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Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Antonio

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Address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Navarre, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth your money. No different than any other ripleys locations in terms of basic format. Would recommend going on a weekday rather than weekend.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our attractions. While all Ripley's may have a very few items that are the same, most all have very different items/themed sections. Our Ripley's happens to be one of the largest and most interactive in the United States. Yes, our weekends are a bit busier than our weekdays as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in downtown San Antonio is a neat little distraction from the average commonplace tourist attractions that you find around San Antonio. If you and or your children are intrigued by things that are unusual, strange and outlandish, then this place will be a short lived but entertaining stop. There is also a small... More 

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Clay S, Public Relations 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! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit/tour of our attractions! Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States with over 500 exhibits! We are conveniently located in the downtown area and we do offer... More 

Alvin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We were not sure we even wanted to go here, but glad we did it was fun. We took our time to see the exhibits which were fun to look at and read about. I do recommend buying the combo tickets just because of the price savings.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to our attractions! We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a great time visiting! Yes, we do offer a discounted 3-way combo ticket so we are happy to hear that you took advantage of the discounted pricing! Please consider another... More 

Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This place is a lot of fun! On the pricey side even with the coupon from the Visitor Center next door. We did the combo ticket for all 3 attractions. There is so much to see and do at Ripley's a few hands on things. Lots of reading by the displays but they are interesting. A great place for families... More 

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

Wow! Thank you so much for visiting and for sharing such an amazing review! We love hearing that our guests had a great time with their family exploring 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 from you and your family! Thank you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Loved the horror portion but disappointed in the some of the wax characters looks like a rush job, & their colors were a lil off. We go to wax museums every place we go & if we would have paid full price would have asked for our $$ back... The front ones were the best ones...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us regarding your visit to our attractions. I'm sorry that our Wax Museum did not meet your expectations but we are happy to hear that you did enjoy our recently renovated Horror Section! We have a complete team of artists based at our corporate headquarters who design and create... More 

Pleasanton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I find it weird when there are wax people looking back at me. My BFF loved it. It is very interesting if you are into that sort of thing.

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

Thank you for your recent review of our Louis Tussaud's Wax Works. We have wax artists located at our headquarters in Orlando, Florida who produce our wax figures and they surely attempt to make them as life-like as possible. We are glad to hear that your friend enjoyed the visit. We do add new wax figures from time to time... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The staff was rude, ticked are over priced and the exhibits are terrible. The entire place smelled like sewage

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

We are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to our attractions. We have many who enjoy their visit according to the Trip Advisor comments we receive. If you would like, please give us a call and we would be happy to address your specific concerns. We strive to have attractions that are fun, educational and historical... More 

San Angelo, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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

We are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to our Ripley's. Our Ripley's is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States. We offer exhibits that are educational, historical and fun for the entire family. Historical exhibits include 3,500 pounds of the Berlin Wall with documentary footage, a large Kennedy Assassination exhibit to... More 

Austin, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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

Wow! thank you so much for your wonderful review of our attractions! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you found "new" exhibits, etc. as well as some of our most popular exhibits that have been with us for some time! Yes, our 3-way combo ticket is a great bargain and the tickets are... More 

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