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Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Antonio

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Address: 301 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2605
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12102249299
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
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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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More fun than we thought it would be!

I was here several years ago and didn't remember being that impressed, but we actually really enjoyed it. Several floors of cool things to look at, plus some interactive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Rachel M
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Austin, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was great for our two teenagers. We also had our toddler with us and she didn't enjoy it as much. Definitely more for older kids but we still enjoyed our visit. Fun museum with very intersting facts!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here several years ago and didn't remember being that impressed, but we actually really enjoyed it. Several floors of cool things to look at, plus some interactive exhibits. Fun thing for families to do.

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North Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting facts - lots of walking, several floors and elevators, and you have to do a lot of reading of display plaques. It's the only venue I recommend of all those offered across the street from the Alamo.

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 12 February 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 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 1 February 2017

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 29 January 2017 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 9 January 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 8 January 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 

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