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“Ripleys in Winter - What a blast!”

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls Admission
Ranked #21 of 131 things to do in Niagara Falls
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill since 1963, the always growing Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum still holds on to the reputation as Niagara’s best museum. Authentic shrunken heads, the world’s rarest egg and two-headed animals are only the beginning here. Housing an impressive collection of the odd, strange and unbelievable from around the world, the museum showcases over 700 mind boggling exhibits, oddities, curiosities and illusions throughout their extraordinarily themed galleries. Several videos and displays allow for an interactive experience leaving you to decide whether you believe it or not!Take a stroll through what is perhaps the most humorous of cemeteries, containing various gravestones engravings that will make you giggle with disbelief. Among the museum’s strange and unbelievable artifacts is the Niagara Theatre. It is the only one of its kind in Niagara Falls! Guests are invited to sit down, relax and get blown away by the museum’s film showcasing those daredevils brave enough to face the wrath of the falling water, and those who accidentally took a trip over the falls. Plenty of photo-ops are also scattered around the museum from an 18th Century Spanish Public Humiliation Stock to the world’s tallest man’s Chippendale Chair. Kids of all ages (as well as adults!) love to engage themselves in Ripley’s Wacky Explorative Room where they are challenged with various curiosities and interactive displays such as the very popular shadow wall.Spend anywhere from an hour to an entire day exploring the first class entertainment that Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum has to offer. For years, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum has shocked and amazed tourists from all over the world as well as residents from the Niagara Region. No matter the reason for your visit to Niagara Falls, Ripley’s Believe It or Not should be a “must see” on your itinerary!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
familythattravels30
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“Ripleys in Winter - What a blast!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Ripleys is a staple tourist stop on Clifton Hill. The outside of the building looks like a knocked over building with King Kong on top. When you step inside, there are a few exhibits that are free to see. They give you a glimpse of what to expect. Tickets were reasonable and worth it. The museum is filled with many interesting exhibits about the oddities of humanity and our planet. From the worlds tallest man, to the man that weighed over 1400 lbs., to deformed humans and creatures, to shrunken heads, there are many very interesting displays inside. Some are downright gruesome when you read the corresponding details that go along with each of the artifacts. We really enjoyed walking through the museum as did my two little boys. The tour was quite long and ran longer than I thought would. A big plus for the value. Towards the end, there is a walkway that runs through a spinning tunnel of lights that is completely disorrienting. It was a really cool experience. There is also a room geared more for the kids with various mind-bending puzzles and such. You exit the museum into a small gift shop (Ripleys could really milk the tourism souvenir trap more but gracefully didn't). Instead, they have a Wax studio. You can make a wax cast of your hand in whatever position you desire. The whole process was really cool and both my wife and my 5 year old did it. The people behind the counter were very pleasant and engaging. It was a really cool experience and one that I think my 5 year old will remember. So, Ripleys did not disappoint. I will certainly go back again next time I am in town. I encourage everyone to visit if they get the chance. (Update: The wax hands are very delicate and you need to treat them as such.)

Visited March 2013
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“Naive”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

It was my first time visiting a Ripleys Believe it or Not museum.
I guess they all have the same element with the tallest and heaviest man, where the measures where mentioned in local measures.
Otherwise I think it is a naive exhibition made for a naive uneducated audience.

Visited February 2013
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Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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“neat and interesting”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Really fun and crazy things. Took tons of pictures! The lady working gave us awesome information... get the 3 for 1 pass it is well worth it!

Visited March 2013
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Cortland, New York, United States
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“Interesting and fun”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

It seemed to go on for days. Just leave one room and on to the next and the next, etc. Worth the price.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Good Family Fun”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Our teenagers really had a great time. When they got home they even researched some of what they saw in the museum because they thought it was that cool. It was pleasant, interesting, and good family fun.

Visited March 2013
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