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!
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
Verified Traveler
"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.
Tip: having the tickets printed made it a breeze to get in.

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Catherine Hollier
AU
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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.
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Joseph R
"Surprisingly Good TIme"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
I just came out of the movies theater with my daughters. We walked over to Ripley's and Vincent C, gave us a breakdown of the place. He was engaging and really helped us understand what the place was about. I have never been to a Ripley's museum. My daughters (12 and 9) where interested and Vincent sealed the deal with a discounted rate. We really had a great time. I was skeptical at first, but each room was interesting stuff and the best part is much of it is interactive, so you can touch and move alot of the displays. There weren't a bunch of upcharges either. Great place to spend an hour or two with the kids in Times Squares.
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betsy1224
Boston
"Fun for kids, ripoff for adults "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2017 NEW
In planning a weekend in New York with my 9 1/2 year old grandson, my daughter told me that he enjoyed the Ripley's Believe it or Not books. Based on Trip Advisor reviews, I didn't expect much from this "museum," which is why I sought discount tickets. They're easy to get on line and from handouts in New York, but the best discounts are available through the AAA - $8 off for adult and $5 off for child tickets. Hopefully no one pays full price as this cheesy place isn't worth it...unless you're a kid under age 12.
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Andrew J
Melbourne
"Seen one, seen them all"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2017 NEW
This is almost the same as any other Ripley museum. It's okay I guess. Some of the attractions are old and weathered.
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Shmuel S
"Fun late night at Ripley's!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2017 NEW
My friends and I wanted a place to have fun on a late Thursday evening in the city, and Ripley's was the place to go! we saw interesting things and enjoyed the great trip. Thanks to the great staff especially the young lady Naya at the front desk that was very sweet and helpful, we were able to enjoy a fun and educational night! Thanks Naya!
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Devora Laya F
"Awesome Helpful Employee"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2017 NEW
Came with a group of my friends and the employee Naya was super helpful. Was overall wonderful and very pleasant and ensured that we were happy. Thanks a ton Naya!

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.