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Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum

301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210 224 9299
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Ranked #81 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax curiosities from around the world.
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had a good time at the wax museum. My main complaint is that it was a little short. However, all in all I would say it is worth the time, especially if you purchase the combo pack tickets.

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Big Spring, TX
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33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My daughter and I always love stopping at Ripley's Believe or Not and the wax museum. We hadn't been there in about 4 1/2 years. You can buy combination tickets. There is a lot to see and do for all ages. My daughter also had fun making a wax hand to take home.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

Hello Janet--we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed another visit to our Ripley's Believe It or Not! You mentioned that it had been around 4 1/2 years since your last visit. I know you noticed improvements to our Ripley's--adding 3 rooms of interactives, etc. We do pride ourselves on having something for everyone and every age in our attractions... More

Victoria, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I went there for a little get away. I have to say it was pretty interesting learning the odd facts of the world! The ONLY thing I would change about the exhibit that is the Ripley's Believe it Or Not is the directions to get places. My husband and I went DOWN the stairs when we went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

you will not get bored, there are lot of things to see. I was impress by Wax Museum, its not too big but not too small either, lot of collections of actors, actress, politicians, etc. People who love horror will love their horror room. Believe it or not is really awesome and at one-point your brain just stop working -... More

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you decided to come spend the day with us here in San Antonio at our Ripley's attractions!! Thank you for the great review! We were 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 in our Ripley's Believe It or... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is just like the other Ripley's around the country's lye the building outside is different.that being said they are all incredible and this one is no different.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your brief review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. We are happy to hear that you thought our museum and its exhibits were incredible! The San Antonio Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits. Each Ripley's location has different exhibits so we hope... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was my second time visiting the wax museum, the last time was 10 years ago, and "believe it or not," they still had some of the same wax figurines from my first visit. Some of the wax figurines could use some TLC and some should be thrown out back as they look nothing like the person they're representing (ie... More

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to our museums. We were surprised to hear that you felt our Wax museum hadn't changed in 10 years! We actually have made many changes in the last 10 years to include a new lobby, renovations in the first half of the Wax museum to include allowing... More

Houston, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It cost quite a bit for my family to visit and I was expecting much more for the money. I had visited the wax museum in Las Vegas and I was expecting the same experience. The wax statues were very old and not at all life like. There was obvious scratches and peeling of the wax and very few of... More

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to our Wax Museum. We have made improvements to the Wax museum by taking most of the wax figures out of their respective sets so that our guests can get up close and personal for photo ops. From time to time the wax figures do need maintenance as... More

Dickinson, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We might not do the wax museum but Ripley's was unbelievable! So many interesting things to see! Definitely recommend a stop there when in San Antonio!

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

Hello Dianna--thank you so much for the great review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! The staff and I were so happy to hear that we met you and your family's expectations! Our Ripley's in San Antonio is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States! We are so glad that you made us part of... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Because we enjoyed everything included in the 3-way Ripley's combo ticket (Wax Museum, Odditorium, and 4-D theatre), I'd say this was worth it overall, but I would not have wanted to pay the full, individual price for this attraction alone. If you are going to do one 3-way ticket, I strongly suggest the Ripley's one over the Guinness one (which... More

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review on our attractions! We are so delighted to hear that your family enjoyed all three of our amazing attractions! We do offer a deep discount if you purchase either 2 or all 3 or our attractions! We are happy to hear that your children enjoyed our... More

Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was cool seeing the wax sculptures but beyond that I didn't enjoy it much. I wouldn't go back again but I think it's not a bad place to check out once.

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Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, responded to this review

Hello Jackie--thank you for your brief review of your visit to our Wax Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing our life-like wax figures in themed settings in the Wax Museum. Our goal is to add at least 2 new wax figures per year. The wax figures are artistically handcrafted by our wax artists in our corporate... More

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