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Ripley's Believe It Or Not
234 West 42nd Street
New York
NY
10036
Tel: 212-398-3133

Where are we going today?

Are you excited to discover mysteries from around the world...oddities and strange exhibits that you just won't believe? Welcome to Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Times Square!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not is an unbelievable attractions for families of all ages. It's a place where you can come face to face with rare artifacts, and immerse yourselves in the thrilling interactive exhibits!

From the unusual, the strange, the unexpected and the unbelievable, you certainly will be surrounded by wonders as you make your way through this hugely popular museum!

Do you have Marvel fans in the family? Then they will love seeing Captain America...but made of iron! (It's the museum's most popular attraction!)

The oddities of nature are waiting next as you travel through the past of Robert Ripley - the man who started the collection all those years ago! Perhaps the strange people he met will smile at you too as you look at the artifacts that tell his story.

(Take special notice of those shrinking heads...!)

Then of course, Ripley's Believe It Or Not has those super fun interactive exhibits which are always fun for kids! Explore the most unique and uncommon personalities of our planet. But the excitement can also be right under your own feet...just ask the Little Apple - A New York Experience gallery as the lights and sounds of the big apple can be found...in a teeny tiny city!

Don't get lost in that city - because otherwise you won't make it to the Black Hole, where a vortex bends space and time! Sounds pretty awesome!

For a wild and wonderful time in the bright lights of Times Square, take the family to Ripley's Believe It Or Not....believe it or not, you might just leave in awe!

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When can we go?

9am - 1am daily. In winter, 11pm close Mon to Wed.

Open 365 days a year!

Teachers corner

Ripley's LOVE having educational trips come their way! They can explore the wonders of the world, and learn science, history and humanity! Check out the special students rates! You have to pay in advance so book early!.

I'm Hungry!

You're in New York City! There are plenty of places to enjoy a bite to eat before or after your experience! They don't allow any food, drink or gum in the exhibits.

Healthy Eating!

You will have plenty of healthy options to enjoy around the museum (it's the city that never sleeps too so enjoy an early breakfast or late dinner if you want too!).

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you allow a couple of hours to really see and enjoy everything!.

Doing our bit

Ripley's have really created an amazing collection of oddities from the travels of Robert Ripley. They have preserved the collection, and displayed it in a very family friendly manner. .

Need a little extra help?

The museum is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis at the admission desk.

Can I get one of those?

Get that pocket money ready because Ripley's Odd Shop is waiting for you! From crazy candy, gadgets, toys and shirts...you might even spot some bizarre souvenirs too!.

More information

There are several parking locations near the museum, so check your GPS to locate the closest. .

What people are saying?

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    Not worth the money. The only thing mildly interesting is the Vortex tunnel.

    The absolute low point was the part where our picture was taken and superimposed on a poster of our choice. As the gentleman said, that's "part of the tour". But when we wanted to take our souvenir picture with us, that would have been another $39. That's after we had paid more than $40 for two tickets and a guide book.

    No thank you.

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    Very neat. Enjoyed seeing all the odd and incredible things you'll find while in Ripley's. It was a little more expensive than I had expected but we enjoyed it.

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    All exhibits can be viewed and read between 1-2 hours. While there are a few interactive pieces throughout, the majority of your time you are viewing then reading and back again. Small kids may want to rush because the reading part will bore them. However the visual oddities will definitely warrant many photos—photography is allowed too! The exhibits are all organized into several themed walk-throughs where each exhibit is accompanied by a sign providing further explanation. I’m not sure which figures are originals or replicas-- some...Read More

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    Been to one in San Francisco so wasn't expecting anything new. The visit was for the kids. They enjoyed it. It is a bit pricey.

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    pros: a good chuckle, odd things to read and look at, takes about 1-1/2 to complete, quick entertainment

    cons: way too pricey, mostly the same kinda stuff to look at and read, reading reading, and more reading. did I sleep ready say way too pricey,,? Lol.

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All exhibits can be viewed and read between 1-2 hours. While there are a few interactive pieces throughout, the majority of your time you are viewing then reading and back again. Small kids may want to rush because the reading part will bore them. However the visual oddities will definitely warrant many photos—photography is allowed too! The exhibits are all organized into several themed walk-throughs where each exhibit is accompanied by a sign providing further explanation. I’m not sure which figures are originals or replicas-- some are enclosed behind glass cases while others are open for touching. NEVER PAY FULL ADMISSION for this place even if you’re into reading and weirdness. It’s not worth paying more than $15/person just to view and read.

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