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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

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Address: 175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
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With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It...

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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Fun for rainy day

I highly recommend getting the SF Go Card if you think you and your family want to go to Ripley's, Madame Tussaud's, Aquarium, Academy of Sciences, etc. It gives you a huge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend getting the SF Go Card if you think you and your family want to go to Ripley's, Madame Tussaud's, Aquarium, Academy of Sciences, etc. It gives you a huge discount. It would have been painful shelling out $100 or more for our family of 4 for each of these visits. Also covers a bus tour which was... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to places like this before during my family travels. We always have fun. It was a little pricey but that's normal. I recommend it if you have never been to one before. The tickets included the mirror maze and lazer maze course. We all had a lot of fun. We did the mirror maze twice. Of course, despite... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our teenagers loved this. It's no news to anyone what it is and overpriced but whatever. It's vacation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went this week. My 8 year old loved it. The exhibits are fun. The end has a shadow activity, mirror maze and laser maze game. It was fun for him and something else to do for an hour. Recommend.

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Thank Tammy M
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We debated going but in the end had a couple of hours to kill before headed to the airport so gave it a whirl. Glad we saw it for it's historic appeal and there was some interesting things inside. But for present day adventurers, it may seem a little 'average'. Things like a boat made of toothpicks or musician portraits... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've been to other Ripley's in the past & they never fail to impress & entertain us all! The laser maze at the end is not that great but loved everything else.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It's a bit pricey. You'll spend $80 for a family of 4 for about 1.5hrs experience max. That being said, my kids (5 and 7) loved it. They can't stop talking about all the things the saw there. Favorites were the movie about the guy who survived a shark attack, the rotating tunnel and the worlds tallest man.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Don't bother. I did it just to kill time and I thought it would be interesting. Don't get me wrong some of the stuff was fun and interactive. But I wouldn't bother wasting your money.

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Stanhope, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Looking for a rainy day activity, this was an ok option. It was a bit musty and at times a bit cliche'. There was enough to keep our interest and some really outrageous displays. The rest was overstimulating and even hoakie at times. In hindsight, wouldn't have missed it as a way to enjoy some quality time with my family... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Most of exhibits were dull with lots coming from far East. It was really believe it or not for we from far East. Kids enjoyed mirror maze, kaldiscope, rotating tunnel. It was not worth the tickets charged.

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