Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square, New York City
(2.8/5 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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  • So we had a tour pass for NYC that allowed access to this museum. Nice way to kill some time but I would not have paid full price to go here. 
  • I went on saturday to the attraction and at first I was little disappointed because I spent 10 minutes in the attraction until one of the employees stopped me and asked if I had went through the entir...  more »
  • It is not excessively large, but is quite entertaining and fun, is a museum with enough interaction and that will make you have a good time, not spend long by the laser game, is a booth with many rays you have to cross without touching any of them, tunnel is the final things and cool, so I cross it as many times you want before you go.
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  • Expensive, but fun way to spend a couple of hours. Loved the interactive exhibits, such as the 'dance room'. Was quiet when we visited (weekday, late morning) and that helped the enjoyment. I imagine if it was busier it would be harder to enjoy some of the great surprises
  • 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.
  • They have great deals on Groupon for Ripley. Atmosphere is erie but very informative.
  • 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!