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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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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
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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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I thought this was going to be great since it was in Times Square, but I was disappointed. I thought the price was high for what you were able to see. I recommend going next door... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was going to be great since it was in Times Square, but I was disappointed. I thought the price was high for what you were able to see. I recommend going next door to the wax museum instead.

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting some live acts but none presented. There are interesting items and you might probably spend 1-2 hours. I had high expectations given the price. I would keep this as bottom of your list to visit places in NYC.

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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 this feedback with us. I do hope that you enjoyed the experience during your visit. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to do apart from looking at things that we were either not bothered about or didn't know what they were. My daughter likes this kind of stuff but even she couldn't wait to leave and won't be visiting again

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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 am sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. Ripley’s is home to many rare and unique artifacts from across the globe. We try to create an experience where there’s something for everyone. I’m sorry that this was not the case for you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expected since their was a performing artist outside banging a nail thru his nose (yes, through his NOSE) but we decision to give it a try. Definitely more educational than I thought. Sure it has its fair share of oddities which were cool to look at but I learned somethings to. The Black Hole ride made... 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 review with us. I’m happy to hear about the fun experience you had during your visit. Thank you for the recommendation. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my kids and I enjoyed this attraction--tons of cool photo opportunities -however the line to get in WITH TICKETS was out the door and down the street...not doing this again on holiday week.

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

I’m so glad to hear that you and your kids enjoyed the experience. Thank you for sharing your review with us. I do apologize for the wait. The holiday season is one of our busiest times, and we appreciate your patience. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What do you do on a rainy day in NYC, look for the shortest line, so this was it!! It passed an hour and a half, believe it or not!!! Didn't like the sales pitch for some time share thing at the end.

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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 hope you enjoyed your visit. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has some very interesting and very creepy exhibits, some of which may not be appropriate for younger children. Overall a good experience and I would even consider going back if it wasn't so expensive. We payed $100 even with a discount coupon. Might be a better offer if it's combined with another tourist attraction.

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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 a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your feedback regarding our tickets and offerings. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my children and grandchildren. This place was a favorite for all of us. There many unusual exhibits and activities that were enjoyed by all of us - older adults, young adults, teens, tweens, and young children.

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

I’m happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some fun things to see in here and it kept everyone amused - from the 6year old through to the 40+. If you like seeing quirky things this is for you. There are a lot of "oh wow" moments and "you have to see this". You keep walking around a route and although there were other people around it didn't... 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 this feedback with us. I’m happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. I do apologize for the temperature, please know that we have addressed this issue. I appreciate you bringing it to our attention. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the city with a date and we had gotten in a few hours early before a Broadway show. As we walked around Time Square my date suggested we go into the Ripley's exhibit. Initially I thought it might be silly or too gross for me. But I was so wrong! We had a GREAT time! Its not... 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 visit and for leaving us a review. I’m so glad that you were pleasantly surprised by the experience. The LaseRace is one of my favorite parts of the attraction as well, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. More 

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