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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has all the trappings of the Ripley's museums you'll find elsewhere, like the Wadlow statue and the "roll your tongue" exhibit with the surprise at the end. There's plenty of replicas of curiosities but also a lot of original exhibits you'll only find at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ewamaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It says it’s open to 10PM but I show up at 9 and it’s closed. So I go back the next day and ask when they close and they say 10. They just closed early on Sunday because of low traffic. But open to 10...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MrcFromVan
Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

My 10 year old and 14 year old wanted to do this since we couldn't get Alcatraz tickets. We parked in a lot and it cost $50 ($10.00 tax!!) We walked a few blocks to the museum. We ended up getting the mirror maze and...More

Thank ditzymudgirl
Reviewed 10 July 2019

It's quite decent despite being so old-timey; while it's definitely not mind-blowing in any way, it's not a bad way to have a bit of fun if you go in with an open mind The staff are actually very friendly and funny The spinning tunnel,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ManiHem
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Its really amazing you have to be there to believe it, very easy to find the place its a must go if ur in this area

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tere13ya
Reviewed 27 June 2019

There are a lot of positives about the "museum..." There are several really cool oddities on display that you're not going to find at a standard museum. There are also a lot of interactive activities, mostly just for laughs. The end of the exhibit is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019

A great two hours entertainment where not only can you see some of the most fascinating oddities in the world but there are opportunities to try some of the exhibits yourself such as creating your own stationary shadow,attempting to walk across a bridge that creates...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sembawang
Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

We went through for a look around and enjoyed the facts and falsehoods Ripley is known for. The interactive exhibits were good fun. The turning tunnel got me spinning. Liked the girls bust made out of Phillips head screws and the girl made from keyboard...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank F7652NOkevinr
Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

It was a really nice place don't get me wrong, just alot smaller than I thought it would be. There was a nice mirror maze and as always Ripleys cool facts and artifacts were super interesting.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Gorjuzgail
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Most of it was a "Not" (from "Believe It Or Not") as the collection was mildly entertaining at best. Every so often there would be a fortune teller machine requiring change (they give change at the box office) and a dizzying passageway tricked out with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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