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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
+1 415-202-9850
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average38%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
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"mirror maze and laser"
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"a lot of fun"
in 10 reviews
"visited this museum"
in 2 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 3 reviews
"interesting things"
in 4 reviews
"great activity"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 7 reviews
"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"take your time"
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"tourist trap"
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"cassette"
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"tunnel"
in 9 reviews
"president"
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"motion"
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"facts"
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"artwork"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum was OK for what it was. It’s a Ripley’s museum. They did have a lot of exhibits with a lot to read, as well as some interactive exhibits. The hall of mirrors and the laser activity at the end where the best part...More

Thank Amy F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter wanted to visit Ripley's. We have been to a couple of them and she wanted to go for the spinning room you walk through. I let her pick out some things she's interested in on our trips and this was one of them....More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

What a great activity to fill a spare hour in San Francisco! With lots of well organised exhibits and interactive stuff there is plenty to do for young and old alike. Lots of interesting reading and bizarre facts. Star of the show for me was...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This was a nice, big Ripley’s compared to the one in the Wisconsin Dells which we visited many years ago. There’s so much to see, amazing exhibits! I especially liked the different art—images of presidents on heads of pens and the tiniest little painting that...More

Thank Kyaruzi
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

if you love the books you will love the hands on experience of the place. very friendly staff and a lot to see make sure you have the time to spend so you do not miss anything. My Teen picked this place out to go...More

Thank tojam5
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This attraction was OK for a quick walk through with the Go Card, but I certainly would have been disappointed to pay for this. There were some interesting exhibits and some amazing items to look at, but there also seemed to be a lot of...More

Thank DrH23
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Last week I visited Robert L. "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" museum in San Francisco, it was worth coming from San Jose to see some of his collection and I was not disappointed.

Thank mkrvavica
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with my 5yr old son, not very much for a 5yr old and some of the interactive things weren't working. Certain parts are a little scary for young children, would probably suit older children and teens better. Paid £33 didn't get moneys worth, Disappointing.

Thank fulf0rds
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Just endless amounts to see and hear regarding Ripley and his findings. He spent his life discovering amazing people, facts and findings. One of the best examples of his life’s work, so interesting, you need a good three hours here.

Thank greekqueen
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This was a fun way for our family to spend the day while in SF. It had many interesting attractions, and the spinning tunnel was awesome!!

Thank OchoaA03
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