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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Chesterfield, VA
"To celebrate daughter's birthday"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2018 NEW
My daughter loves all things Ripley's so she asked to make the hour drive for her 11th birthday. We allowed her to bring a friend. Be aware that it is a very expensive attraction for the short amount of time that it takes to tour. I knew this going in, which is why this was her birthday outing. A family of four, plus bringing a friend gets expensive quickly. Anyhow, she enjoyed it which is all that really matters. I did expect more value for the cost. Some Ripley's attractions are just a better value than this one.
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Keith L
Streetsboro, Ohio
"Excellent fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2018
The 4 d movie was the best. Had a blast. Fun for the kids. Worth the viewing. We had a lot of fun. It’s not super cheap but worth it.
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Michael C
"wayyyyyyyyy overpriced!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2018
not worth it at all!! 78.00 for adult and 2 kids ?? ticket person very very rude!!! was bothered by questions im very sorry i wasted our time in this place WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!
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Laureen W
"Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2018
So, Ripley’s is a bit of an old concept but this location has added several interactive elements as well as a 4D theater. We bought our tickets on Groupon, which brought the price down, it included both movies (each 15 mins long) shown 10 mins apart. The movies we cool and our group, a grandmother, middle aged uncle, two teenagers and their parents, were entertained. There were some very interesting artifacts and interactive displays. Our tickets also included the Laser game and an electronic “Simon” game. We all had a great time. Yes, some of this stuff could be “seen” on the internet but appreciating it in person is SO MUCH better, especially for kids.
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Prince George, Virginia
"A Rip OFF!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 18, 2017
Way to expensive for nothing that would blow your mind. I think I could have seen that online. I do not see myself ever visiting this or recommending anyone to spend the money. I would go back if they only charge $3 per person.
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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.