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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 #66 of 144 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax curiosities from around the...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax curiosities from around the world.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Not much to this, I would stretch to call it average. Most of the dummies had a passing resemblance to the famous people they're supposed to be. Not good value for money.

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Katy, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the wax museum. It does need updating. Some figures it was easy to recognize others were not. The one of Oprah was the worst, while the one of Miley Cyrus and President Obama were very good. Now as for Ripleys Believe it or not, it was just that...it was ok...I thought the entire thing was over priced. Also... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

admission price is ok if you get the combo deal. believe it or not was mediocre, nothing much to brag about here. the wax museum was also nothing much to write home about. however the haunted section made it worthwhile.

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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 your recent review of our museums. We are happy to hear that you chose to purchase the combination ticket which bundles all 3 of our attractions into a discount ticket. I'm surprised that you thought our Ripley's was just mediocre--it is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits--some of... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We bought the combo pass and it was fun for the most part. The Ripleys got pretty hokie towards the end. The wax museum was OK as well. Didn't make it to the 4D theater because the line management by the staff was so poor that people were blatantly cutting in line constantly.

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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 the Wax Museum. Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits -- a variety of exhibits hopefully that will delight everyone. We are sorry to hear that... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I think the price wasn't bad for the two of us. We got the combo for the Ripley's believe it or not, wax museum and 4d theater. The wax museum is ok, some of the figures are worn and scratched, and a few that look nothing like the models. I did enjoy the Disney wax figures the best. Also 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 so much for your recent review. We were happy to hear that you chose to purchase our 3-way combo ticket--it is a great value for all 3 of our attractions! We do have a team of artists who design and create each of our wax figures. Although the figures are artistic interpretations, we do try to make them... More 

Valentine, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My family and I just purchased tickets to the wax museum, we did not get the package ticket. This attraction was not worth the money. Most of the wax figures were worn and scratched taking away from their life-like appearance. And you could not stand next to many of the statues to take pictures. It was just a big let... 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 share your comments with us. I'm sorry that our Wax Museum did not meet your expectations. We certainly strive to offer a quality experience to our our valued guests. Parts of our Wax Museum are accessible to take pictures standing beside the wax figure--this leads sometimes to more maintenance on the figures because... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The wax museum was small with very few characters. A portion of it was dedicated to previous Presidents. Kiddos could care less about that. There were Pilgrims, Indians, Last Supper, and Crucifixion. Museum had President Obama, Dr. Phil, Ellen, Madonna, Britney Spears, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Will Ferrell, Rocky, Arnold, and a few others. The people were scratched on their... More 

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

Wow! thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of your visit to our museums! Our Wax Museum is divided into themed settings so we strive to have settings that each family member might enjoy. We strive to maintain our wax figures at a level pleasing to our guests. At this time of the year we... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Pass on this. We did the combo pass, so it was included, but I would not pay to see it as a stand alone attraction. Compared to Madame Tussaud in Vegas ( not a related business), this is nothing. The models are in poor repair, and so many of them look nothing like the people they are supposed to represent.... 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 time to share your comments with us. I'm sorry that our museums didn't meet your expectations. Only approximately 10% of our Wax Museum are Hollywood stars. The remainder (approximately 90%) of the themed settings are action figures and historical figures. We certainly strive to provide a quality experience to you, our valued guests. Although the figures... More 

London, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

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