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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We decided to go to the Believe it or not Museum as we had a groupon for it. We had a great time. The staff were great and very helpful. There are so many neat exhibits to see and fun interactive things to do. The...More

4  Thank 23O_H_I_O
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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...More

3  Thank Shanamasha
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All reviews laser maze a lot of fun visited this museum interactive displays great activity all ages few hours take your time tourist trap president motion facts artwork sf parts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

1  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.

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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

Thank Cynkay M
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.

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

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

Thank Frank D
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

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

Thank Kyaruzi
Reviewed June 8, 2018

if you love the books you will love the hands on experience of the place. very friendly staff and a lot to see make sure you have the time to spend so you do not miss anything. My Teen picked this place out to go...More

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