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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 301 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2605
Phone Number: 12102249299
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Experience three unique attractions including the authentically...

Experience three unique attractions including the authentically unbelievable Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, the exciting movies that you ride at Ripley's 4D Moving Theater and our larger-than-life Louis Tussaud's WaxWorks. Since 1918, our Believe It or Not Odditoriums have showcased the eclectically bizarre collection of Robert Ripley. We have carried on Ripley's tradition of scouring the globe for the world's most unbelievable exhibits. Authentic shrunken heads, two-headed animals and, a 19th century vampire killing kit only scratches the surface of what's behind the doors of Ripley's San Antonio.

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An amazing interactive museum!

I've visited this museum long time ago and it was fine. This time around I really enjoyed because you actually can touch some of the items at the museum even interact with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like many tourist traps, Ripleys tops the list as one of the worst. There are plenty of things to do in the city, don't waste your time and money on this.

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Austin, Texas
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101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ripley's just intending to do the one activity but their combo was only a few dollars more and we got two more attractions so we couldn't pass it up. The cool part was that we did the first one on the first day and came back for the other two the next day so they aren't a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is old and outdated. The staff are really nice but the place was dusty and the effects are way outdated. I would not recommend going to this at all.

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Perham, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a fun time for my learning challenged foster adults. We planned on just doing only the Ripleys museum, but ended up doing the wax museum and 4D movie. So glad we did. The horror part of the tour was a bit scary for one of the gentleman, so might be a bit fearful for others. So glad... More 

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Buda, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really neat place of the odd and macabre. A nice diversion from the walking through downtown. If you like the strange, odd and different this is a good diversion.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a few block away from the Alamo, you can get in to 3 different attractions with your ticket. You get the museum with many interactive experiences, the ride and the spooky house. Overall a good deal for the price.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited this museum long time ago and it was fine. This time around I really enjoyed because you actually can touch some of the items at the museum even interact with some of the exhibitions. One of the funniest one is the a pretend employee rest area. Just try and seat at the big sofa next to the guy... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a good time visiting our attractions! We pride ourselves on having something for everyone--fun, educational, interactive and historical! Please consider another visit if you are ever in the area! Thanks again for your review--glad you had a great time! Have... More 

Monterrey, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not go in there!!! Super expensive (as expensive as top museums in Germany, Spain, France or Italy) to just look at good for nothing trash and old gimmicks. A total rip off

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

I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to our attractions. Your review didn't go into detail about which attractions you visited. We do offer a 3 way combo ticket that is heavily discounted. I would be happy to personally discuss your visit to find out what you consider trash and old gimmicks. I am... More 

Katy, Texas
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to check some bizarre things, this is the place to go. We had good fun in the light tunnel. Just not suitable for every children, my 12 year old son didn't enjoy few parts of the visit.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear that you and your family did enjoy most of your visit to our attractions! We pride ourselves on having something for everyone to enjoy--fun, historical, interactive and educational! The vortex tunnel is a favorite in our Ripley's Museum--glad to know that your son enjoyed it! Have a great day! More 

Houston, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my three grandkids, ages 9, 7 and 5. They loved it. It was hard to leave. So interesting and so many things geared for the kids to do. Like places to put their little hands so that they can light up the item. If you get a Groupon, you have to wait 24 hours before you can activate it.

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

Thank you so much for your amazing review of our attractions! We are so happy to hear that you and your grandchildren had a great time! We pride ourselves on providing great family fun--something for everyone and you proved that with your review! Thanks again for visiting and have a great day! More 

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