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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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Perfect Combination Of Fun And Freaky!!

This attraction is exactly what the name implies: items and human oddities so fantastic, you have a hard time believing they are real! The exhibits are beautifully presented and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
VanEsq12
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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283 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This attraction is exactly what the name implies: items and human oddities so fantastic, you have a hard time believing they are real! The exhibits are beautifully presented and labeled well with a brief history of the item explaining what it is, and how it came to be in the Ripley collection. Even the most skeptical of visitors will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We loved the dancing screen on the third floor. (Might've been the 2nd) My kids loved the Whirling Tunnel as well. I had to carry one of them out of it because she was dizzy!

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Webster, Texas
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place was very interesting and had a lot of cool stuff. Very interactive and a lot to see and do. I wouldn't recommend going more than once though.

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Wichita, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The wax museum was very fun. Lots of great figures who were made into wax displays. Some were more accurate than others but overall quite fun. Personal favorite were Oprah and Ellen. The Haunted trail was quite entertaining as well.

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Houston, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

great things to see and learn about, would think that kids would enjoy it more but I went with my fiancé and we enjoyed it a lot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I guess I thought this was cheap because I got military discount but regular price wasn't bad either. They have packages for the other attractions around like the wax museum. There was a lot to see in the Odditorium!! Some of those things were crazy like the spinning tunnel thing. 3 floors of ridiculous craziness then immediately go over to... More 

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Located across from the Alamo. Fun place to visit but not what I was expecting. (Although didn't know what to expect...) It was more photo graphs, and interactive games than exhibits. Two of the best exhibits/interactive were towards the end of the tour. One was a room with a tunnel and a room with music and a screen. We could... More 

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Cleveland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ripley's has plenty of neat and fun things to keep the kids and adults entertained. My family had the three pack bundle, so we enjoyed the 4-D movie, Ripley's and the wax museum.

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your great review! We certainly like to hear that our attractions provided fun for families! We are happy to hear that you purchased the 3 way combination ticket--it is your best buy! We do change exhibits, etc. from time to time so if you and your family are ever back in the area we... More 

Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The wax museum was alot of fun. The odditorium as well. We love pop culture so this was a blast. I wish that that the "horror" section had been done better as it was too dark to see alot of the displays and they didn't do anything. Otherwise very worth the time and money. Only downside was the high cost... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review of our attractions! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We pride ourselves on offering great family fun and your review tells us that we are on the right track to family fun! We continuously update our attractions so please stop back by if... More 

Laporte, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ripley's Believe It or Not adds in fun for the entire family. Across from the Alamo, you can enjoy the Odditorium and then go the Wax Museum and the Guinness World Record's Museum and enjoy 3D and a 4D movie. This is enough to keep the children entertained before or after a relaxing moment on the River Boat.

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

Thank you for the great review! The staff and I were so happy to see that we met you and your family's expectations! We are happy to hear that you had a fun time looking at all the bizarre and unusual artifacts we have collected from all over the world as well as some historical and educational exhibits. We are... More 

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Additional Information about Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 224 9299
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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