Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater in Williamsburg, VA

1735 Richmond RoadWilliamsburg, VA 23185  
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Located on Richmond Road near the Williamsburg Premium Outlets, the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater offer an exciting experience for guests of all ages. The museum features more than 350 exhibits and artifacts and 11 themed galleries. The 4D theater offers two thrilling 3-D films with state-of-the-art surround sound, and air and water misters, as well as other sensory experiences.


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The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and 4D Theater in Williamsburg offers an exciting and family oriented experience. With exhibits ranging from Bumble Bee Transformer and Iron Man to a two headed cow and genuine shrunken head, the Ripley's Museum offers a unique and bizarre experience for people of all ages. Our Museum is the only fully indoor, year round entertainment venue in Williamsburg. Inside our museum you’ll also find our Impossible Laser Race and Atomic Rush games where guests battle the clock for best times and scores to beat their friends!

In addition to the Museum and games, Ripley’s offers a 4D Theater. Guests watch our shows with 3D glasses on a 50’ HD screen, all while getting blasted with wind, water and a host of other sensory experiences.

And after your 4D experience you can check out our Candy and Souvenir

In addition to our Museum and 4D Theater we also have our Catfish Cove
Mini Golf located next door, with 18 holes of fun! It is great family fun for all ages (This is available for an additional fee).
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Tyra M

Lynnfield, Massachusetts

"Believe It or Not!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 03, 2016 NEW

It was great to see new items that we had not seen in other Ripley's Believe It or Not! - they also had 2 other attractions that were included in your cost. There was a 4D attraction which cost extra but we did not do it.

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Dana O


"Rainy Day Option"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2016 NEW

We visited Ripley's on a rainy day. It was fun, the staff was helpful. The 4-D movies were interesting, but the front row seats didn't work.

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Norfolk, Virginia

"Interesting Things to See, Quite Pricey"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2016 NEW

If you like Ripley's Believe It or Not cartoons or the TV show, then you will like this place. If highlights some of the many facts and exhibits Ripley found in his ravels throughout the world. The price for the exhibits was quite a bit for what is there especially if you are bringing children. I still had fun seeing the miniatures exhibit along with the ancient weapons. It was also the first time I saw a 4D movie (3D but with water, wind, and scents) and will I am glad I experienced that I will never watch a 4D movie again. There are also some games to play that are included with your ticket along with some optical illusions and brain teasers that are more for kids than adults. This is a good spot for children and they will enjoy it and the adults will find some things to enjoy as well. If you like Ripley's and want to see how the exhibits are set up and see a 4D movie and some other things I recommend a visit, otherwise I would save your money for other thing to do in WIlliamsburg.

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Piscataway, New Jersey

"Multisensory Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 08, 2016 NEW

Ripley's in W'burg. is a great place to have family fun on a rainy day; exhibits are hilarious, and the 4D movies provide a multisensory experience of pure fun; and best of all... it is not a very expensive attraction.

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Stroudsburg, PA

"Expense for a tiny museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 07, 2016 NEW

I think the kids would have rathered watch the TV show than go through this tiny place. They loved the one in Canada and this is not even close to that caliber.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater

What goes on in the 4D Theater?
We have two different shows running in our theater. They alternate every half hour starting one hour after we open. The shows are similar to an amusement park ride, only the chairs do not move so no one gets tossed around. Each show is about 15 minutes long. You watch them with 3D glasses while we spray you with air and water, tickle your legs and several other surprises. The shows themselves are appropriate for all ages, although sometimes small children are scared of the dinosaurs.
Are your exhibits different from other Ripley’s?
Yes! Everything is real and unique. Some of the Odditoriums may have a few of the same wax figures, but the artifacts are all unique to each show.
Are the attractions wheelchair accessible?
We are ADA compliant and we have 4 available spaces in our 4D Theater specially designed for guests in wheelchairs.
Where can I park?
We have ample and free parking at the Odditorium.
Do you have a snack bar?
We do not allow food or beverages in the attractions, but there are approximately 20 restaurants with in a 1 mile radius of our location.
Can I take pictures?
Yes. You may take as many pictures as you’d like.
How old do you have to be to enter by yourself?
You must be 13 or older to be in the attractions by yourself. Anyone 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Does the Mini-Golf cost extra?
Yes, you can purchase a ticket at the front desk.

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