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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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"Awesome collection of freaky"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 28, 2016 NEW
We stopped by on the last day of our vacation. We found it quite reasonable in price. $46 for 2 people.. It includes the museum/ laser vault/atomic tag and 4d movie.. Which I have to say was truly amazing.. 3d movie with a twist it snows, rains and the wind blows.. If you like the really strange or just odd it's all here.. Very small gift shop..Not much there. We enjoyed walking thru it and the museum takes about 30-45mins depending on the the games and how you are.. (I have to read the plaques and look at it all.. Lol )
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tammy R
Williamsburg, Virginia
"Good for a rainy afternoon"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2016 NEW
Was very interesting but for less than 2 hours it is a bit pricy. That being said I am glad we went. It is good for teens and adults and not a bad place to go on a rainy day.
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Jacobstown, New Jersey
"Fun for the whole family"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 22, 2016 NEW
We went with our 7 year old daughter and she loved looking at all the neat artifacts and reading about some of the oddities. We all really loved the 4D Dino movie and 4D Bamboo rollercoaster movie. They also had a laser tag game and an atomic rush interactive game my daughter had fun playing (it was included in the price). They have a mini golf course as well but we did not take advantage of that. Staff was super nice and really into their jobs. I would recommend if you're looking for something to do in the area.
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Cary, North Carolina
"My cup of freaky tea"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2016 NEW
I find this weird museum stuff fun. I love the shrunken heads and chewed gum statues and two-headed, three-eyed stuffed kittens and Johnny Eck waxwork so I dragged my family along with me. We did not get the combo ticket, just the museum admission which included the two games (a light pressing race and a laser challenge) one go-through for each person. The combo ticket would have just added the two moving theater movies (7 minutes each and the theater was fritzy that night so I'm glad we skipped it and saved some vacation dough). I found no coupon for the regular admission but your tickets do come with $2 off the minigolf next door. (We did that and it was good) I loved the museum and spent 2 hours doing it all on a Saturday night in August from about 7:30 to 9:30 so prime time. It was not too busy at all. Great employees. Lotsa fun. A good time-filler.
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"Expensive, good for an hour or so"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2016 NEW
Expensive for what you get. Has some neat exhibits, but not worth the price of admission. My kids had fun, but we were done in an hour. We would not go back, once is enough!
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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.