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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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My teen daughter just loves this place!

We have been here about 4 or 5 times, bringing different friends with us over the years. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newberg, Oregon

We have been to several Ripleys believe it or not museums around the USA, We love the previous... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
daniel e
Rocky, Oklahoma
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250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
+1 541-265-2206
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 March 2014

My husband and I visited Newport, Oregon last summer. The beaches were beautiful and the Oregon Coast Aquarium was very educational. However, the real fun is seeing Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Wax Museum and The Undersea Gardens. They are a...More

4  Thank Tara A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This, with the adjoining Wax Works and Undersea Gardens is a reasonably entertaining indoor diversion on the Newport Bayfront. If you know the old Ripley's cartoons, this is a collection of exhibits recalling some of his favorites. A shrunken head, the "Pharaoh's" curse and some...More

4  Thank umbrellaman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are always a fun place to take family, kids and company! It seems like everytime I see something new

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here about 4 or 5 times, bringing different friends with us over the years. The exhibits haven't changed too much, wish they would change them a little more so you aren't always seeing mostly the same things but for the first time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a waste of money! $15 a piece and absolutely the worst activity I have ever paid for. Outdated and nothing of significance to offer. I feel like I was completely ripped off. Wish I could rate it lower than 1 star.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We have been to several Ripleys believe it or not museums around the USA, We love the previous trips but this one was OK at best. Very outdated and generic, we purchased tickets on Groupon so we saved a lot of money so it was...More

Thank daniel e
Reviewed 4 September 2018

we purchased the 3 pack of tickets to here, and the underground sea place and to the wax museum they all need to be shut down and renovated. each one smelt really badly. desperate need of updating. save your money and go watch the sea...More

Thank MissPeony
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My grand children loved this place! Even the adult children had parts that they loved. Not too gimmicky, and parts were truly fascinating!

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Overall it was fun. But when you first walk in there is a horrible smell for like the first couple of exhibits almost had to cover my mouth with my shirt it smelt so bad...like they need to turn the lights on inside and find...More

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

At least it was better than the undersea gardens. Much of it was very dimly lit, making it difficult to navigate. I found many of the exhibits to be just news screens, with nothing unusual inside. Kids seem to enjoy it a lot more than...More

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This place is well done. It should please all ages. This is located down on the waterfront where there is a lot to do and see.

Thank Floyd M
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

First time going through a few years ago was alright. Paid almost 100 bucks for family of 4. For all three attractions.Dirty smelly and needs to be updated.More

Thank Sami F
David H, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Sami, Sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. While it's true that the property has been here since 1985 we find it interesting the range of reviews from persons visiting the same property. We strive to provide the best experience we can and while...More

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Bobbie S
26 February 2018|
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Response from greenspratley | Reviewed this property |
sorry, the third one should read age 4 and under free
31 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a dog-friendly layout.
Denise W
10 February 2017|
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Response from 3Twinkles3 | Reviewed this property |
Ripley's is part of Mariner Square. There are 3 attractions in Mariner Square. The adult price for a single attraction is $14.99 or you can visit all 3 for $24.99.