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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 were some waht dissapoited with the quality of the exhibits.

Since I was a little kid I always wanted to go to a "Ripley's believe it or not", but sadly the experience didn't live up to my expectations. They were dated and dusty.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Victoria, Texas
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have walked by this a number of times and had zero interest in it. Decided to take my 10yo today, and was sooo pleasantly surprised. It's great for this age. Lots of fun, interactive exhibits. Really glad we went.

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Prince Albert
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I was a little kid I always wanted to go to a "Ripley's believe it or not", but sadly the experience didn't live up to my expectations. They were dated and dusty.

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Thank Dave M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went and took our family of 3. Me the wife and our 6 year old son. It was an okay experience but at the price of $75 for this including 2 other semi decent attractions it definitely wasn't worth the money. Felt like a tourist trap wouldn't go back.

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Everett, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

definitely more for kids but interesting nonetheless... weird stuff and cool facts, expect to spend at least an hour in here if not more.

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Slidell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend going as soon as they open the doors because by the time we were done at noon it was packed with people. By going at 10am we were able to move at our own pace with few people trying to look at the same stuff. It was definitely interesting and fun day. There were so many interactive... More 

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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 write your excellent review of your visit to our museums! We were delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Please come back and see us again if you are ever in the area! Thanks again! Have a great day! More 

Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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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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 you had a good time on your visit to our museums. Yes, our Ripley's Believe It or Not! is one of the largest and most interactive in the United States! We do have some highly historical items--3,500 pounds of the actual Berlin Wall with documentary footage, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 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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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 you and your family enjoyed your visit to our museums! Yes, we do offer a 3-way combination that is a discounted rate--we are happy to hear that you took advantage of that pricing. We love to hear that our guests had fun at our museums! Please consider... More 

Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your brief but excellent review of your visit to our museums! We pride ourselves on having something for everyone--young and old--to enjoy! So we are thrilled that you and your family had a great time! Please consider another visit if you are ever in the area! Thanks again and have a great day! More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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 December 24, 2016

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review of our museums! We are thrilled to know that you and your family had a great time! We pride ourselves on having something for everyone to enjoy! If you are ever back in the area, please consider another visit as we do change wax figures, etc. from time to time. Again, thank... More 

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