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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: 757-220-9220
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With over 350 exhibits, this 9000 square foot museum has something for...

With over 350 exhibits, this 9000 square foot museum has something for everyone. Interactive exhibits, an amazing Vortex Tunnel, Virginia's only Impossible LaseRace, Atomic Rush, stunning 4D movies, and a candy shop with 150 different flavors. Now open -Catfish Cove mini golf!

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If you seen the show you'll have try it.

You'll only go to this once, but you'll see things up close that been featured on the show. Price is a little high but like I said you'll only do this once in your life.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Warlock1957
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Gainesville Va.

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Gainesville Va.
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'll only go to this once, but you'll see things up close that been featured on the show. Price is a little high but like I said you'll only do this once in your life.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a smaller Ripleys in comparison to some. We did not go in to the museum. We rode the 4D motion master. It is always fun and exciting. They just never last long enough..... ;)

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Thank heymel13
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting us and checking out our 4D theater. Certainly come back again and checkout our Odditorium with over 350 exhibits including games. Also we appreciate the review. Thank you Bill More 

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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to many Ripley's museums before. This was the first trip to Williamsburg! My children absolutely love this place. We are all fascinated with all the cool things people come up with and the rare collectibles.

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Thank HarleyGin
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello, So good to hear that your family loved their visit with us. We love seeing and hearing people's reactions to some of our Oddities. Thank you very much for your review and bringing your family here for a visit. And we hope to you see us again soon:) Thank you Bill More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After spending several days outside in 94 degrees plus weather, I decided we needed to do something inside where it was cool. I thought they would be bored but they were not. We watched 4D movies with seats that vibrated at certain points in the movie. Also some water spraying and bubbles floating. Then there were the games, some type... More 

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Thank Mary M
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi Mary, I could not agree with you more about the heat! Our Odditorium is a great way to escape it and have fun. With your group being here for around 3 and a half hours, I'm sure you were able to enjoy all we had to offer. Thank you for your review and for visiting us in this heat:)... More 

Springfield, Ohio
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You see one, you have pretty much seen them all. This location is small and has a limited number of interesting items on display. It cannot be compared to the much, much larger Ripleys in St. Augustine, FL and Gatlinburg, TN. One thing that it does have is a 4-D theater where one not only experiences 3D but

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Thank Kent S
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your visit and for your review. Thank you Bill More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ripley's Believe It or Not on a previous trip, and my children were anxious to go back. We only did the museum section, which is less than an hour, and the kids(ages 12 and 9) really enjoyed seeing all the oddities. We especially liked some of the optical illusions and playing the games, and the tunnel at the... More 

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Thank Christina D
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi Christina and welcome back! I see you enjoyed some of my favorites. I tend to walk leaning to the right when I walk thru the tunnel. It's awesome that you came back and enjoyed more of our Odditorium with your family. Thanks for the great review! Thank you Bill More 

Warner Robins, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great a a great way to cool of from a hot day. Great staff and very clean. The 4D show was great.

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Thank JBlitch
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello there! We get people all the time visiting us and escaping the rain at the same time. Thanks for visiting us on a hot day. Also thanks for the review and kind words about the staff:) Thank you Bill More 

Wilson, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best example of a tourist trap I can think of. It is certainly not worth the price of admission.

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Thank teri123406
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your candid review and your visit. Thanks Bill More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an "okay" experience....two adults with the added 4D experiences came to $55... I found it a bit pricey for what you got. The best part was the 4D experience...although those were not very long. Cute for children. The exhibits include a lot of reading so not for smaller children. The staff were terrific and very enthusiastic.

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Thank Susan L
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi there Susan, Thank you for taking the time to do a review about us and for you visit. Thank you Bill More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a rainy day activity. The museum was a great choice. Kids loved the museum and the 4D movies. Lots of incredible things to see!!

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Thank Crystal O
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hey Crystal, Our Odditorium with over 350 exhibits plus interactive games and 4D shows, is the place to be on any day especially the rainy ones:) Thank you so much for the visit and the review. Thanks Bill More 

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