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“Interesting but not so awesome!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square
234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
+1 212-398-3133
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Ranked #249 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Mysterious Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world's most unbelievable curiosities. With more than 500 hundred rare artifacts, astonishing relics, and thrilling interactive exhibits, this one-of-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected. Only in Ripley's New York will families rediscover wonder around every corner. Featuring countless original pieces and galleries, including the new "Little Apple" room and Manhattan's only Laser Race, as well as "Believe It or Not" special events year-round, Ripley's Times Square offers guests unforgettable experiences that can only be found in New York. The museum also hosts a variety of options for groups including field trips, birthday parties, and scouting expeditions.
Breckenridge, Colorado
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“Interesting but not so awesome!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I had to much fun inside, but it's going to be more interesting if they can provide you more unbelievable things to do inside!

Visited March 2014
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“Some amusing parts but expensive for a relatively short experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

There were some very amusing elements and interesting exhibits but despite taking our time with four children all participating in the interactive elements the whole visit only lasted just over an hour which for the cost of entry, made it an expensive experience. So four stars for entertainment but only two stars for value for money.

Visited February 2014
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This place has lots of fun scary and interesting stuff for all ages. It's located in Times Square broadway.

Visited January 2014
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“Thankful for the actors!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Generally, okay. Neat exhibits and spinning black hole. Worth $30? No. Better than taking pictures with wax statues? Sure. Best part? The actors in the lobby and inside. I was greeted by a Butler and Magician (what?!), and then guided through a torture chamber by an explorer. My kids loved them - wish they could have given us the tour rather than a non-relatable "tour book", if you will.

Visited February 2014
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“Nothing Special”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I took my son here on a Groupon for about 60% of what it would have cost to go, not counting any discounts if you buy tickets in advance online. Even with the discount it was a disappointment. Without rushing, I know we were done in 40 mins or less, with pictures taken and later viewed. I was expecting more like 2 hrs at least. For us to go is an hour driving round trip and nearly 2 hrs on trains/ subways. I have visited the Niagara Falls Canada location and thought I remembered it as a good experience though my son was too young to remember it. They take a bunch of pictures of you and are disappointed when you look but don't buy them, after assuring you there's no obligation.

Visited February 2014
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