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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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Warlock1957
Gainesville Va.
"If you seen the show you'll have try it."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
You'll only go to this once, but you'll see things up close that been featured on the show. Price is a little high but like I said you'll only do this once in your life.
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heymel13
Martinsville, Virginia
"Ripleys"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2016 NEW
This is a smaller Ripleys in comparison to some. We did not go in to the museum. We rode the 4D motion master. It is always fun and exciting. They just never last long enough..... ;)
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HarleyGin
"Wildly Strange"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW
We have been to many Ripley's museums before. This was the first trip to Williamsburg! My children absolutely love this place. We are all fascinated with all the cool things people come up with and the rare collectibles.
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Mary M
Montgomery, Alabama
"Great Attraction on a Hot Day"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW
After spending several days outside in 94 degrees plus weather, I decided we needed to do something inside where it was cool. I thought they would be bored but they were not. We watched 4D movies with seats that vibrated at certain points in the movie. Also some water spraying and bubbles floating. Then there were the games, some type of laser tag and a light with colors game they could compete against each other playing. Spent total time of around 3 and a half hours.
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Kent S
Springfield, Ohio
"Out and About"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2016 NEW
You see one, you have pretty much seen them all. This location is small and has a limited number of interesting items on display. It cannot be compared to the much, much larger Ripleys in St. Augustine, FL and Gatlinburg, TN. One thing that it does have is a 4-D theater where one not only experiences 3D but
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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.