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“Pricey, Tourist Trap for Kids” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! - CLOSED

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
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Northern Illinois
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pricey, Tourist Trap for Kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

After breakfast, the family decided to walk the town. Of course, we pass by Ripley's and the kids have to go in. I found nothing special about this Ripley's over others. Admission was pricey, attractions and exhibits were nothing out of the ordinary.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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262 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Ok for ( young) kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

A warehouse of oddities, sadly a large portion of the 'amazing' curios are just animals with genetic mutations. Our kids were kept occupied for about an hour, but even they didn't give it rave reviews. For anyone over about 12 I'd doubt it would hold their atention

Visited June 2013
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Milliken, Colorado
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Crazy Awesome 'Odditorium'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Right when you walked in there was a blinged-out horse, a two-headed calf, and a wax head with bulgy eyes. When you pay the admission, you step into a 'cave' that's full of exhibits. So you keep walking along, and there's some really cool stuff! (Lincoln-Kennedy Coincedence was, as the baby in the state farm commercial says, freak-y!) There 's one roller-coaster like thing, but you don't actually move in it. It's like a... a... room or something that goes around and around around you, and it makes you feel dizzy and a little bit sick. If you close your eyes until the end, it's like nothing. Then there's the upside-down room, and there's nothing you can really do in it unless you read standing on your head. The vampire exhibit was cool, and I liked the hanging cage. Have fun! It's expensive, but well worth the money.

Visited June 2013
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Louisville, Mississippi
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We took the kids here so they could do something "just for them." It was pretty neat, and the kids enjoyed it, so that was the most important thing.

Visited June 2013
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montana
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“took kids to see itthey really enjoyed it worth the money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

something all ages will like and so many things there are really interesting and can spend soe time there for a small amout of money

Visited June 2013
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