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Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Antonio

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Address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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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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We really enjoyed coming here. We got the package deal to see the 4D movie, the wax museum and the Ripley's attraction. All 3 were a lot of fun and I would highly recommend you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to few of these. This one seemed to have more historical stuff than most. Really enjoyed the displays. Make sure you make faces in the mirror toward the end of the tour walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed coming here. We got the package deal to see the 4D movie, the wax museum and the Ripley's attraction. All 3 were a lot of fun and I would highly recommend you try this out!

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of fun for kids and adults i think i loved this place more than my kids did! cool interesting place

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my grandkids with a Groupon that included three of the Ripley's exhibits. We got the Tomb Raider, Haunted House and Guinness World Record Museum. What a blast. Great affordable fun for the whole family. So much to see and do. The free arcade was a total hit with my grandson. He was in gamer heaven!!!

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My visit to Ripley's was not planned at all. I was walking around with my husband and mother in law when we fell upon this gem. We had a lot of fun just walking through and looking around the shop/museum. We even got some cool pictures with some wax figurines. Definitely a highlight of my trip.

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Thank jewelz20152016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved it. Lots of interesting things to see. Anytime you see weird and odd things kids like it. I found the moving tunnel crazy. Had to close my eyes to walk through. My daughter couldn't even make it through with eyes open. Pretty hilarious.

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

Thank you so much for your review of your visit to our attractions! It's literally music to our ears when we hear that our guests had a great time in our attractions! We do change things up from time to time so if you are ever back in the area, we would welcome another visit! Thank you again for your... More 

Copperas Cove, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

They had a lot of new displays. Enjoyed taking pix with the movie stars and celebrities. Even the teenagers enjoyed it.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you had a great time at our attractions! We have made some recent changes to our Wax Museum so we are happy to get the positive feedback! We do change things up from time to time and add new wax figures so if you are ever back in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We had a great time at Ripleys. There are tons of fun, interesting facts as well as several really awesome interactive rooms. The background music was fun and kept us in an exciting mood. Definitely my favorite museum we visited.

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

Oh WoW! Thank you so much for your amazing review of our Ripley's Believe It or Not! We are so delighted to hear that your family had a great time visiting! Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits. Again, thanks for taking the time to let us know about... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

There was a lot to see and do. The museum is interactive and informative. My entire family enjoyed looking around and taking fun and unique pictures.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that your family enjoyed your visit to our museums! We pride ourselves on having something for everyone in the family to enjoy! We do change things from time to time so if you and your family are ever back in the area, we would welcome another visit! Thanks... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This place is great for kids of all ages. The whole experience was fantastic. Be ready to pay a hefty price though and hopefully you are staying nearby as parking is a good walking distance. It is right in front of the Alamo so there are always people walking around the area. Also at peak hours expect longer lines.

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Clay S, Public Relations Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Antonio, responded to this review

Wow! thanks for your great review! We do pride ourselves on having something for everyone to enjoy! It surely makes us happy to know that our guests had a great time visiting us! Hopefully you got the 3-way combo ticket which offers a deep discount. Thank you again--have a great day! More 

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