Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square in New York, NY

234 West 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10036
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Overview

The largest Ripley’s in North America and one of New York City’s most intriguing attractions, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square offers exciting entertainment for the whole family to enjoy together. Explore the 500+ unique exhibits and 20 themed galleries, including The Little Apple – A New York Experience, The impossible LaseRace™, The Black Hole, a spinning vortex tunnel, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Largest Ripley’s Museum in North America.
  • Features over 500 unusual artifacts.
  • Allow 2 hours for self guided tour.
  • Cameras allowed.
  • Fun for all ages.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

Description

from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
From atop One Times Square to Ripley’s Times Square – Experience the ACTUAL New Year’s Eve Centennial Ball! Get up close and personal with the Times Square New Year’s Eve Centennial Ball. Touch the Waterford Crystal podium and ring in the New Year only at Ripley’s in Times Square.

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, our one-of-a-kind attraction in NYC is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the unusual, the unexpected and the unbelievable. Only at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square will families rediscover wonder around every corner.

Featuring countless original pieces and galleries, including the new Marilyn Monroe collection room and Manhattan’s only Laser Race. The museum also hosts a variety of options for groups including field trips, birthday parties, and scouting expeditions.

Note: Guest must present voucher/e-Ticket and ID at the "Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square" ticket desk located at 234 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Ave.

Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Janet Hellmann
Staten Island, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Grandsons Loved It"
October, 2015
It is sometimes a tough thing to impress one's grandsons. Ripley's Beleive It or Not really solved that problem for this grandmother. My grandsons, aged 13 and 11 really got into all of the exhibits and had a great time!!! Their mother and I also found a lot of the stories extremely interesting and on the whole, this is a great, fun experience for the whole family.
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AJA HUNT
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SO MUCH FAMILY FUN"
July, 2015
I took my 9 year old son to Ripley's in time square AND HE HAD A BLAST!!. We are headed back to NYC in 2 weeks and he is already begging to go back. Highly recommend!
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Tip: You may have to wait in line, but it is totally worth it!

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Amanda B.
Cicero, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great for the Family"
March, 2015
This was a great experience for my entire family. We have a 3 and 13 year old and both enjoyed it. It was also enjoyable for the adults. Great experience to see different things, and a way for the entire family to interact with each other.
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April Rand
Staten Island, NY
1 Review
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"fun time for tweens"
March, 2015
Our visit to Ripley's was for my daughter's 12th birthday, her and her friends had a great time and want to go back again.
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Tip: having the tickets printed made it a breeze to get in.

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Catherine Hollier
AU
1 Review
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"If your kids are into weird stuff, they will enjoy this"
January, 2015
A reasonable collection of weird kind of stuff. An eclectic mix. My kids enjoyed it, especially the end section which is quite interactive. They also liked the 'weird photo' opportunities. It is reasonably presented, though I think somewhat overpriced. At half the price I would have said it was a good deal, so it was good to get slightly discounted tickets.
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Tip: It takes about 3 hours if you read and try everything, but you could do it in half that time if you were just browsing

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SusanRLS
New York City, New York
"AWESOME!!!! Not just weirdness - they have art, science, history, sports, and more!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2017 NEW
I'm not so much into some of the oddities like people and animals with extra heads - but there are so many interesting things to look at - a "painting" of Frank Sinatra made entirely out of butterfly wings, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln made out of Lincoln pennies, a GORGEOUS pectoral mural made out of postage stamps, several carvings of famous people carved into the eye of a needle, a portrait of Jimi Hendrix made out of the metal audio cassette tape, an entire room dedicated to baseball,a life size train made out of match sticks, and so much more. The bathrooms are great - all kinds of facts and figures - and....well I don't want to spoil the surprise but it's very clever. A special shout-out to Beatrice - who noticed that I exited from the wrong way and realized I missed several great things. Thanks.
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gnaturecenter
Cheshire, Massachusetts
"Did You See That?"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2017 NEW
You really have to go to this place if you like the odd, the unique, the bizarre or the chic! It was sooooooooooooo interesting and a lot of fun!
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NewYorkTarmale
new york
"One visit it enough"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2017 NEW
We were here years ago and it's a cool place for sure. However, it hasn't changed so really once is enough. I guess there's only so much that they would be able to put in here. It's about $30pp but I asked if they gave a AAA discount and they did so it was about 23pp with the discount. Also check Groupon.
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fergusontribe
Texas
"Average Ripley's Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2017 NEW
This is a pretty standard Ripley's attraction. If you've never been to one, they can be pretty fun and rather fascinating. If you have been to one, I can't say that you'll find much that's new. It was several years for us, so we decided to go for it; and because it was on our SightSeeing Pass, it was already included. So, bottom line: If you're a first-timer, it's probably worth simply because of how unique it is. However, if you're a return guest, I would not recommend returning. It is simply too expensive and not worth it in my opinion. However, there are enough interesting exhibits that my opinion would change if it were about $7-10 cheaper.
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PinkFlag154
Fort Myers, Florida
"Blew my kids' minds"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
A true highlight of our trip to NY. I'm sure my kids will be talking and thinking about what they saw, just as I did as a kid after going to the Niagara Falls location. I must say that Naya in the front was great and provided us amazing customer service. My kids are still talking about her too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

How much time should I plan to spend at the museum?
Most guests spend between an hour and a half to two hours exploring the strange and unique artifacts, exhibits and interactive experiences at Ripley's Times Square. As with any attraction or museum, your personal tastes will determine how long it takes. If you plan to dive into every item and read each caption, you'll be here a bit longer. If you plan to focus on featured galleries, you will find that two hours is sufficient.

Is photography allowed at Ripley’s Times Square?
We encourage guests to take as many photos of themselves as they want while interacting with our exhibits.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Ripley's Times Square is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do you allow strollers?
Yes.

Is food or drink allowed in the museum?
A number of our exhibits are priceless and simply cannot be replaced if damaged. Therefore, to be sure that we preserve the collection for future visitors, we do not allow any outside food, gum, or beverages.

Is there a gift store?
Yes! Our magnificent Ripley's Odd Shop features items that range from the bizarre to the unbelievable and everything in between. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Shop is the perfect place to find something for everyone – Believe It or Not! t-shirts, bizarre collectibles, unique jewelry, crazy candy, gadgets and toys that will engage the imagination. Our products change regularly and we invite you to visit often. Our gift store may be accessed by the public as well as those who have visited our attraction.

Is this museum the same as other Ripley’s?
Ripley's personal treasures can be seen in Believe It or Not! attractions around the world. Each museum is unique in its collection of oddities and in their presentation. No Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum would be complete without the "old favorites" however - the incredible people whose stories Ripley gathered on his journeys around the globe. These strange people are brought back to life in detailed wax figures.