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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
53%
Ranked #365 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Mysterious Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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25 attraction reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Its nice to walk around the place and take photos. Not much amusing. But worth for the first visit. Kids enjoied few areas well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Looks a bit dodgy from outside but recommend here! Lots of interactive oddities, bit pricey but generally more interesting and fun than. Tussauds next door

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It was not bad, by son talked a lot about the experience afterwards...but it was not great either. Maybe for a rainy day, too expensive

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Virginia, Cavan, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There aren't enough things in this to keep you interested. It does try to spread out the things where you are just reading constantly. There is a lot of reading to do! I enjoy reading but feel it would have been more enjoyable to alternate from reading everything to having some things presented via projected display or news report scenario.... More

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Plainview, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place was very attracting and it was very interesting. You learn a lot in this place and you can go at your own pace. Very clean and family friendly. Wear comfortable shoes since you will be walking a long time. Very impressive. Except just remember to find any deals that you can use. I realized that I could've used... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Pretty crap place really not worth the entry fee i had new york explorer pass so was free entry but i wouldnt like to pay to enter not worth it they just scam you to pose for photos so u then buy them one photo is $20.00us dollars u get like 6 photos taken during ur walk around inside and... More

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