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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 experience for everyone

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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South Florida, Florida
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South Florida, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Pflugerville, Texas
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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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Montgomery, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

So we both paid out for the joint ticket which gave us access to Louis Tussaud's, Ripley's & The 4D theatre. It came altogether to about $52 which the voucher we had. Considering the amount you are getting for what $26 each, its well worth it. So we started off in Louis Tussaud's because it was the first building we... More 

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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 terrific review of all three of our attractions! We are so happy that you chose the 3-way combination ticket to experience all 3! We love hearing about our guests experiences! We pride ourselves on having something for everyone and so we are thrilled that we met and even exceeded your expectations! We do... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was alright, with small kids, the most enjoyment they got was the tunnel that you go through where the background is spinning so you have trouble orienting yourself. With small kids, you don't get to enjoy much.

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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 to our Ripley's Believe It or Not! We appreciate you taking the time to write a brief review of your experience. We do pride ourselves on "having something for everyone--all ages" to enjoy! Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States. We were happy to hear that your... More 

Madisonville, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Hard to stay entertained because we had to read everything. Might as well stay home and read the book

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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! While there are reader boards regarding the various exhibits, there are also videos explaining certain segments of our museum. Also, most of the exhibits are very visible and self explanatory. In most museums, you will find reader boards explaining various aspects of the museum. We... More 

Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a great time. It probably wouldn't have been as enjoyable if we hadn't had our kids with us, but still very entertaining. There were 3 floors with plenty of things to see and interact with. The museum was well kept and the exhibits were interesting and presented well. Of all the things we wasted money on during this... 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 terrific review! We are so happy to know that you and your family found our Ripley's fun, interesting and educational! We do change exhibits from time to time so if you and your family are ever back in the area, we would welcome another visit! Thanks again for the awesome review!! More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited on Feb,7th 2015. It was 3 floors. I didn't enjoy it that much. May be if we had kids with us we might have enjoyed. The 4D theater was fun. & saw the wax musem. Felt that the price we paid of $58.43 for 2 seniors was quite exprensive.

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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 your review of our attractions. We do offer a 3-way combo ticket that is deeply discounted. If you were to see each attraction individually, it would be $20.99 per attraction so that's why we offer the discount if you purchase either 2 or 3 of our attraction tickets. We do pride ourselves on... More 

Houston, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ripley's has some cool sights to see & lots of "fun facts" you may find interesting. I enjoyed it until about the halfway point. By then, the flashing lights, cacophony of music & sounds & black-painted rooms really started to get to me. It was major sensory overload & I started feeling dizzy, nauseous, & developed a migraine. There is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on your visit to our Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum. We have one of the largest and most interactive Ripley's in the United States with over 500 exhibits on 3 floors. Yes, there are sites and sounds in different themed sections of the museum and a lot to take... More 

Pearland, Texas
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203 reviews 203 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It's a fun place to walk through especially if you have children. They like to see quirky stuff. If you are traveling to San Antonio, see the Riverwalk of course, see The Alamo a must but to make a day of it, stroll around and stop in to see Ripley's.

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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 review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! We are so happy to hear that your family had a great time at our attraction! We do pride ourselves on being fun for the entire family--something for everyone! Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500... More 

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