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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco
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Ranked #142 of 528 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the most interactive in the world! It is home to more than 400 exhibits, , in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area.
Las Vegas, NV
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“Odd”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Definately not worth the admission price of $40. If you can do the mirror maze on its own, do it and pass on the museum.

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Denver, CO
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“How to decide if you should visit Ripley's or not”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

If you are looking for serious learning, there are lots of interesting museums to visit before you come here.

If you have kids and/or teens, the interactive exhibits will keep them engross for 90 minutes or more.

The mirror maze only costs a little more as a combined ticket, and all four kids (age nine to fifteen) said that was the best part.

I checked my iPhone for coupons while I was waiting in line to get tickets and found a 20% off coupon. They scanned it from my phone and it worked. Be sure to at least look.

The 3D glasses didn't enhance anything for us; save your money.

Visited October 2012
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Gold Coast
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“Interesting but not very big.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Ripleys is quite small but still very interesting and worth seeing. The mirror maze is included in the price. We got the 3D glasses which made it very trippy! It is a good deal to get the package with the wax museum or the aquarium.

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North Billerica, Massachusetts
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“Good ol' Ripley's Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you've been to any of the other Ripley venues, you have a pretty good idea what it's all about. Some very interesting factoids, some lame, but I came away very amused. There were a couple of surprises; a fun walkway and a mini movie show. I wish we had more time to enjoy it. Did the Mirror Maze as well, it was just "okay"; we found our way out within minutes.

Visited September 2012
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san diego
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“Too much money for an hour of entertainment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Thought it would be bigger. Was interesting and fun but not for around $90.00 for our 5 person family. I would recommend not to bring children under 5 there, because it is too difficult to keep up with them. The kids liked the mirror maze (no need to buy the fancy 3d glasses- they were a waste).

Visited September 2012
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