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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 224 9299
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax...
Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax curiosities from around the world.
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Great way to spend an afternoon.

This is a pretty interesting museum with all kinds of oddities to see and learn about. It's very interactive in parts as well. My friend and I had a blast playing a couple of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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San Angelo, Texas
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty interesting museum with all kinds of oddities to see and learn about. It's very interactive in parts as well. My friend and I had a blast playing a couple of the games. The most disappointing part of the museum was the fact that about 5 attractions were broken. Overall it was very fun and I'd highly... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We been to several Ripley Museums but this one was my favorite. We had lots fo fun and took some amazing pictures. i love the displays and the layout. Kids loved the figures and had a blast. My kids get scared easy so they were freaked out by a few of the statues but thats only because I try to... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am not a good museum style person but it was pretty cool to see some of the odd stuff through out the museum. More of a tourist trap but something fun to do in air conditioning

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum--it is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits. We do change exhibits from time to time so if you are ever back in the area we would... More 

Sachse, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We did the 3 tours, Ripley's Believe it or Not, The Wax Museum and the 4D Movie. In all we spent about 4-5 hours going to all three. The kids liked the Wax Museum the best and the 4D Movie was so cool-- you could feel the snow. It really takes a while to get through Ripley's Believe it or... More 

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! The 3-way combination ticket is a great way to experience all 3 of our museums. We are so happy to know that your whole family had fun. We do change things from time to time so please consider a repeat visit if you are ever back in our area. Again, thanks for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped by here after the Alamo. It was a nice visit, however, it is too expensive. We paid close to $100 for admissions for 1 adult & 3 children. The exhibits are inauthentic. We walked through the entire museum in less than an hour.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to our Ripley's Believe It or Not! The tour of Ripley's is self-guided so one can spend as much or as little time as you would like. We do encourage our guests to take their time --our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Planned to be inside during the hottest part of the day and this was the place of choice. Interesting facts and a few fun interactive exhibits, the tongue mirror being my favourite. Bit pricey for what it was but had good air con.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm not sure if you only saw one of our attractions--Ripley's Believe It or Not!--but we do offer a discounted price if you see 2 or all 3. The two way mirror is a bit hit with our guests! We just added Reflections which is our new interactive dance wall--guests sure seem to enjoy it.... More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a terrible rip-off. Regrets! We bought tickets online before arriving, but found the place to be a kind of tourist trap. Most of the exhibits are inauthentic copies of the original and rather uninteresting. The 4D theater is somewhat entertaining, but still not worth the month. The figures in the wax museum are pretty dreadfully done. Seriously, save... More 

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. I am surprised that you mentioned the "inauthentic copies of the original" about some of our exhibits. We have over 500 exhibits and interactives here and the exhibits are authentic--3,500 pounds of the ACTUAL Berlin Wall with documentary footage and the Kennedy Assassination Exhibit to include the car that Lee... More 

Houston
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a fun diversion to go in and see all the crazy stuff. There is a two way mirror that allows you to see people making crazy faces without them knowing you are watching them.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. The two way mirror in our Ripley's is such a fun thing to experience! Our Ripley's has over 500 exhibits so there's something for everyone to enjoy. We do appreciate your review and hope you have a great day! More 

Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My children are 12,10, and 2. We had a great experience here. The 4d theater was what were started with and man was that fun. Weird and creepy things but very entertaining! I loved all the wax figures. Fun to take pictures with.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Wow! We sure do enjoy getting great reviews such as the one you took time to write! We do pride ourselves on great family fun--we also pride ourselves on being educational and historical as well. Our Moving Theater 4D has been such a big hit with our guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed taking photos with our... More 

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256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is just what you expect but it's a. Good break from the sun for an hour or two. Typical tourist stuff but that's what one should expect.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a brief review of our attractions! We pride ourselves on having great attractions for great family fun! Our Ripley's Believe It or Not! is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits. Our Wax Museum is full of over 200 wax figures in... More 

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