-round, Ripley's Times Square offers guests unforgettable experiences that can only be found in New York. The museum also hosts a variety of options for groups including field trips, birthday parties, and scouting expeditions.
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I thought I would be bored to tears but I have to say it was a lot more interesting than expected. It could be a little long in the tooth because it seems that most of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Merrimack, New Hampshire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I thought it was not going to have a good time. I went with my wife on a Thursday night after dinner. We had ordered the tickets online, they were able to a scan the ticket off the iPhone. There was no wait around 8pm. It is a neat concept and I definitely like this place a... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I thought I would be bored to tears but I have to say it was a lot more interesting than expected. It could be a little long in the tooth because it seems that most of the amazing things are from Ripley's time but someone has added some interesting modern twists that the kids enjoyed. Some of is was a... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone knows Ripley's Believe it or not is going to be goofy and a little weird, but I never knew how fun it could be when you go with a group of friends. The exhibit is HUGE and there is lots to see, but what was the best was all the little info boards when cool facts to learn. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our time here. He lives in New York, and It was his first time here. I'm visiting New York for the first time, and I'm really enjoying myself..... Henrietta

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My 15 yr old loved it! There were some interesting things to see and some creepy stuff as well. It wasn't crowded when we visited so we took our time and spent about an hour and a half inside. Yes you can see and read about some of the items/artifacts/displays online or in publications, but it was way more enjoyable... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Nothing really amazing in this place. And for $25, I was pretty disappointed. I would recommend saving your money and skipping.

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Never ended up inside, because despite a voucher it was still going to be the bset part of £40GBP to enter, so declined. I'd advise trying to get a city pass or equivalent that gets you free or significantly reduced entry price

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I visited for one hour things, pictures, old things but it can be found in books (guiness, mistery things). For young people it can be a surprise or interesting, but not for adults. The tickets are expensive ( I prefered to spend in Madame Tusseau next time)

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stumbled upon this place one night while we were out exploring time zone. Overall, it's worth the visit if you're in the area. There are a number of interesting exhibits to look at and great photo opportunities. The tickets itself are well priced and you'll probably need about an hour here to get a good look at everything. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

You need about two hours. My granddaughter was nervous and freaked out by some of the exhibits (horror chamber, lizard man) but it was pretty cool. Your child should be able to read the fact board to,fully appreciate the experience.

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Address: Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-398-3133
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 am

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