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Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

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Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times...

Located in the heart of New York City, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square brings people of all ages face-to-face with the world's most unbelievable curiosities. With more than 500 hundred rare artifacts, astonishing relics, and thrilling interactive exhibits, this one-of-kind attraction welcomes visitors to experience the unusual and unexpected. Only in Ripley's New York will families rediscover wonder around every corner.

Featuring countless original pieces and galleries, including the new "Little Apple" room and Manhattan's only Laser Race, as well as "Believe It or Not" special events year-round, Ripley's Times Square offers guests unforgettable experiences that can only be found in New York. The museum also hosts a variety of options for groups including field trips, birthday parties, and scouting expeditions.

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Believe It or Not, there is something for everyone here!

We chose this because we were travelling with a 10 (son) and 12 (daughter) year old who had politely put up with many other museums, plays, and other solemn stops. Ripley's was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Watson, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose this because we were travelling with a 10 (son) and 12 (daughter) year old who had politely put up with many other museums, plays, and other solemn stops. Ripley's was the perfect silly intermission and just what we needed. We went in the afternoon and caught the end of a live performance out front with a guy driving... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I’m so happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your visit. If you take the time to explore all of the exhibits there really is something for everyone. I’m glad you were able to experience that. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the Ripleys in South Carolina and that one was better but this one had exhibits that the South Carolina one didn't but this one was a lot smaller but still cool

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review. I hope that you had a nice experience and enjoyed the exhibits that are exclusive to Ripley’s Times Square. More 

Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a fun time had by all! If you have never been to one, I highly recommend! Lots of unusual things to see and lots of great interactive exhibits!

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience and hope you’ll consider visiting us again in the future. More 

Valley Stream, New York, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a teen who has never been to any Ripley's. Seemed small, crowded and was so hot and stuffy inside that we couldn't take it for very long. Was disappointing.

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. More 

scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

done this in under a hour felt it was boring nothing for kids to see or do Flavia the person on the desk we had terrible customer service from her we have reported her to Greyline and Attraction tickets direct for not giving us the proper tickets we missed out on 2 attractions because of her atd dealing with this... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear that you had such a poor experience. I’d like to help you with this issue. We want our all of guests to enjoy their experience at Ripley’s. I understand that being given the wrong tickets by Grayline/ATD must have been very frustrating. But, was there something, from our end here at Ripley’s that we could have... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard of this place before as seen them in london and Amsterdam, but wasn't really sure what to expect. It looked good from the outside, the first park of the attraction is interesting and fun but starts to get boring the rest, theres not enough rooms should be more attractions and more interactive ones. It is expensive, we had a... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I’m sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. Ripley’s is home to over 500 unique artifacts from around the world and features several interactive experiences. I appreciate your feedback regarding more interactive experiences and will certainly take it into consideration. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to collect our pre-ordered tickets that we had purchased in the UK. The girl at the desk had not printed out half our tickets so two days later when trying to use them they were not their, so when we tried to enter Ripley's the tickets were not their. The staff were great, they told us we should... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you had an issue with a pre purchased ticket combo through another vendor. Please email me at fun@ripleysnewyork.com so that we can clarify and properly address this issue for you. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice but far too expensive, interesting things to see, some of their stuffed animals need some make up (old and broken) some are far too fake...some areas are awesome and some not so cool, we didn't like the torture area, if I would've known there was something similar (together with the human head in alcohol) I wouldn't have been going,... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear that parts of your visit did not meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We will certainly be taking what you’ve said into consideration for our future guests. More 

Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to see a TV Show of Ripley's and were interested to see the place in NYC and were lucky to have got this opportunity. Entrance to this place is equally good, found lot of idols of Hindu Gods as also Budhhist idols. This place has lot of unbelievable items/ photos/ historical facts on display which gives you an... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The attraction is filled with rare artifacts from around the world! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this would be amazing as it is in prime location on Times Square and next to Madame Tussauds. Dont waste your time or well earnt money. Entry comes to about $46 dollars after tax for 2 adults. Half of the interactive things are broke, a lot of the 'attractions' are boring and not attention grabbing as the entrance... More 

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Andrew A, Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. I also apologize that you were not able to experience our gift shop. It is currently under renovations so that we can provide the best experience to our guests. More 

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