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“waste of money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365
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Ranked #17 of 19 attractions in Newport
Type: Specialty Museums
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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“waste of money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have been to several of these and this was the worst. Not much in the Beleive it or not department. Location was very poor for disabled persons. Certainly not accessible to handicapped.

Visited October 2012
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“Don't waist the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Not anything you havnt seen before on tv or movies. Small did not take long. Not worth the money. Enjoy your time outside.

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“Saved The Best For Last”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Ripley's is the best of the 3 tourist traps on the Bayfront and after a long lunch and shopping break it was the last of the 3 visited. Unlike the Wax Works and Undersea Gardens I would say this was worth it's third of the combo pack. Have never being in a Ripley's I wasn't sure what to expect other than strange stuff and it did not disappoint. There is a video of Mr. Ripley at the beginning but it's hard to watch when there are lot of rowdy kids nearby. A lot of strange exhibits and posters depicting people and things with weird attributes make up a lot of the museum. A lot of clips from the TV show with Dean Cain and a little theater make up most of the video entertainment. The main highlights one can experience are a dance wall with awesome patterns while one dances, an Egypt room with mirrors that can be confusing to go through, and another confusing room with a lot of stars. It ends at the gift shop it shares with the Wax Works. It was a fun way to end a rainy day. It makes me want to visit another Ripley's if I am near one.

Visited August 2012
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“Interesting...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Quite a bit of weirdness here...a pretty good selection of stuff to see. I may have worn out my Jack Palance impersonation here...hehee

Visited August 2012
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Bothell
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“Small Ripley's with some local highlights”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This Ripley's location is small by Ripley's standards. Very few exhibits to touch or interact with, it is an adequate diversion for an hour with kids on a rainy day, but I would not head here as a destination. There is a nice video about St. Helen's and a decent diorama with Lewis, Clark, and Sacajawea as well as some local interests like DB Cooper, Sasquatch, and Oregon loggers. Much of the cool things one might associate with Ripley's are just models or videos, which is a little disappointing.

The attraction dumps you out in the same junk shop as the Wax Museum and appears to operate as a team.

If you buy tickets, consider a group attraction ticket. I think prices were around $14 for an adult to see this, not worth that. There is a group attraction ticket for the wax museum, Ripley's, and Undersea Gardens that might be a better bargain. It took about 2 hours to do all three attractions, have an ice cream, and visit the sea lions at the dock.

Visited September 2012
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