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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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Ranked #356 of 856 Attractions in New York City
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was busy when we went but the museum is well laid out so have to wait but there is plenty to read while you do. It was worth the admission price and had something interesting for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We just stopped by on one of our walks home, and we got surprised by how fun it was. Lot of interesting things to see and do. I would recomend it to both young and adults.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Wasn't planning this but it was a rainy day and we walked past, they have us $5 of the ticket straight away, but still think it's a little over priced. The black whole bridge and laser challenge are good fun for kids and big kids like me. The exhibits were interesting but got boring towards the end. Sounds like they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We came to both Ripley's Believe it or not in NYC and LA. Ticket is not cheap but you can enjoy a lot of things you never see before. My kid really had fun there, staffs are friendly and helpful.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The overall trip was good as you can find some amazing stuff there. Animals with strange characteristics and variety of odd things.

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Brandon, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was one of the last visits we made in NYC. Had some interesting displays of oddities. Staff were friendly and provided insight in some of the exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited this place while on vacation. very nice and informative with plenty to do. The black hole is something else. Some drawbacks, at the entry have your coupon for $5 off each person with you. They were giving them away outside, person that comes and gets you didnt say anything and neither did the lady at the counter. Also... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Seems cheap and doll. But it is interesting. Don't buy the little guide they offer you at the entrance for about 10$. It is the same thing that is written on the wall everywhere. Also, there is a shop at the end where you can buy nicer books anyway. Is it cheesy, but we were surprised by the time it... More

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Davenport, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Staff was a little preoccupied. There was nothing in the way of service, it was pretty much give me the money and move on. Even the person operating the laser light thing had zero personality. Inside it was basically the same stuff I have seen at other locations. If you HAVE to do a touristy thing with the kids then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We took our 7 (girl) and 9 (boy) year old children and they loved it! Highlights were the Black Hole, sports room, piano stairs, real locks of hair, laser race!, NYC room, big operation game, and the music room. Great time!

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