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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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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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My wife and I visited Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Williamsburg in December 2016. We only bought tickets to the museum and not of all the other added things. It was fun to read... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 3, 2017
XopherRay
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Chestertown, Maryland

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Evans, Georgia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun daytime activity. We enjoyed the exhibits and especially the interactive sections of the museum. Lots of fun and a good break from the cold.

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

Hi there and thank you for your review! So glad you all enjoyed your visit with us. Certainly come back and see us again:) Thank you Bill More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor at best. The displays are fine, but I don't understand its significance to 18th-century Colonial America.

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

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

Chestertown, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

My wife and I visited Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Williamsburg in December 2016. We only bought tickets to the museum and not of all the other added things. It was fun to read the interesting facts of all the items in the museum, but keep in mind, in this museum, there is a lot of reading. We really... More 

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

Hello Christopher, Thank you for taking the time to do a review about you visit with us. The two sided mirror has always been a favorite of our guests along with our vortex tunnel which still gets me leaning to the right as I go thru it:) We appreciate you both visiting us. Thank you Bill More 

Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The water spray did not work. The length of the show was to short. Prices were a little high to purchase T-Shirts.

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1 Thank beverlyw415
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We apologize if you did not have the best experience and if you felt the shows were not long enough. We have it so we are able to run shows every 30 minutes so as many people can experience both double features. We appreciate your visit. Thank you Bill More 

Henrico, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Very interesting thins to see. The little theater was awesome. I took my grandchildren they loved it however, not for the younger children.

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

Hi Nailah, Our 3D Theater with 4D effects gets a lot of love from many who experience it. It's the element of surprise with water, bubbles, snow and scents which I really enjoy. Not to mention the leg tickler and visual effects:) Well we really appreciated your visit and thanks for the review. Come back and see us again. Thank... More 

WIlson NC
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139 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The admission to the Odditorium is quiet pricey, even with the online combo coupon. The 4-D theater show (that lasts less than 15 minutes for 2) was cute, kids enjoyed the laser game and the atomic rush. It's a good thing to do on a rainy day, and the BEST restaurant in Williamsburg is 2 doors down. :) (food for... More 

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

Hello, We really appreciate you bringing your family here for a visit with us and thank you for the review. Thank you Bill More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great little museum. We had a lot of fun here. Definitely recommend checking it out. This is great for kids or adults, and a perfect rainy day option.

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Thank at0016
Bill T, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hey there, Yes beautiful days are still fun to visit us but we really appreciate the rainy days when for those who want to have fun indoors with over 350 exhibits, interactive games, 3D films with 4D effects, souvenir and candy shop. What we enjoy the most are seeing and hearing about the fun that our guests have. We really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a ball with the teens! Love the interactive rooms throughout the museum. Very educational and informative. The 4D theatre was a blast!!

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

Hi, Yes I am still amazed with some of our exhibits and the history behind it. And yes the 4D shows never get old:) Thank you for the wonderful review about us and your visit. Thank you Bill More 

Farmville, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Kids and I totally enjoyed visiting this museum, 2 4-D movies and candy shop. Kids wanted to go through the warp tunnel again and again. We played the laser race, too!

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

Hello, So good to hear how much fun your family had while visiting us. Yeah I enjoy the warp tunnel as much as your kids do and I find my self still leaning to the side as I walk thru. We really appreciate you visit and review and would love for you to come back again. Thank you Bill More 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoy Ripley's Believe It or Not so much!! I'm happy they changed the movies in the 4D Theatre. This place is really great for a play day!! The staff are friendly and it's just an old favorite.. I still love this place!!

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

Hey Wendy, Glad you came to see us again! Thank you for the kinds words about our staff and the great review. Please visit us again:) Thank you Bill More 

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