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).

Reserve Williamsburg Customer Reviews

Janice Sykes-Lewis
south chesterfield, VA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
May, 2018 NEW
I really enjoyed the museum the movie was great and me and my daughter got to play some fun games. Cant wait to go back.
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Tip: Ripleys is a perfect family mini vacation

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Cornelia, Georgia
"Kids Loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 09, 2018
We went on Saturday. The building looks small from the outside compared to others. We were skeptical. However, once we went in and toured the kids loved it. They played Laser, they played some color game kind of like a Simon Says push the color. The 3D movies were the BEST!! We all enjoyed them. They were fun and exciting.
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Cindy H
Atlanta, Georgia
"Small but Nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2018
We visited on a day when it was a little to cold for outdoor attractions. It was smaller than other Ripley's I have been to but kept us occupied for a couple of hours. Some very interesting artifacts inside and my 6 year old loved the spinning tunnel. 4D movie was short but cute.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
"Just Okay!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 02, 2018
As a fan of the show Ripleys and also compared to the Los Angles California attraction. This one here in Williamsburg was interesting yet over priced for what they had to offer. However, It was cool.
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TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2018
Good times. 2 4d movie selections. The museum. Laser race was funny. The Atomic game was having issues but they got it fixed.
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Tricia H
Bracebridge, Canada
"We all had a great time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2018
We had purchased a bundled ticket with another attraction in Williamsburg. It included admission, a ticket for each of the games and tickets for the 4D movie. All in all we spent probably just over 2 hours at Ripley's. I had six kids with me from 8-18 and they all seemed to enjoy it. Their highlights were the games and the movie of course but everyone found something that interested them. The two gentlemen that were working that day were both very friendly and helpful. In fact, it was going to be about 25 minutes before the movie started so they gave us additional game tickets so we wouldn't have to wait. I though that was very considerate. It seemed very clean.
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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.