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

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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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TripAdvisor
  • This is an ok diversion for an hour, but the price just doesn't really match the value. Spend the extra and go next door to Madame Tussaud's wax museum.  more »
  • Me and my wife was in Believe It or Not in May and we had great experience. The stuff was very friendly especially Carlos Passani who's working at the front desk.  more »
  • As the mom of a 9 yo who loves his Ripley's book, I was expecting great things from this museum. It took us about 20 minutes to walk through, there was nothing particularly unique or fascinating. Many...  more »
Google
  • This place was awesome. I was such a fan of the show when I was a kid and it was fun to see everything. The museum felt like it went on for forever!! Totally worth it.
  • The place brings in busloads of kids who then run riot. The staff doesn't interfere or ask the chaperones to control the kids. Go late in afternoon or later, or stay away.
  • Would not recommend; it wasn't authentic or novel in the slightest. The upside down Chinese characters only added insult to injury. Save your money and treat yourself to a nice meal or visit another museum.
  • Something to do if bored. Expensive thats time square for ya and can be better. Hang out with friends not bad.
  • Hands down one of my favorite go-to places in Manhattan (as well as around the country). Each Odditorium is unique and switches up their displays every few months - so you'll almost always get something you haven't seen. Staff is friendly. Conveniently located.