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

Address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 210 224 9299
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Ranked #59 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax curiosities from around the world.

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London, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I found the price a tad too much for this twenty minute walk. It was lose to $100 for the four of us. The statues were ok, but I looked like they were wax. They had a few famous people at the front and then some presidents and people that young people would not know who they are. Then a... 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 very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Louis Tussaud's Wax Works. Our Wax Museum houses over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings. We have a group of wax artists at our corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida who design and produce our life-like wax figures. The tour of the museum is self-guided . We... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I stopped by Ripleys because I just had to see if this attraction had different exhibits than the one in Florida and it did. I was pleasantly pleased with the exhibits and would recommend for a family or couple.

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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 your great review! We are so glad that you chose to visit us in San Antonio. While we do have 3 or 4 standard exhibits across the company, each museum has hundreds of unique and individual exhibits. We also change exhibits from time to time so please consider another visit... More

Bedford, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The craftsmanship in this artwork is beautiful. The sculptures look life like! There are so many different ones that there is something everyone will recognize. It's a little pricey but it's totally worth the money. I wish that they had more figures though.

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

Hello Tara! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing review of our our Louis Tussaud's Wax Works! We strive to give our guests the ultimate guest experience so it's so rewarding to get a review such as yours! We do add wax figures from time to time so if you are ever back in the San Antonio area, we... More

Plano, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The wax museum was fun… some of the figures were fabulous replicas of celebs, but others were rather cheesy. Adding on the 4-D movie theater was enjoyable too. Not the best thing I've ever done, but OK for an afternoon outing.

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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 a review of our attractions! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Wax Museum. We are happy to hear that you found some of our wax figures to be very life-like. We certainly strive to provide a quality experience to you, our valued guests. Our... More

Mobile, Alabama
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170 reviews 170 reviews
120 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I read the reviews on here before visiting, which were a bit on the lower rating numbers. I was sold on going when I found out that they have a Marilyn Monroe wax statue on display. The statues aren't exact relicas, nor was I expecting them to be but it was fun to see. There are many statues in the... 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 very much for your review of our museums! We are happy to hear that you specifically came to see our Marilyn Monroe wax figure--we think it is a great likeness of her! Our wax figures are artistic interpretations and we do try to make them appear as life-like as possible. Again, thank you for taking the time to... More

Grove City, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband had never been to a wax museum before, so we purchased the 3 attraction ticket from Ripley's and got to visit Louis Tussauds Wax Museum with it. I have to be honest, some of the models are a bit off, but that's to be expected. It was still very fun to go through. Also, I am a complete... 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 visiting Louis Tussaud's Wax Works, Ripley's Believe It or Not! & Ripley's Moving Theater 4D. We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed visiting! We have a complete team of artists based at our Corporate headquarters who design and create each of our wax figures. We certainly strive to provide a quality experience... More

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I love visiting these places. They are so much fun and make your imagination run wild. This place is perfectly located right near the riverwalk in the heart of 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 Brian--thank you so much for taking the time to write your great review on our museums! We pride ourselves on being great fun while also being educational and historical! We surely appreciate your visit and so happy to know you had a great time! Please visit again soon! More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was ok, some of the statues are a bit unlike who they are supposed to be, we bought the mega ticket to access 6 attractions which was reasonable.

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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 share your comments with us. We have a team of artists based at our Corporate headquarters who design and create each of our wax figures. We certainly want to provide a quality experience for you because we value each guest. Our wax figures are artistic interpretations and we certainly do try... More

Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Ripley's and Luis Tussand's Wax museum is a fun and interesting way to spend the afternoon. Try to get a discount coupon as they are a little expensive and there are many discount coupons circulating around town. they are located right across the street from the alamo and there are a number of other tourist shops in that same area.... More

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

Hello Kim! Thank you so much for the great review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Louis Tussaud's Wax Works! We are so happy that you and your family chose to spend some time visiting. Our Ripley's Believe It or Not! is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits of... More

Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This two per museum attraction right on the Riverwalk of San Antonio, Texas is fun. Between the wax museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, we found Ripley's even more educational and entertaining. Lots of oddities and curiosities. A warning to parents with small children: Ripley was an avid collector, who traveled the globe. Many of his collections... 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 making us a part of your visit to San Antonio! We are happy to hear that you found our museums fun, educational and historical! Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits. Robert Ripley was a person who traveled extensively finding oddities and curiosities from... More

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