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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise

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Address: | Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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+61 7 5592 0040
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09:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Surfers Paradise's most unusual and...

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Surfers Paradise's most unusual and unbelievable attraction! Located in Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Ripley's offers 15 individually themed galleries of unbelievable artefacts and interactive exhibits where you will Experience the Fun around every corner.

Your self-guided adventure is sure to astonish as you come face to face with remarkable relics and rare treasures from around the World. With almost 9,000 square feet to explore, you will discover 350 genuine artefacts, amazing stories of history and adventure, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, fun interactive games, life-size figurines of unusual characters who actually lived and unbelievable movies! Simply an amazing journey of on an hour or more - That's Wow Factor fun for everyone!

  New addition, Ripley's Impossible LaseRace™, is the only LaseRace™ in the Southern Hemisphere and tests the guile and agility of participants as they duck, shimmy, pivot, and crawl through a maze of bright green laser beams in an effort to achieve the best possible time. Touch a laser, and time is added onto your score. Enjoy four difficulty levels and play as long as you want! (Included in General Admission).

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US$ 17.41*
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Surfers Paradise Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Entry Ticket
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Gold Coast Attraction Pass Including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Dracula's...
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Lots to look at

Very central location makes it easy to get to. Good fun with an awful lot to look at and absorb. Make sure you use a discount voucher. Recommend a visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ormeau, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found so many things very interesting. So many things to look at. The adults had just as much fun as the kids. Could of spend ages in there trying all the activities! A must see when on the coast.

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Newstead, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here at night (about 9pm). It was great fun and also nice that it was pretty quiet late in the evening so we didnt have to battle the crowds. It has a lot of interesting facts and is also interactive so good fun for the young and old!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very central location makes it easy to get to. Good fun with an awful lot to look at and absorb. Make sure you use a discount voucher. Recommend a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid approx $70 for the family to visit this attraction (sic) and were in there for around 1/2 an hour. Saw the exhibits on offer not much to look at or do there, its like a museum that is a super quick visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very interesting and it's location made it easy to access as it is in the middle of Cavill Ave. Would visit again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can get discounted tickets on Groupon etc then go, however full cost for what it is..not worth it. Couple of interesting things but not enough to keep my teenagers interested for more than 30mins. Not value for money. Not alot to look at.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an informative fun thing which we done and enjoyed. I would have to say i enjoyed it more than i thought i would. I found it interesting and even my 4 year old enjoyed this especially the interactive bits.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was pleasantly surprised by the collection of stuff they had at Ripley's definitely worth a visit. The kids loved it as well.

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Thank Anthony B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my husband and there was just soo much information!! You don't know where to look! There is soo much cool things and info and it's also interactive! No matter your age you will find this very interesting!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been here several times, recently in March and several years ago. When I was younger, the place was amazing - so exciting and interesting. Coming back about 10 years later - it's almost exactly the same. Bit disappointing, especially for the price. There's some new, interactive additions but not much new info. Definitely recommend for younger kids - one... More 

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