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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 #85 of 200 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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
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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

Athens, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A lot of the things didn't work. They need to update it. Seems like it was the same things that was there 20 years ago. Could be better.

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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 attractions. We are sorry to hear that your experience was less than satisfactory. We do add new wax figures --at least 2 a year. We actually have made major changes in our Wax Museum in the first few rooms--we have taken our wax figures out of the sets to make it easy... More

Blue Springs, Missouri
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Family vacation in July. Across street from Alamo. Did a triple play that included Ripleys, Wax Museum and 4-D movie adventure. Fun for the whole family. Our 7 year old enjoyed it all as much as we did.

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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 great review about our attractions! We pride ourselves on having attractions that are great family fun and your comments proved us right! We appreciate so much your visit and your great remarks! If your travels bring you back to San Antonio, please pay us another visit as we are... More

Elsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have come to San Antonio before, never made it a point to visit until now. It was amazing to see these figures, they looked so real. Some of them didn't look like the real person, but for the most part-the majority did. It was a good tour, if you get the triple combo, you get to see other museums... 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 our attractions and for your great review! We were happy to hear that your family enjoyed all three of our family friendly attractions! Our wax figures are fashioned from likenesses and are produced at our corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida. The figures are artistic interpretations of the people they are designed to look like... More

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The believe it or not Museum was awesome. Enough buzzing, lights and interactive exhibits to keep kids engaged but very informative for a person interested in reading the stories that go along with the exhibits. The Wax Museum I was not that impressed with. THe idea was there but the likenesses of the "stars" there were not very true to... 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 visit and your review of our attractions! Our Ripley's Believe It or Not! is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States--so we are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed all that Ripley's has to offer! We are constantly updating and improving our Wax Museum. The wax figures are fashioned... More

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