Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square, New York City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
2.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
In the heart of Manhattan, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square showcases more than 500 weird and wonderful exhibits from around the world. Twenty galleries on two floors display items such as the two-headed calf, the albino giraffe, and a shrunken head. The Odditorium's absolutely bizarre and completely real items will shock you. Some of the exhibits even include items collected personally by Robert Ripley, the franchise's founder, during his travels to 201 countries. Use our New York City trip generator to add Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square and other attractions to your New York City vacation plans.
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  • This is exactly what you expect to see in a Ripley's Believe It or Not. It has bars with heads in, very tall and very small people. Optical illusions, body parts, laser games, and so much more. Defini...  read more »
  • Here you can enjoy several pieces of the collection Ripley, being the most bizarre items. Creatures with two heads, shrunken heads, tall guys, fat. Items of space travel, jungle, bottom of the sea. Reading, sounds scary, but not enough to impress and scare, or newer. It's a very different experience. This is just one, but is the largest of the museums of the franchise.
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  • We have been in a couple of other Ripleys (Orlando + Copenhagen) but I particularly enjoyed this one. We had bought vouchers on Groupon and paid only $14 for the two of us. It was really interesting +...  read more »
  • I visited this place on Saturday and I can say, not the best experience I had in Manhattan! I found the place to be pretty boring; from the outside part, it seems like the coolest place ever! The artifacts found inside are boring and the facts that you read inside are found on the internet for free. Additionally, due to it being located in NYC I was expecting something much bigger and I think it is small. Take my advice and save your 30 $ for a better and more interesting place.
  • This place is full of amazing things. Some are not suitable for young kids though. Entry is a bit expensive. Best part is the dark hole.
  • Boring, boring,boring! $30 dollars for that? The best about this place is the outside. Save your money. Believe that!
  • It was great I really enjoyed it and they add new things in Ripley's because I been here before to other times. My mom and I enjoyed it. Go and experience it's really fun and it interactive too. Have fun.
  • People who are giving this a bad rating....shame on you. They went here expecting something that this attraction doesn't claim to be. This place is awesome! It's about seeing, reading, and learning about amazing things. It's not an amusement park. It's not a place for your children to play with blocks or toys. It's a museum. And yes, it is for children - children whose parents want them to experience and learn, who want to take the time to teach their children and explain things other than how a video game works. 1. Anyone who "flew through" in 20 minutes, obviously wasn't here to see/learn about amazing Ripley's things. You could spend 20 minutes in the lobby with BumbleBee, Captain America, the world's tallest man, the gorilla built from tires. 2. Small children may not be too interested, as there is not a lot of "hands on"....but I brought a 9, 7, 4, and 3 year old here. We showed them things, read things to them, asked them silly questions about things, took pictures - it was great! They all enjoyed it, all learned new things. 3. The staff is top notch - very friendly and they leave you alone - you could spend one hour or all day in here - no pressure to keep it moving. 4. Pay attention for the things you can do - pose in the illusion with no legs, stick your head in with the bugs, play music on the musical stairs, do all the optical illusions, stick your head in the mirror box, take a picture falling off the Empire State building, get a fortune from Zandar, put your head in the jars in the medieval room, dance infront of the red screen, listen to the story the mini hologram tells you, etc. 5. The Blackhole is crazy and amazing - the kids must have done it 20 times each trying to master walking through without holding on. 6. They also have a laser room where you test out your spy skills trying to make it through without triggering any lasers - no extra charge, self serve, do it as much as you like. 7. The bathrooms are in the middle of the museum - and even they are amazing. My sons couldn't get enough of the button in the mens room that made a loud farting sound :-)
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