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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

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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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All reviews interactive exhibits laser maze interesting things visited this museum a lot of fun great activity all ages few hours take your time tourist trap president motion facts artwork parts sf wharf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has decent exhibits but they look shabby. The lighting is dull which makes the place look boring. You need to read the info near each exhibit so its a waste for people who are unable to read English. The place is not too...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shikiri
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Thought this be fun as the one in Australia was good, not worth the money or your time. Just go to a museum it be the same. Was in and out within 15 minutes and the attendant was not helpful due to a problem with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Samantha S
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I haven't been to Ripley's since i was a kid, like 20 years ago. I went as part of a field trip and it was really cool. So I thought it would be fun to take my wife and kids since we were in SF....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Isaac H
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We only done the auditorium. It’s was $46 for both of us and it’s takes about 30/60 minutes depending how long you walk round. It’s not far from Hotel Zoe about a 5min walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicebuns74
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We took our grandchildren here and had a fun time but I definitely agree that it was overpriced. Young children, who can't read yet, shouldn't have to pay full adult fare. Many of the interactive exhibits weren't working. I don't think it has been updated...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We got this as part of combo ticket and glad we did as the regular price is way too much. Half the interactive exhibits were not working. It was small and not that exciting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jujubiee
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum was OK for what it was. It’s a Ripley’s museum. They did have a lot of exhibits with a lot to read, as well as some interactive exhibits. The hall of mirrors and the laser activity at the end where the best part...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Amy F
Reviewed July 16, 2018

My daughter wanted to visit Ripley's. We have been to a couple of them and she wanted to go for the spinning room you walk through. I let her pick out some things she's interested in on our trips and this was one of them....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

What a great activity to fill a spare hour in San Francisco! With lots of well organised exhibits and interactive stuff there is plenty to do for young and old alike. Lots of interesting reading and bizarre facts. Star of the show for me was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DavidM299
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice, big Ripley’s compared to the one in the Wisconsin Dells which we visited many years ago. There’s so much to see, amazing exhibits! I especially liked the different art—images of presidents on heads of pens and the tiniest little painting that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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