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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Fun but shabby

We've been going to Ripley's and the Wax Works since our kids were little (late 1990's). Hubby and I decided we'd revisit them, since it had been about 8 years. Wow--not much had... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lisa L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been going to Ripley's and the Wax Works since our kids were little (late 1990's). Hubby and I decided we'd revisit them, since it had been about 8 years. Wow--not much had changed, including the paint, carpet, and most of the displays! The carpet was shabby, the paint was chipped and peeling in places, and some of the displays... More 

Thank Lisa L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A previous reviewer described this as "kitchy, but fun" and I couldn't put it better myself. A ticket to Ripley's + Waxworks + Underwater Gardens is worth it. You save a little money and any one of the attractions by itself wouldn't take very long. They're a little dated and a little run down, but there is some sweet nostalgia... More 

Thank Kate J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely lots of strange stuff here. The kids weren't real fond of some parts but really enjoyed others. Some things just didn't peak their interest. I purchased the 3 attraction pass for 4 people on groupon for Ripley's, The Wax Museum and Undersea Gardens for $40 so it was reasonably priced entertainment. Regular price was roughly $25 for an adult... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This, with the adjoining Wax Works and Undersea Gardens is a reasonably entertaining indoor diversion on the Newport Bayfront. If you know the old Ripley's cartoons, this is a collection of exhibits recalling some of his favorites. A shrunken head, the "Pharaoh's" curse and some condescendingly anachronistic Asian amusements. (Did you know that if all of the Chinese marched four... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Have been to the Ripley's at Fisherman's Wharf, so I knew what to expect. Kitchy, but fun. Some interesting facts.

Thank Lynne K
Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great entertainment for the whole family. You get a lot of early believe it or not newspaper stories with recreations of the sometimes startling facts Ripley discovered mostly in the far east.

Thank Derry K
Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My husband was familiar with this place but it was the first time I had been there as well as our daughter and she loved it. She jumped a few times because she's four, but had fun. Some of the exhibits are in need of some upkeep but otherwise can't complain.

Thank Dara W
Monroe, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I would recommend this to anyone with small children because with us living in the technological age, it is hard to dig up some fact that can or can not be proved online. I found this place to be meh and it only took about an hour to go through it, real slow.

Thank CkmandAjs
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not for the faint of heart! This family friendly attraction will keep your attention the whole way through. And leads right into the wax works next door. Don't forget to take home a souvenir from the gift shop!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It is fun but not enough to see. It isn't as scary as the wax works but it is a must do if in Newport.

Thank Darlene H

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