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Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
+1 212-398-3133
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
54%
Ranked #251 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Mysterious Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not...
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I visited in December 2014. This museum had an engaging layout. There were a few interactive things to do as well as places for a few photo opts. We really liked the pinball machine! I think this attraction is fun but a bit pricey for the little amount of time it took us to go through. We paid $24 and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Always wanted to visit a ripleys, to see the weird and the wonderful. There were some fun and very interesting exhibits there. Plenty of good photo opportunities too!

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england
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great place to visit with the family, amazing displays and the children will love it! Amazing day out and really good value for money.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is the grand daddy of the Ripley chain in the US. The albino giraffe was well worth the price of admission. They also had a fantastic collection of shrunken heads. The guy at the front desk was dressed as an explorer and he was a hoot!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

a good attraction that stays open late. some very interesting artefacts in there. book on-line in advance for a good price. worth a visit while in new york.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We have a Ripley's in San Antonio, TX and it is not much different than the one here in NYC. It was ridiculously overpriced though! We had a great time with our family and enjoyed it. However, for the price we paid we could've done other things in the city that we can't do back home.

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berkshire
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We werent going to go in but we are glad we did. We got $5 dollars off each from the man on the door and then spent time going round. There's so much to see and you can take as long as you want and take as many pictures of you want. There is something for all age groups.

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Ogden, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a cool museum with a couple fun things to do. We loved the laser maze and spinning tunnel and some of the exhibits. Some of the exhibits seemed like fillers. Nothing worth the price they charge for admission.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I grew up reading the Ripley's books so we were excited to take a trip down memory lane. The exhibit was more expensive than any of the other museums we visited (we went to several others) and it was lacking. I am sure at one point it was a great place, but its time has passed. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Its kitsch, interactive and totally awesome if you are ten years old, and even the adults and teen in the party found stuff to keep us occupied. The laser challenge engaged us all. The shrunken heads were truly creepy and the two headed calf and the headless chicken were well a two headed calf and a headless chicken! Whats not... More 

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