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Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

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Address: 234 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-7215
Phone Number: +1 212-398-3133
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times...

Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world's most unbelievable curiosities. With more than 500 hundred rare artifacts, astonishing relics, and thrilling interactive exhibits, this one-of-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected. Only in Ripley's New York will families rediscover wonder around every corner.

Featuring countless original pieces and galleries, including the new "Little Apple" room and Manhattan's only Laser Race, as well as "Believe It or Not" special events year-round, Ripley's Times Square offers guests unforgettable experiences that can only be found in New York. The museum also hosts a variety of options for groups including field trips, birthday parties, and scouting expeditions.

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If you need to spend 30 minutes

If you have some free time and tired of walking around, you can find some interesting things in this place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have some free time and tired of walking around, you can find some interesting things in this place.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have lot of free time than you may do this activity, We enjoyed the visit however there is not much, Singapore's Ripley is far better than this one

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 17 year old daughter and I got $5 discount coupons on the street, right when we were heading to the museum, still a bit expensive but was really interested. Kill a couple of hours and see something that is weird, unique, funny, shocking, impressive. You'll be wowed!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's ok. 100 years ago when you travelled and photos were rare, Ripley'sbtales of far off cultures were mouth dropping. Today, the Learning and History channels are filled with much more. Good pre theater time filler. Can use up 1 to 2 hours. Other than a time filler, don't go.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Ripley's Time Square as respite from the heat (37c) & had a fun time. Had visited Ripley's in London so knew what to expect. It was a fun couple of hours. If you are looking to get out of the heat or for something to do on a rainy day - go to Ripley's Believe It or Not -... More 

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best museums in New York City, but is cursed by being on 42nd Street and usually filled with many tourists. New Yorkers tend to call it a "tourist trap". Count me as a New Yorker who is also a tourist; I've loved the place for over 30 years and come by at least every other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here because as we were walking down the street, we were given a coupon. There are some interesting items in here but the museum is not as big as I thought it would be. Recommended if you are looking for unusual things to see. Enjoyed seeing and reading about the Berlin Wall (see pic). Also the "freak"... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 9 and 12 year old loved this, it was very interesting and had some interactive things to do. We used a Groupon for a discounted rate, I would have been disappointed at full price. We spent about 2 hours in there and it was not crowded so that was nice. Plenty of other things to do nearby to make... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of what you will see here you can find in greater quantity online. It was very disappointing....a hundred dollars that could have been spent elsewhere.

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Anyksciai, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this museum 3 years ago and it was amazing time that i had there! There are so many mind blowing things tha you really won't believe is true!

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