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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise

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Address: | Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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+61 7 5592 0040
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Surfers Paradise's most unusual and...

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Surfers Paradise's most unusual and unbelievable attraction! Located in Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Ripley's offers 15 individually themed galleries of unbelievable artefacts and interactive exhibits where you will Experience the Fun around every corner.

Your self-guided adventure is sure to astonish as you come face to face with remarkable relics and rare treasures from around the World. With almost 9,000 square feet to explore, you will discover 350 genuine artefacts, amazing stories of history and adventure, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, fun interactive games, life-size figurines of unusual characters who actually lived and unbelievable movies! Simply an amazing journey of on an hour or more - That's Wow Factor fun for everyone!

  New addition, Ripley's Impossible LaseRace™, is the only LaseRace™ in the Southern Hemisphere and tests the guile and agility of participants as they duck, shimmy, pivot, and crawl through a maze of bright green laser beams in an effort to achieve the best possible time. Touch a laser, and time is added onto your score. Enjoy four difficulty levels and play as long as you want! (Included in General Admission).

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US$17.99*
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Surfers Paradise Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Entry Ticket
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Well worth a visit

Full of interesting and useless information. Well worth having a look. Keep you entertained for an hour or two. Some interactive displays good for kids and adults.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
Rachel W
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great entertainment moment, followers of the TV show will feel at home great exhibits and good amount of interactive activities

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Was very interesting and thoroughly enjoyed the interactive displays the only negetive I could say was whilst we had no problems with the stair ps my elderly mother did so an easy access lift or alternate entry would have been nice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Full of interesting and useless information. Well worth having a look. Keep you entertained for an hour or two. Some interactive displays good for kids and adults.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

My partner and I payed an expesive amount to see this. It wasnt what we expected and was scary if anything! this is mainly good for older generations but being 21 we were really interested in much of it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Great fun place to explore... pick your times when it isnt too busy for best experience... Monday, Tuesday Wednesday during the day time is great. Take your time, read it all and take it in- so much to see and learn about. Save time for a few goes at the laser challenge!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Loved it, lots to see & read! Fun for all ages! For those who like something a bit different! Highly recommend it! Worth a visit to kill an hour or two! 👍

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Had a great time was fun to walk around to view all the statues and artifacts. Watching the double sided mirror was gold as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

If you like to visit museums you will like this place. It is interesting and alot of information to go with things that a in there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

My children enjoyed this place and was full of lots facts and few interactive things for the kids but as far as the pricing compared to what this attraction has to offer I think maybe it should be a little cheaper

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is a very unique attraction that showcases all the out of the world humans in this world. My Little Daughter got freaked out for her 1st visit but subsequently, she like the attractions and scare us in the end. Very interesting and all visitors should pay this attraction a visit.

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