Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater in Williamsburg, VA

1735 Richmond RoadWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Overview

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.

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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

2 Reviews
Joy Reed
North Chesterfield, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun"
July, 2018
We had an awesome time at the Ripley’s Museum. It was seven of us and we had fun watching the 4D movie and playing the inter active games. The artifacts and exhibits provided the kids with a lot of great information. We all had a ball and would do it again. Getting the tickets ghrough Reserve Williamsburg helped to cut the cost.
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Janice Sykes-Lewis
south chesterfield, VA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ripleys"
May, 2018
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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nezz39
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
"Interesting place to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2018 NEW
This is an interesting place to visit and doesn't take too long. Need to read a lot so that takes quite a bit of time. End up skipping some stuff because of that at least in terms of reading what it all is. It's a interesting thing to do for a side visit while in Williamsburg. 4D movies were fun but cost extra.
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rckk
"Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2018 NEW
Had fun here but it was very busy and is in a very small building so it's very cramped. I enjoyed myself but probably wont go back again.
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TINKERBELLE0818
Yorktown, Virginia
"needs updates"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2018 NEW
Needs updates/New displays. Gets very crowded/Staff should only allow a certain amount of people in at a time/ Let people in as guests exit to avoid overcrowding.
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787jlc
Hollywood, Maryland
"VERY BAD EXPERIENCE"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018
My wife, granddaughter, and I was visiting Williamsburg Va, and my granddaughter wanted to go to Ripley's, you go to a place like this to enjoy and have fun.Our visit to Ripley's was ruin when we walk in the door and encountered the guy at the ticket desk, he was very very rude, and very arrogant, to put it mildly. I did speak with a young lady, I think she was a manager, she gave us free tickets for miniature golf, which we didn't use, to hot out. Our experience there was already ruin dealing with the guy at the front desk. This guy should be cleaning the place after it close, and not coming in contact with customers. Will not return, and would not recommend to anyone. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE....
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Seth T
Hiram, GA
"A fun indoor activity"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2018
The exhibits here were really cool and some of the most fun. Ripley's takes great care to present the strange and unusual in a way that is respectful and educational. This location is family friendly, clean, and has activities for all ages.
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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.