Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco: Hours, Address, Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco Reviews: 3.5/5

Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco
3.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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Tim
Idaho5 contributions
First time in a Ripley’s
May 2021 • Solo
I had time to spare so I stopped in. Was some very interesting things to see inside. The mirror maze was 100% disappointing. The mirrors were dirty so you could easily see where you needed to go.
Written 21 May 2021
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Lynn S
Tri-Cities, WA337 contributions
Expensive But Worth It
Feb 2020
We could have spent hours in this attraction. So fascinating and cool. Mirror maze was a bit of a let down. The lazer attraction was kinda fun. Pricey, but I would recommend.
Written 19 February 2020
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Christy H
Lewistown, PA8 contributions
Big Ripley's fan
Dec 2019
Any time I go somewhere I try to see if there is a Ripley's near by. We were staying in San Jose and drove up to check it out. It was a bit smaller than the ones in Ocean City, Or Atlantic City. But was still was good. I bought a cute stuffed double headed rabbit and a very neat collectible Ripley's key ring of a key. Very cool.
Written 10 January 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA109,483 contributions
Interesting Oddities and Movies/Exhibits to See - Ripley's Believe It Or Not, San Francisco
Jan 2020
I was playing tourist for the day so went to Ripley's again. Its an interesting collection of oddities, exhibits, and movies to see. I had a good time going here again.
Written 4 January 2020
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The Brown Daredevil
Moreno Valley, CA382 contributions
It's alright, good to pass time.
Nov 2019
Not all of the information is that interesting but then again, interesting is subjective. I love the interactive part since it makes you think or do to make the experience more fun. This is really helpful especially for kids who tends to get bored reading LOTS of stories (like me).
Written 19 December 2019
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Freq_Traveler_01_13
Pittsburgh, PA105 contributions
Great Fun!
Nov 2019
I'd never been to one of Ripley's Odditoriums before, but it was well worth the price of admission. Tons of interesting things and replicas of them from around the world, and neat stories to go with them. I got a photo of myself with a replica of Jeremy Bentham's auto-icon and had to show some friends who were excited about it! The matchstick work with cable cars, bridges, and a space shuttle are among the most intricate pieces of Americana folk art I've ever seen, and can't fathom the patience required for them. The mirror maze, as well, was amazingly fun!

Though one tip for prospective visitors: go early. I went at 11am, and had almost two hours before I saw another guest, and then it filled up quickly.
Written 23 November 2019
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Team derby
13 contributions
Fun but short
Nov 2019 • Family
Fun but over very quickly, not really worth doing. Kids like it though. Have to wear gloves to stop fingerprints on the mirrors!
Written 9 November 2019
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Locksbottom
Orpington, UK208 contributions
Don't bother
Oct 2019
We have looked at these places elsewhere and never felt the need to go, but entrance was included in our city passes and as we were walking past we went in.
Wish we hadn't bothered.
The best bits from our perspective were the dinosaur made from recycled metals and the woolly mammoth made from old car tyres - both of these can be seen in the entrance without paying a penny.
We walked round in less than 15 minutes and barely found anything else of interest to even glance at.
Written 24 October 2019
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baz601
Southport, UK98 contributions
Nice surprise
Would recommend here as a good two hours spent. Good for families and adults as there is lots to read about, look at and get involved. Note it’s cheaper after 5pm and they gave us admission to the mirror maze included (I’m not sure if you normally have to pay extra for this?) which was good fun.
Written 17 October 2019
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Joshua S
Auburn, ME239 contributions
One of the better Ripley's museums
Aug 2019
It has all the trappings of the Ripley's museums you'll find elsewhere, like the Wadlow statue and the "roll your tongue" exhibit with the surprise at the end. There's plenty of replicas of curiosities but also a lot of original exhibits you'll only find at this location. We spent a few extra bucks and did the Mirror Maze and laser room, and they were both worth it. The Fisherman's Wharf area is like a vacuum with your wallet and it hurts a little to part with so much money to see this, but it's interesting enough to be worth it.
Written 29 September 2019
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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco is open:
  • Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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