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“Just Ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
6780 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)
323-466-6335
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Owner description: The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now, the entirely new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium takes it to the next level of bizarre, amazing, unbelievable and downright fun. With a Colossal Emphasis on Tinseltown, Everything inside is new and unbelievable!The Hollywood Odditorium is open again after a temporary closure to give the show a major facelift – in true Hollywood fashion!Visitors to Ripley’s historic Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue attraction will be greeted by the iconic dinosaur on the roof, but inside they’ll find hundreds of new unbelievable exhibits – many of them hands on and interactive –all designed for family fun and entertainment! Celebrities take center stage here, including Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Frank Sinatra, Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe – but in ways people have never seen. Guests will find celebrity creations carved from phone books, pasted from junk mail, created from candy and even a lifesized Arnold Schwarzenegger “Terminator” statue covered in dozens of three-dimensional scenes from some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Eclectic may be the best word to describe the new collection of nearly 500 different exhibits – all unusual, all family-friendly. Most are one-of-a-kind items, like the actual flag a Chilean miner draped over his shoulder when he emerged from being trapped underground after 69 days, it’s signed by all 33 of the men who were rescued. Other unusual items include a 1975 FBI Wanted poster for Patty Hearst, 17th century dog armor, a purse made from soda cans and gallery after gallery of early, weird, rare and often bizarre Hollywood celebrity artifacts. “Our completely new show will absolutely knock our guest’s socks off!” said Andrea Silverman, manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not Hollywood Odditorium. “We’ve assembled an unbelievable collection that people will never forget.”Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood is open 364 days a year, 10 a.m. to midnight. The Odditorium is located at 6780 Hollywood Blvd., and is only closed the day the Oscars are held across the street at the Kodak Theatre.
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“Just Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

i went there becaue i like the tv episode...however some pieces are just shown without much information(no year or location).....expected to have some real photos but just fake models ....

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“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Having never been to a Ripley's museum, I was absolutely fascinated. I could have spent more time there but as I was with others I didn't get to really check things out properly. Lots and lots of interesting stuff. I will go again when I can spend more time oohhing and aaahhhhing.

Visited August 2011
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“Boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I hate when I have to stand and read crap. And thats all this place is. Very disappointing and down right boring. Just not my thing I guess.

Visited April 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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“Not bad, not good!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I've been to other Ripley's, and this one was just mediocre. There were lots of oddities like pictures made of airsoft bullets and candy, but not a lot of other "gross" stuff (which my 13 year old was looking for)! It is entertaining, but I wouldn't say it is a "must-see".

Visited July 2012
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“Cool place for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is the one place my 12 y/o wanted to go. Kids loved it! A bit crowded but for the kids it was worth it!

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Ripleys_Hollywood, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for making a great review on Trip Advisor. We appreicate your feed back greatly. We put a huge focus on making the museum family friendly. We're so happy you and the kids enjoyed the new show!
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