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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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Fun way to get out of the heat

We did the Ripleys Believe it or Not and wax museum combo as the combo price is a better deal. There were some interesting things to see in the Ripley's museum. You definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
sbluesky225
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Greensboro, NC
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Killeen, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Got a great deal for all three places and really enjoyed my time with my family. Very family friendly. They all had a nice time.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The outer exterior of their exhibits look enticing but when you visit them they are a let down. The wax museum across from the Alamo is not worth your time. Some of their characters would be unrecognizable if they didn't have a label. En français: L'exterior est assez beau mais soyez pas piegé. Juste pour visiter le musée de cire... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We did the Ripleys Believe it or Not and wax museum combo as the combo price is a better deal. There were some interesting things to see in the Ripley's museum. You definitely have to read a lot to understand why the artifacts are so interesting, so this might not be a great idea for smaller kids with short attention... 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 excellent review of our attractions! We strive to offer the best guest experience possible and we were thrilled to know that your family enjoyed their visit. We do have something for everyone and we pride ourselves on being educational, historical and great family fun! If you are ever back in the area we would... More 

Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wanted to do the "Believe it or Not" and the wax Museum. Had those coupons you can get all over. The coupon was good for the "Believe it or Not" but not for the combo ticked to get into both, and the pricing is set up so it is better to by the combo that 2 individual tickets even with... 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 were sorry that you were disappointed in your visit. To address your comments about very little original /mostly replicas or photos I would like to point out our Berlin Wall exhibit where we have 3,500 pounds of the actual Berlin Wall along with documentary footage of the... More 

Europe
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I had never been to a Ripleys before and it was a nice way to kill some time out of the heat. Found a lot of interesting things as it wasn't all freak show kind of displays. Worth the visit if you have some time.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! We are delighted that you discovered entertainment, historical items and interactive things to do. We price ourselves on offering a great guest experience and it's nice to know that you enjoyed your visit. We do change/update our museum from time to time... More 

Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I really enjoyed it! Definitely has something for everyone, very interesting. Allow yourself enough time, there are 3 floors worth of artifacts to check out.

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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 such a great review! We are so happy to hear that you found our Ripley's entertaining and interesting! We do add/change exhibits from time to time so if you're ever back in the area, please stop by for another visit! Thanks again and have a great day! More 

Spring/Houston, TX
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The kids enjoy this place and after a long day of travel it was perfect for them. Typical weird stuff, some fun/interesting though. Always overpriced, but what do you expect for a tourist trap!

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

We are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed our Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. It happens to be one of the largest and most interactive in the United States! We do have 3 attractions -- Louis Tussaud's Wax Works, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Ripley's Moving Theater 4D. We do offer a discount on tickets if you... More 

South Florida, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Hadn't been at a Ripley museum since Gatlinburg in 1997 and enjoyed just like the first time. It's interesting to learn about all these rare places and people that Mr. Ripley took the time to document. I recommend buying a combo ticket for the other Ripley attractions in order to get the most value for your money.

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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 visit and for your review! We love to hear that our guests enjoyed their experience at our museums! We hope that if your travels bring you back to San Antonio you will pay us another visit as we do add exhibits from time to time. Thanks again for taking time to let us know... More 

Pflugerville, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My kids loved it! Me and my husband took our 4 kids to the super 6 combo deal, which was a little pricy, but there was so much to do and was very entertaining and it kept our attention. I would go again as long as they change out what I already seen, such as the celebrity figures

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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! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time at our museums! Our Ripley's Believe It or Not! is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States! Again, we are thrilled to hear that your family had a great time. If you... More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My daugter loved this "museum" and I have to admit it was pretty entertaining. I'm not sure how it compares to other locations, but I was surprised at the number of exhibits.

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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 recent visit and review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! We were so glad to hear that your daughter enjoyed her visit and that you found it entertaining as well! We do have one of the largest and most interactive Ripley's in the United States with over 500 exhibits. Each Ripley's Museum has... More 

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