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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
+1 415-202-9850
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With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the most interactive in the world! It is home to more than 400 exhibits, , in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good30%
  • Average38%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum of gory knick-knacks interspersed with some historical information and modern artwork. Has a Mirror maze which was a lot of fun, and a laser zone that was okay, but could only be entered singly. Went in because one child had read a Ripley's book.

Thank neith2017
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely look into getting the San Francisco go pass on Groupon. There are so many things you can do with this pass you don't feel bad going to the silly little places and seeing all these strange oddities. Definitely plan on staying at least an...More

Thank Dawne M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Neat place to visit. $20 per person which gets you 45-60 minutes of entertainment. Been to at least one other location and it's equally as entertaining.

Thank delpuertoRS
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went into Ripley's with the four of us (2 adults and 2 teenage daughters). You pretty much know what you are going to get, but it remains interesting to occupy you for an hour or so, especially with the mirror maze and the laser...More

Thank Anco M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Mostly an overpriced tourist trap. The rooms are filled with replicas and random facts more than any actual artifacts. My kids were dying to go to the museum though, and I think they really enjoyed it. I would skip this and other Ripley's attractions from...More

Thank LisaSecula
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I remember watching the show as a young adult. My niece, who was visiting, wanted to go through. The cost was pretty steep (very), $63 for three of us, and I had a disabled veterans discount. We happened to go in 30 sec after 20...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I had always wanted to visit this museum ever since I was a young boy. Unfortunately, all my previous visits precluded my doing so. Not this time. Admission was only $25 per person with a two dollar up grade for the laser and mirror maze....More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The mirror maze was fun for the kids and we learned a few interesting facts, but it wasn't worth the cost of admission. Madam Tussaud's and The Dungeons next door were much for fun and a better value.

Thank 1autumn1
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

After visiting several other Ripleys' locations over the years, they are starting to all look a lot alike. We just went through it because we had the Go card that cost $69 and gave numerous activities to do in a day and this was included....More

Thank mbaack
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was a great way to spend an hour or so. There are a lot of interesting facts to read about and see as well as come interactive displays.

Thank LaurenV633
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