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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

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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Charles B
Salem, Connecticut, United States
"Great place to look at some weird stuff."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2017 NEW
The entrance staff was very friendly. Watched a 4D movie there and it was cute and fun for the kids. Lots of strange and interesting stuff in side.
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"family time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2017
we choose to spend money at Ripleys and spend some family time together instead of going to the outlet mall this night and best decision we made,we learned alot this night and had fun
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Tricia V
Hampton, Virginia
"Good for a Rainy Day"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2017
Although this Ripley's location is small (and a bit on the pricey side for an "attraction"), it kept my son and his teen-aged friends busy for about two hours. The 4D movie was enjoyable. The Odditorium had interesting stuff worth looking at but requires a lot of reading. I think my son and his friends enjoyed the interactive games, especially the Laser Rush. We did the miniature golf (which was fun) prior to the Ripley's. I think this place is best suitable for ages 8 and up.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2017
Not worth the $$. The museum is interesting, the added 'games' are not necessary and don't need to be there. The 4-d movies are short and the only thing my kid enjoyed.
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Richmond, Virginia
"Worth $10 not $50"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2017
I took my three children (ages 3, 7, and 11,) to this. They bypassed most of the exhibits since there was a lot of wording to read to understand what each item was. The two "bonus" features they give you are access to an elaborate electronic game and also a laser type game. The problem is that everyone else has tickets to those too and you have to wait your turn. So, imagine waiting in a packed museum with three children for your turn and you get the idea - not my idea of fun. We skipped both. The only thing we had fun with was the 4-D movie. The kids really liked that and I'd say that was worth $5 a person, so, $20 seems fair value to me. I don't suggest this place unless you want to kill an hour while in Williamsburg and you have a little money to burn. My suggestion for Ripley's is to drop the price of attendance to $5, then allow people the ability to purchase the "extras" (e.g. laser game, electronic game, and 4D movie) for $3 each.
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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.