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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Well as you would expect this place is full of unusal and interesting things (some not so nice but thats what you pay for) The range of things was amazing, and the history of some were facinating and horrible. When i went you were first met by a huge Elephant covered in original armour, Albino Giraffe, Empire State Building made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ripley’s believe it or not! In Times Square, New York City. It is AWESOME!!!If you like freakishly, weird things to see, well this is the place for you. From learning new things about history to things you would never imagine people would think of making. Shrunken heads, from a tribe called, The Shuar Indians. Head hunters from the Amazon. Inhuman... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of those few places where you don't get bored even for a second (if you enjoy stuff like this). Take your time and go through everything at your own pace. There's a great deal to learn about various cultures, weird traditions and as the title suggests, some pretty unbelievable stuff. So go and have fun.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have visited Ripley's twice as it has been included in the New York pass. Both times I enjoyed it. It is not for everyone however it's a good place to pop in and take some weird and funny photos. You will learn some great odd facts and most people walk out happy. Staff could look abit happier, every time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Title says it all, worth a visit. I liked the fact it wasn't busy & you could go around at your own pace & take pics at your leisure without being rushed by other tourists unlike madam tussauds

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