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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 #90 of 340 things to do 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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, 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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

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! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum, 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 

Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visit San Antonio every year, and always stop for a visit at the wax museum. Our family really enjoys the journey through the different displays. Do purchase the combo ticket. Try to go right when they open to beat the crowds. This year I enjoyed the opportunity for photos with the displays. I also like the fact that 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

Wow! Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our attractions! We are so happy to hear that your family looks forward to visiting us each year! We certainly strive to create a great guest experience for all and we are certainly glad that your family looks forward to visiting each year. Thank you again and we look forward... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We came to see the Alamo, which was cool, but went through Ripley wax works and a number of the attractions. They are showing their age but worth a visit although $22 per attraction was pricey. I think there were 5 or 6 attractions some very short so not great value for money. Hard to justify a family of 4... 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 your review. I noticed that you paid $22 per attraction. We do offer a combination ticket to visit 2 of our attractions and that price is $23.99. From your comments it looks like you did visit both our Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Louis Tussaud's Wax Works. It is our sincere... More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There were two short (each about 5 minutes long) movies included in the ticket - Rats Race and Winter Wipeout. It was decent with all the moving chairs and water splashing in your face and wind blowing etc, but not the best 4D cinema I've experienced. The chairs weren't as coordinated with the movies as I would've liked, most 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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that our Ripley's Moving Theater 4D didn't meet your expectations. Our Moving Theater experience is meant to thrill -- it features cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art motion in an incredible six channel digital surround sound system so you can experience every bump, dip and turn! We do offer a a two or three... More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've been to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museums several times and compared to them this museum was a huge letdown. Firstly, half of the exhibits in the museum weren't even wax figures of celebrities or anyone "real". A lot of them were just fairytale characters or historical figures from far back. There was also a "horror" floor in there, which was... 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 regarding your visit to our Wax Museum. Our Wax Museum does have several themed sections to include History--we are across the street from the Alamo so we do have a section which briefly highlights the battle at the Alamo. We also have a History section which gives 100... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

Thank you for your review of our Wax Museum. I'm so sorry that our attraction did not meet your expectations. We have ;a complete team of artists based at our Corporate headquarters who design and create each of our wax figures. We do strive to provide a quality experience for our guests. The wax figures are artistic interpretations but we... More 

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

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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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 visit to our attractions!! We were happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Wax Museum. We certainly strive to provide a quality experience to you, our valued guest! Although the figures are artistic interpretations, we do try to make them appear as life-like as possible. I'm a little surprised that... More 

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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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