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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

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Address: 175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
Phone Number: +1 415-202-9850
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With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It...

With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the most interactive in the world! It is home to more than 400 exhibits, , in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not

Was okay. Interesting in some aspects but I've been to a different location previously, and some was more of the same that I have seen before. Interesting overall. Tourist... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Was okay. Interesting in some aspects but I've been to a different location previously, and some was more of the same that I have seen before. Interesting overall. Tourist attraction. Good use of the San Francisco Go Pass.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We probably spent an hour and a half here, we went early so were the only ones walking through so we got to experience a few of the activities that are through the place and obviously we were able to get through the place very quick. Staff were helpful.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The best part was the tongue rolling camera. I am not going to say anymore about that, but you will find it fun. Also, the shadow box and the crazy mirrors. A lot of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

If you like to learn and see oddities, this is definitely your place. This place has so many pieces of odd exhibits, if you read the explanation placard of each exhibit, allow at least 3 hours here. But in this 3 hours you will see many many strange items which provide you with a lot of interesting info that you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I found this exhibit to be interesting but not entertaining I can see how people or young children might get bored. Way too expensive unless included with go pass

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Guaranteed to exhibit the things you will not see anywhere else, Ripley managed to travel the world and fill more than one of these museums(?), with that work continuing and the business with museums throughout the world. This is a sort of set group of those oddities, with a few originals thrown in. Think weird and then ask if you... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had already been to the Ripley's in New York City a few years ago. Some of the exhibits in San Fran were similar to the ones in New York. Although interesting, I'm not sure it would be worth spending money to see if you've already been to one before. We had a City Pass so this was one of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I've heard a few things about this place and decided not to take my young son. There's a whole heap of weird stuff from skeletons of wax mannequins of real weird people to coffins and matchstick models. There's elephants made of tires and images of all sorts. But there are videos and experiences which I'm not even sure are suitable... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Was included in our Go pass and so we went in to see what it was all about. Boy was I glad I did not pay full price for this. Even the kids were bored after 5 minutes.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Was on a lovely weekend away with my princess and saw this so we thought we pop in had to pay full price on the day expecting a good 2 hours of fun but was only around 30 minutes if that. This one just doesn't compare to others around the world. We did have fun but just not worth the... More 

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