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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
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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Amy W


"Okay on a rainy day"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2016 NEW

Visited on a whim when we were in Williamsburg. It had some interesting exhibits but it wasn't as nice or as big as others I have been to. It also has a tendency to be a bit macabre so parts may not be great for little ones. We still had a good time but I wouldn't go back.

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Twinsmama

Tannersville, VA

"Fun movie for kids!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2016 NEW

We really enjoy Ripley's. This year, we went to their 4-D movie. Our kids screamed, laughed, and enjoyed it greatly. It was fun and amazing!

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WordlyWannabe

Mechanicsville, Virginia

"Interesting place, similar to most others."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2016 NEW

This place is supposed to be amazing, but they have just so many of them and these type in resort areas that it becomes very typical. We saw a 3D movie. We saw some interesting exhibits walking through. There were some nice things to see but no WOW factor. A little pricy.

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greenehalltam

Petersburg, Virginia

"Very Enjoyable!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2016 NEW

My boyfriend and I came during Spring Break. We were smart enough to come about 30 minutes after it opened for the day. There were no lines and we were able to spend as much time as we wanted sightseeing and taking pictures in the odditorium. We really enjoyed the riddles and puzzles inside the tour. The Atomic Rush was a pleasantly fun experience. I know the kids would appreciate that game and the Lasers. The 4D theater was very fun. We were surprised at how interactive it was. It's a little pricey, but I can't deny...it was a great time. I suggest going early because the lines were large on our way out, which was about 1 pm.

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baileyd72

Silver Spring, MD

"Fun on a rainy day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 10, 2016 NEW

My kids 5 & 8 really enjoyed the museum and I found it more interesting than I expected. Lots of odd items, a few games to play. The 4D movies were actually very cool, though a bit frightening to the younger one. While it's expensive, there aren't a lot of free options in town on a rainy day.

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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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