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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

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Address: 6780 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-4622
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now,...

The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now, the entirely new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium takes it to the next level of bizarre, amazing, unbelievable and downright fun. With a Colossal Emphasis on Tinseltown, Everything inside is new and unbelievable!The Hollywood Odditorium is open again after a temporary closure to give the show a major facelift – in true Hollywood fashion!Visitors to Ripley’s historic Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue attraction will be greeted by the iconic dinosaur on the roof, but inside they’ll find hundreds of new unbelievable exhibits – many of them hands on and interactive –all designed for family fun and entertainment! Celebrities take center stage here, including Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Frank Sinatra, Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe – but in ways people have never seen. Guests will find celebrity creations carved from phone books, pasted from junk mail, created from candy and even a lifesized Arnold Schwarzenegger “Terminator” statue covered in dozens of three-dimensional scenes from some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Eclectic may be the best word to describe the new collection of nearly 500 different exhibits – all unusual, all family-friendly. Most are one-of-a-kind items, like the actual flag a Chilean miner draped over his shoulder when he emerged from being trapped underground after 69 days, it’s signed by all 33 of the men who were rescued. Other unusual items include a 1975 FBI Wanted poster for Patty Hearst, 17th century dog armor, a purse made from soda cans and gallery after gallery of early, weird, rare and often bizarre Hollywood celebrity artifacts. “Our completely new show will absolutely knock our guest’s socks off!” said Andrea Silverman, manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not Hollywood Odditorium. “We’ve assembled an unbelievable collection that people will never forget.”Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood is open 364 days a year, 10 a.m. to midnight. The Odditorium is located at 6780 Hollywood Blvd., and is only closed the day the Oscars are held across the street at the Kodak Theatre.

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Enjoyable and fun!

We had lots of fun here. I played and enjoyed going up and down the piano stairs :D We bought the promo ticket that gave us access to the Wax Museum and Guiness World Records... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lots of fun here. I played and enjoyed going up and down the piano stairs :D We bought the promo ticket that gave us access to the Wax Museum and Guiness World Records Museum. It was really good value.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The place has some really really interesting things for us to look into. You just need to stop and look at the writings ... there are many many details ... ! The only thing we didn't like was the paid shooting game.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Maybe this attraction is better suited for children and younger folks, but I felt like they crammed together things that Ripley 'may or may not' have acquired over the years into the space. Some of them were interesting, but a peacock made of acrylic fingernails? Come on.

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Carnarvon, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is part of a three in one deal that we elected to see with our 9 year old. The place is full of a lot of stuff collected by Ripley with a lot of photos of him and others at various locations during his life. There is a lot of head hunting gruesome stuff, so my 9 year old... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place is fun and has some interesting stuff, but it's outdated. The museum still shows old clips from a TV show that's been off the air for a decade. I feel like this place would be a lot more fun if they updated it. It's not a bad time and probably worth the money if you really like oddities,... More 

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

No plan to visit this place, but my friend wanted to visit it cause he never visit it before. It was interesting to see and read many weird things. There were some surprise and it was really funny. There were also some interactive attraction. I tried to take picture of my shadow. Anyway, I enjoy my visit.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I thought this would be gimmicky and not worth my time or money. Was I wrong. My 12 y/o daughter motivated the visit and I am so glad she did. It was fun informative and occupied our interests for over 2 hours. The museum had facts artifacts and memorabilia. Even a little science with optical illusions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Don't base your decision to go in on the brochure...I almost did but the daughter talked me in and I DID NOT regret it...3 levels of fascinating displays, inc interactive, and spent well over an hour wandering through a well set out Museum.

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge Marilyn fan and came for the Marilyn exhibit but was pleasantly surprised with the place itself. Upon entering there was a woman minding the door. A petite woman with glasses and she was the most nicest woman ever. She was all smiles and allowed us to take a picture with the bumblebee transformer attraction at the very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I bought the VIP pass for $29.95 which includes admission to the Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World Record Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. This was the best of the three. I spent about an hour here looking at the exhibits. It was worth the $10 (barely) and open late.

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