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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

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Address: 6780 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-4622
Phone Number: 323-466-6335
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now,...

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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Enjoyed this touristy stop. Lots to see inside. Loved the musical steps. Fun staff helped along the tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kristin H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this touristy stop. Lots to see inside. Loved the musical steps. Fun staff helped along the tour.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second Ripleys as we also went to the one in San Francisco. Still a lot of amazing things to view and one can pick up history trivia along the way. Take your picture next to the tallest man at the entrance who also moves - sits down. See how you measure up.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum because my son is OBSESSED with the books about all the facts/myths/ and he loved it. It brought the books to life for him and he was pretty convinced by all the artifacts and displays. I personally did not believe everything I saw but that is okay. It is fun to debate what might be... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter in August 2016 and I found it a little boring and irrelevant and don't think I would come again

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! This side trip ended up being my 14-yr-old's favorite thing about visiting southern California. It has something for every age. We'd had enough of the beach & sand, we'd done two amusement parks, & I didn't want to sit around the hotel. So I drove through L.A. traffic to get him & his sister to participate in this staple... More 

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

The review was both heartwarming and well-received. I've shared your kind words with the staff. Reviews like this keep us going strong. Serving others is what we do, but it's nice when our Guests take a second to replenish the well from which we draw. YOU ROCK. Thank YOU!! More 

New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here partly for my youngest girl who enjoys the books, and part of a museum package. This place was cool. Spent 40 minutes looking amongst the odd facts and strange displays. Not a must, but we enjoyed ourselves. A place to beat the heat, and a good deal when you buy the combo museum package....need two hours to do... More 

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

It's our pleasure to serve! Every Ripley's shares a few similarities, but there are sister locations across the world!Keep us in mind when you hit a vacation, there's always something new to see. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The VIP pass is $30 for three venues: Ripley's, Wax Museum, and Guiness Book of World Records. If not it was like $24 just for Ripley's. Fun way to get out of heat for an hour while walking down Hollywood Blvd. Right down the street from TLC (Chinese Mann Theatre).

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

The VIP is a great deal! We appeal to the families, while the Wax museum caters to the tastes of the tweens and teens. Thanks for the review! More 

Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Did the VIP pass. It was a fun visit. Took about an hour to get through it. I'd do it again. I lived through the Berlin Wall collapse in high school. Seeing a large piece of that wall was very cool.

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Hey-I LOVE that room! Star Wars and the Berlin Wall make a strange mate, until you realize how much the 80's were impacted by both of those hallmark moments. Your visit and review are appreciated. Remodels and exhibit trades happen constantly, so it's awesome a second time, just give it a year or two (unless you have kids, they like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

A great way to get out of the heat for a couple of hours and have some fun. See the height of the tallest man and film of the smallest. Even just going into the exhibits had some fun jokey stuff - won't say what cos that would be a spoiler! Put aside your adult and be a kid for... More 

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Trying to be surprised in the internet age is one of the greatest challenges we all face! Ripley's takes pride in knowing we have familiar AND obscure, collected in a wild experience. Thanks for the review-come see another Odditorium soon! More 

Tacloban, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

It's the first time I've been to this place and it was an awesome spot. Too bad it was almost closing time when we got in so we didn't get to roam around the place for long.

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

It's the coolest thing to do, late at night! Come back again, soon! More 

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