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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
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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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US$ 99.99*
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Alcatraz Ripley's Believe It Or Not VIP Package
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US$ 45.00*
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on a Classic Cable Car

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If you have an hour to kill, give it a whirl

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Tracy M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank BrilliantBlonde
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Ted L
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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West Chicago, il
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Something to do at night but ridiculously expensive. The mirror maze was the most fun bit of the whole thing. Did not do whatever the lazer thing was. So, meh.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We have fun, some interesting things to see and learn, and some fun things to do as well. But a little overpriced for what it is. $25 per adult.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It is pretty interesting but admission is 25 bucks no discount for anybody like student etc. It contains strange interesting things in the museum.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Was okay. Interesting in some aspects but I've been to a different location previously, and some was more of the same that I have seen before. Interesting overall. Tourist attraction. Good use of the San Francisco Go Pass.

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