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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • The museum offers free guest parking.
  • Explore the odd and intriguing with more than 350 museum exhibits.
  • 4D theater features surround sound, special effects, and a 3D film.
  • All attractions are wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant.


from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater
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 Shop!

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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"Needs to be updated"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017
Sadly it really needs to be updated with some new attractions. Food For Thought will give you a discount on your admission if you show them your receipt.
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George S
Salem, Virginia
"OK! "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 27, 2017
Yes, OK. Not bad, a bit disappointing, but interesting and a fun place to spend time while the women shop. Sure beats shopping! The Vortex at the end was pretty good. Had my 4 and 8 year old grandsons. They both enjoyed various facets of the different amusements. The little one was fascinated by the Ripley figure speaking at the beginning and the Vortex at the end. Both loved Atomic Rush..
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William F
Williamsburg, Virginia
"Rip off!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2017
Very expensive! Where's the beef? Or at least the sizzle? Would not recommend unless youre bored stiff with everything else in Williamsburg!
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Patricia B
Yorktown, Virginia
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2017
Watch the 15 minute 4D movie first. They have the same kind of movies at theme parks. There are 350 exhibits in eleven themed galleries, mostly of things that Ripley collected throughout his life. Some are real, some stretches your imagination. You have to read the cards to figure it out for yourself. Some things are very interesting, like you'd see in a museum; other things are just plain weird or gross and leaves you scratching your head in wonderment. The interactive things are fun to do. Best part is the exit bridge!
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"Unique and Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2017
Rainy day pick. Even the picky teen enjoyed this. Saw 3d movies and tour. Good value. Look for discount coupons. I loved it. Some interactive things also. Definitely would go back. Leave enough time to really see everything and not rush.
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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 within 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.