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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 224 9299
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Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax...

Wax museum in downtown San Antonio that offers more than 500 unique wax curiosities from around the world.

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My 5 and 7 year old enjoyed it. But some of the figures were aged very poorly. I dont believe the *Discount* of combining offers was even worth it. Im very heartbroken because it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shawnika R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Exhibits are quirky and fun for all ages. We love visiting every year and the kids always manage to find something new. Be careful about coupons - if you want the combo tickets it MUST say that's an option on the coupon or you're out of luck.

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Thank Amy B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 5 and 7 year old enjoyed it. But some of the figures were aged very poorly. I dont believe the *Discount* of combining offers was even worth it. Im very heartbroken because it was my first time seeing it. I had it on my list since 7 years old. probably will not visit no bring anyone to this attraction... More 

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Thank Shawnika R
Missouri City, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend a lot of time here. We actually got tired of it after a couple hours even though we hadn't seen it all. Could easily visit on back-to-back days to spread it out, and I think they allow it. Just a bunch of weird and interesting facts, artifacts (real?) and puzzles and games.

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Thank BillyE04
Portland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting SA for our 10 year anniversary and decided to give this a shot. We expected a lot more "believe it or not" artifacts but found mostly "freak show" type stuff. It was interesting but maybe overpriced if we hadn't bought combo tickets. $25 each for the 2 venue combo. We chose Ripley's and Toussard's Wax Museum. Many... More 

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Thank inglesidejohn
Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice venue. You go in at your own pace. Walk around and see some neat and amazing pieces! I enjoyed the spinning room? I guess that's what it is called..lol Trying to move through the room without getting dizzy!!

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Thank nkt95
Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! You experienced our "vortex tunnel" which is a tunnel that spins and you walk through trying to stay in the very middle of the walkway! Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States--glad you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to San Antonio several times. This particular time we only had time for stuff close to our hotel, so we went across the street from The Crockett Hotel. We thought it was cheesy, but an okay pass time. I can't remember what we paid, but we did the RBION and the wax museum bundle. It was nice just... More 

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Thank Luis G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was myself my husband and my 10 year old grandkid and it was $54 . At first I said no way we are on Social security. But man am I glad we stayed it was worth every penny. It's so full of not just odd stuff but history and fun things to do. it took 2 hours to go... More 

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Thank TexaxGranny
Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review of our Ripley's! We are thrilled to hear that your family enjoyed visiting. It's great reviews like yours that make our day! We strive to make sure each of our guests enjoy their visit and when we hear reviews like yours, we know we've done our job correctly! Thank you again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool to see. Not something I would go back to year after year with it being the same stuff though. I learned a lot walking through there.

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Thank Linsey R
Clay S, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 one of a kind exhibits! We do add new items from time to time so if you are ever back in the area, we would welcome another visit! Our Ripley's is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an odd tradition to go to these Ripley's, in every big city, during vacation. San Antonio's was fun and large enough (it looked smaller on the outside). There's some repeats, exhibits and silly displays I've seen before, and then there was new things to play with, read, or take pictures by. Definitely getting old for it, as this is... More 

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Thank Kori P
North Richland Hills, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was very cool, We have one in Dallas but hands down this one is much better, great lay out, numerous themes, everyone found something they could dig!

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Thank John S

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