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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.

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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Chicago, Illinois
"I beleive it."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
This is just like the one in LA, which is the only other Ripleys I have visited. Combination of Wax Museum and odd attractions of the world.
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Burtonsville, Maryland
"Too expensive for the experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
I didn't like the experience at this place. It was an exact copy as another Ripley's Believe it or Not we went in New York.
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Chicago, Illinois
"Museum and 4D theater."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2017 NEW
My son and I enjoyed the 4 d theater, just wish it was longer features. The museum was small but had lots of things to see as well as 2 interactive displays. The exit is great.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
"A little . . . bland. . . ."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 29, 2017 NEW
Although many other Ripley's Believe It or Not! facilities are extremely fun, this one is small, crowded, and a bit boring. The movies are fun (they are 4-D and YOU WILL GET WET!!) but the attractions are short and not very interesting.
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Norton, West Virginia
"Okay but too expensive "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 08, 2017
This was not a must see. If you have free tickets, go for it. I think the people working there even feel sorry for charging so much. Even though we were tourists, they gave us a local discount. Tickets originally 26.00 each, down to $17. We got passes to play laser game and atomic game. Teens not impressed, but may be ok for little kids. We ended up coming out early to see the 4 D movie and then were told we weren't supposed to be allowed in ( but they made an exception and let us in) . The spinning attraction at the end was the most fun and it was something different. Attractions were pretty boring. I wouldn't go again. But the 4 D movie was pretty fun , but short. The seats vibrate and water sprays on you.
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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.