Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square invites guests of all ages to experience the unbelievable mysteries of our world. Home to rare artifacts and thrilling interactive exhibits, this one-of-a-kind attraction in New York City is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the unusual, the unexpected, and the unbelievable. Now open, Ripley's Relic, a new family-friendly interactive escape adventure that will transform visitors into explorers. Solve a series of puzzles and decipher strange symbols to unlock the secrets of Ripley's Relic. With the all-new Smash Dash, buttons will light up and buzz around you, and you only have seconds to turn them off. The more buttons you hit within the time limit, the more points you earn.
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marilyn3962
Massachusetts124 contributions
Average, if you have ever been to the other Ripley's, there all about the same.
Some cool things to see and do.
Written 15 January 2022
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Jesse M
1 contribution
bought tickets but when we arrived to the place it was completely shut down indefinitely. i don’t understand how we purchased tickets for something that is closed. don’t even know how to get my refund
Written 19 December 2021
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Leleyna M
1 contribution
Family
I enter to the website to leave a review, because our visit on 11/27/21 was far from good. The place was filthy, the exhibitions looked like they’ve never been taken care of. Within 1 minute, we just wanted out, even the kids. We felt robbed!!! Fortunately, the place was closed permanently on 11/28/21, so no one has to lose money on this “attraction “. Sorry we didn’t know this before, ugh!
Written 29 November 2021
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Diamantista P
5 contributions
Solo
I’m very happy I decided to visit, it was an awesome experience and I loved every second 😍 I’ll be back for sure! Thanks 😊
Written 12 November 2021
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Traveler235532
1 contribution
Family
I purchased tickets to visit Ripley’s with my daughter on August 17th, I called the day prior to verify if we would need to show prof of vaccination to enter and was told that we only needed to wear a mask and follow the other standard COVID-19 protocols. The next day, we were stopped at the door and told we would not be permitted w/o proof of vaccination. I informed the girl of the conversation I had with an associate the day prior and was told quite rudely, “That was yesterday.” She then told me to visit the website and find the email address: “fun@ripleysny.com” for a refund. It has been a week without a response or refund.
Written 24 August 2021
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adventix
Boston, MA1,503 contributions
This museum was a nice surprise. Entrance is not very expensive and if you buy the tickets online you get a discount. we spent here about 3 hours and the kids had lot's of fun. Some of the exhibitions can be a bit too much for young kids (e.g. torture during medieval times).
Written 31 July 2021
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Ashley J
2 contributions
Family
I give this place 5 stars not only for the strange and cool things you get to see and learn but mainly for their employees! When entering the building we were greeted by two staff members with very pleasant and welcoming demeanors. Maggie introduced herself and persuaded us to take some pictures before our tour. After the tour we viewed the pictures and Maggie had done such a great job on the shots that we decided to buy 2 pictures. Make a long story short I left those 2 pictures in NY and did not realize until I was already on a train to NJ. I had paid a significant amount for the pictures and was upset that I couldn't take them home. I called Ripleys to see if there was anyway I could be emailed copies of the pictures even though I would lose the frames, at least I would still have the pictures. Maggie answered the phone and went above and beyond to help resolve my issue. Not only did Maggie retrieve my pictures, she went out of her way to the post office and used her own hard earned money to mail them to me! When asked how I could repay her she didn't want anything and only wanted me to tell her when I received them!
How outstanding of an Employee Ripleys Believe it or not in Time Square has! Customer Service is everything for a business! And Maggie represents the true definition of an Asset to a company in consumer sales . People will continue to go to Ripleys and buy pictures and refer their friends and family because of employees like Maggie!
Written 22 July 2021
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Andrés Blanco
Carteret, NJ600 contributions
There are many strange and weird things to see here . You can learn a lot of stuff while wandering through rooms. They have interactive spots where you can take fun pictures. It was a fun activity to do while we were at Times Square. Recommended!
Written 1 May 2021
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We are thrilled to see you enjoyed the attraction. Thank you for taking time to leave us a review.
Written 4 May 2021
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Linda Davidson
15 contributions
Family
Stopped there on my trip NYC. Before going there my church warned me that it was some sort of devils museum? I went there and realized that it wasn’t, and that I should probably go to a new church, LOL. Really cool place and had many interesting things to see and do. I came back home and showed my old church the photos, some said that they might even visit too! Others called me a satanist, can’t always win I guess. Laugh out loud! Would go again.
Lots of love from Linda!
Written 4 April 2021
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Hi Linda, Thanks so much for taking time to write us a review. Glad to see you enjoyed yourself and would come again to see all the unique treasures Robert Ripley found during his travels.
Written 4 May 2021
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startravel01
Sydney, Australia206 contributions
Family
The ripleys at time square is a waste of money as there isn't much exciting things to see in there. I would rather spend the time exploring times square than waste couple of hours in there. The exhibits are very basic and looks like it's been left to run down. There were hardly any crowd when we went there around 6pm and now we know why. The wax museum next door is much better.
Written 9 August 2020
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We are sorry the attraction didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking time to leave us a review.
Written 19 August 2020
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RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! TIMES SQUARE (New York City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go