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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 #82 of 198 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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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

First of all the wax figures looked nothing like the original people that the figures were supposed to look like!!!!😡😡😡😡👐👅👅👅👅👅!!!poor maintenance ! 😡😡😡 in the Disney seven dwarfs some of the dwarfs hats were on the floor!😬😬what I'm trying to say is this place SUCKS!😡

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

poor attraction with little entertainment value, avoid at all costs. there are far better ways you can spend your money

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

Hello Eugene--I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to our attractions. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly venue with something entertaining for all ages. Our Wax Museum features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings and we are constantly upgrading our wax figures. Our Ripley's Believe it or Not! is one of the largest... More

Jayton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Let me start off by saying this attraction is worth the money only if you buy the combo ticket (unless you just love wax figures...lol) that is what we did (included wax museum, ripleys odditorium and the 4d ride) so it was like paying about $10/ attraction so I thought it was worth it. My kids loved this place (except... More

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Columbus Oh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went to the wax museum on our first full day in San Antonio. I came away with the impression that the museum has seen better days. Up close? Many of the wax figures show scratches where the finish was no longer intact. Another complaint is in the choice of people to include: generic soldiers across the years were patriotic... More

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Houston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Bought the package for Wax Musuem, Believe It or Not and the 4D Movie. Good deal for the three. Wax Museum was interesting, but wouldn't buy ticket for that alone. The adults enjoyed that more than the kids.

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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 visiting and sharing your review! We pride ourselves on good family entertainment and we are happy to hear that your family had a good time while visiting our attractions! We do change up our wax figures from time to time and currently have figures that would appeal to children and adults alike. Our 3-way combination ticket is... More

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had never personally visited a wax museum before. The museum was neat. Definitely different. It's amazing to me, how they are able to make the replicas so life like. The details were amazing. Ripley's was cool. Weird, but cool. Our 10 year old son enjoyed both of the attractions. I recommend getting the package where you pay a flat... 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 Laura for your great review! We love it when we hear that our guests had a great time at our attractions! Our attractions are company owned and the attractions you visited down the street are franchised. We do offer the Super combo ticket (which is what you purchased) to allow a guest to see all 6 attractions at... More

Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very expensive and no Ripley's is worth the prices they charge you to enter all the attractions. There are actually 6 different attractions but they are grouped into 3's so you need to buy 2 different combos if you want to see several attractions, but the kids only wanted to see one attraction in one group and 2 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 so much for your recent review of our attractions here in San Antonio! I noticed that you addressed 6 attractions and the confusion around ticket pricing. We are owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment, Inc. out of Orlando, Florida--including Louis Tussaud's Wax Works, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Ripley's Moving Theater 4D. The other attractions you alluded... More

Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our son loved it - we got some great pictures too. Some of the figures could use some work but that didn't take away from it. I love the fact that there were coupons for this everywhere - it's hard to complain about the price when you can find a discount about everywhere! And, the prices in the snack bar... 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 review! We are so happy to know that your family had a great time at our attractions! We do address comments about our wax figures and we do change them out and/or get new figures as they are made at our corporate office in Orlando, Florida. We do strive to make our attractions family... More

Center, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went into the wax museum first! The wax figures are really neat and creepy. They really looked like the actual people they were claimed to be. Got a lot funny pictures next to them. My son LOVED batman, joker, and the riddler. I thought they use to have a spider man wax figure but I guess not anymore. I... More

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

Thank you so much for visiting our attractions and for taking the time to write a favorable review! I'm very glad that you and your family found the wax figures very life-like! I'm happy that your son liked the figures of Batman, The Joker and the Riddler! That section is very popular with our young visitors. Our Ripley's Odditorium is... More

Tyler, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great place to visit, within walking distance of the Alamo. It was a bit cheesy, the wax figures could use an upgrade, very little resemblance to real person.

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

Thank you for visiting our 3 attractions and sharing your review! From your review, it sounds like you and your family enjoyed things in all 3 attractions! The 4D theater is great fun--glad to hear that it was your family's favorites. Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States! We appreciate your visit and... More

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