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Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
Phone Number: +1 212-398-3133
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
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Ranked #289 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Type: Specialty museums, Mysterious sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not...
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Type: Specialty museums, Mysterious sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ripleys New York is located on Times Square so it is easy to get to from most hotels. Arrived to find out at the guided tour was not available so had to show ourselves round which wasn't too much of an issue. Tour took about 30 mins to see all the attractions. They do push the opportunities to sell their... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

took my 14 year old son and we had a great time, the black hole was the best. a good attraction for all ages. expensive but this is times square. we came away with some great photos and the staff were friendly.

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glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Not so great. Ok if you want in out of the rain. Staff only interested in trying to sell photos of you trip through the display.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place is ok, it filled a bit of time, it was included in a pass we bought, I would have been a little annoyed if I had paid full price. There were some good exhibits but a lot that were not so great in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went to this place with 3 kids and 2 teenagers and they all had the best time, this place is full of facts and fun things to leant and do, I would definitely come back whenever I visit New York City again.

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Long Island New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Largest Ripley's in North America. Tons of displays at every turn. From shrunken heads to ancient torture devices, they have it all.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited Ripley's whilst on holiday in New York with my family over the Christmas holidays. Went one night after dinner as we had some free time before going to the movies. It took quicker to get round than I had expected, but it was an excellent way to spend 60 minutes or so. There was lots to look at and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The attraction was great. The children were engrossed by all the oddities and they were interested in reading the descriptions. This is the first Ripley's we have been to with interactive activities. The Laser Race was very unique and thrilling to try. Each room had something that appealed to each member of our party. You can take pictures of everything!... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Never been to a Ripley's location before so figured I'd try it out. It was a pleasant experience. Most of what we saw was statues, paintings, pictures, various art collections, and historical items all with interesting background stories. There was a cool "dance-effect" room where you could dance around while a feedback camera records you fooling around to dance music.... More 

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The attraction is somewhat dated, but that's part of the appeal. The staff was pleasant. One of the attractions has you put your head inside a glass case filled with roaches. That didn't gross me out until I noticed the roach wandering around on TOP of the exhibit! Didn't appear very well sealed and I definitely got the heebie-jeebies afterward!... More 

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