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Visiting Ripley's Believe It or Not New York

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Founded by Robert Ripley, an American cartoonist, adventurer, and explorer. Ripley's Believe It or Not is one of the oldest and largest franchise spread over the world. The New York branch is one the largest Ripley's in America. This place contains exhibits which are personally made by Robert Ripley. The franchise deals with strange, shocking and beautiful exhibits which questions the visitors' curiosity to know the trick behind the exhibit. No wonder people come to witness bizarre and unusual displays. Spread over 18,000 sq.ft with over 500 exhibits the entire place is themed under surprises on every corner. The whole place is filled with exhibits which may blow your minds, and it will lead to ultimate fun. Capture anything you find interesting on your camera when you go through all the twenty galleries each with a different theme. Get lost in the Black Hole exhibit where you forget about space and time or compete against your friend or clock where you hit the buttons with sharp reflexes at the Smash Dash exhibit. The Baseball exhibit is a must-go if you are a baseball lover. Check out the 1400 pound man, search for a secret door with instructions written on the back, count the number of skulls and skeletons you encounter at the place or engage in the false illusion setups and watch your foot or body disappear.

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Get ready to be engaged in thrilling artifacts and exhibits from over 100 years

Get ready to be engaged in thrilling artifacts and exhibits from over 100 years

Extreme Sleepovers

Extreme Sleepovers

Yes, the Riley's New York offers extreme sleepover pass for a minimum squad of twenty-five. Have a guided VIP tour, go for an exciting scavenger hunt, Dinner and sacks provided by the museum, get a goodie back and souvenir book, show off your limited edition Ripley's survival certificate and have an amazing breakfast at Applebee's the next day. These all are included in the Extreme Sleepovers experience.

Black hole

Black hole

This strange tunnel feels like an eternity when you walk across it. The trippy lights and fear of falling sideways give you chills. The tunnel spins with intense speed, and different types of unimaginable lights might be a bit terrifying but who don't want the fun that challenges your balance and proceeding with mental strength kind of experience.

Laser Race

Laser Race

Unleash your physical strength where you try to dive, run and dodge lasers in a dark room with a timer to get to the other side. This kind of laser dodging task is seen in a lot of movies. This experience is a lot of fun when you see those green laser lights moving to intersect.

Baseball exhibit

Baseball exhibit

Baseball is one of the favorite sport of the Americans. This display of baseball sport has an extraordinary baseball bat collection and a wide variety of the uniforms ever worn. Have a seat on the stadium seats designed to give you a baseball experience. This display is on everyone's list.

New Year Eve

New Year Eve

Want to celebrate New Year Eve epically? No need to wait for the new year countdown to begin. Touch the Times Square ball which was used for 2007 new year countdown. It also has the Waterford crystal podium where they show the footage of 2007- 2014 new year celebrations on screens and spread the vibes everywhere. Grab happy new year glasses and hats provided by the museum and capture new year eve shots.

Ripley's Believe It or Not New York Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can get the tickets on the website or at the door of the museum. It is generally categorized under Child, Adults. You have to choose between General admission of the museum or General admission to the museum with Ripley's relic. They even offer adult combo and child combo tickets.

How To Get Around?

The attraction is generally of two floors where you have to walk, and bicycles are not allowed.

What Should I Wear?

Dress casually, it may get hot inside due to the crowd so make sure you are well prepared.

Ripley's Believe It or Not New York Facts

Best Time to Visit

The whole visit may take two hours to explore everything, and the last entry is one hour before the closing time.


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Will I Need a Guide?

How To Get There?

The museum is located in Times Square 234 West 42nd Street. Take the subway exits till 40th Street or 42nd Street from where it is more comfortable to walk. Check the website for bus routes and trains. John For Kennedy airport is 16.1 miles from the museum which is a 46 min drive

Additional Info

The museum operates from 10 am - 11 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while it closes at 1 am from Thursday to Saturday. Parking is available. Food and beverages are not allowed, strollers are permitted. Pets are not allowed except service animals

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