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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

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Address: 6780 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-4622
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now,...

The scene along Hollywood Boulevard has always been a bit strange, but now, the entirely new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood Odditorium takes it to the next level of bizarre, amazing, unbelievable and downright fun. With a Colossal Emphasis on Tinseltown, Everything inside is new and unbelievable!The Hollywood Odditorium is open again after a temporary closure to give the show a major facelift – in true Hollywood fashion!Visitors to Ripley’s historic Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue attraction will be greeted by the iconic dinosaur on the roof, but inside they’ll find hundreds of new unbelievable exhibits – many of them hands on and interactive –all designed for family fun and entertainment! Celebrities take center stage here, including Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Frank Sinatra, Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe – but in ways people have never seen. Guests will find celebrity creations carved from phone books, pasted from junk mail, created from candy and even a lifesized Arnold Schwarzenegger “Terminator” statue covered in dozens of three-dimensional scenes from some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Eclectic may be the best word to describe the new collection of nearly 500 different exhibits – all unusual, all family-friendly. Most are one-of-a-kind items, like the actual flag a Chilean miner draped over his shoulder when he emerged from being trapped underground after 69 days, it’s signed by all 33 of the men who were rescued. Other unusual items include a 1975 FBI Wanted poster for Patty Hearst, 17th century dog armor, a purse made from soda cans and gallery after gallery of early, weird, rare and often bizarre Hollywood celebrity artifacts. “Our completely new show will absolutely knock our guest’s socks off!” said Andrea Silverman, manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not Hollywood Odditorium. “We’ve assembled an unbelievable collection that people will never forget.”Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood is open 364 days a year, 10 a.m. to midnight. The Odditorium is located at 6780 Hollywood Blvd., and is only closed the day the Oscars are held across the street at the Kodak Theatre.

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Fun if you have some time to spare

This is not for me a top attraction. It is very similar in some of parts of the museum with the Guinness museum. If you have spare time to spend you can do it but if not in my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not for me a top attraction. It is very similar in some of parts of the museum with the Guinness museum. If you have spare time to spend you can do it but if not in my opinion just leave it. The museum is fun but nothing spectacular. In my case i saw this museum during the night... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to one of these in years, and it was a fun return. There is so much to interact with, and so many neat facts. I particularly enjoy the optical illusions room and the artwork

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 9 hours to kill before our flight so ended up wondering around here. Lots of interesting items and interactive stops. I loved the musical stairs!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time here. We did this as part of the VIP combo and loved it. The musical stairs were the best surprise ever. We had a group of five including my parents and my teen kids. I saw other reviews saying less than stellar things about this place. I think it is all in the attitude you... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through and seeing all the displays. They have a good number of interactive displays as well. It was fun for the family!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only came here as we got entry for free after purchasing a ticket at the Hollywood Wax museum. Total waste of time really. Tacky & boring. Glad we didn't pay for it!

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

My family, my husband, 40, my daughter, 10 and myself, 40, visited Ripley's Believe It or Not museum recently on our vacation to Los Angeles, CA. The museum was amazing with plenty of educational exhibits and items. We will definitely be returning to this great attraction. Thank you!

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

You made my day with your kind words! My ten year old loves it here, as well :-) Thank you immensely for the five-star review! More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was fun, lots to see. You can take pictures, they encourage you to. My son wanted to go to Hollywood and so we went, it is a little strange down there but lots to see. We parked at the mall there, Hollywood and Highland and walked. Tips are to hold on to your stuff and don't hold your hands... More 

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

I'm thrilled y'all enjoyed our venue! Your tips are PERFECT, by the way! More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My 11 yr old daughter and I had a blast exploring and playing with all the attractions... try the tongue trick at your own risk!

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Super cool that y'all enjoyed us! We remodel often, so shoot us a call next time you're local! Also-thank you ever so much for the five-star review! More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

There are lots of record breaking facts at display. Wife, kids and I had a great time reading about the tallest man lived ever to how long it took Maryline Monroe do her make up every day. It's worth seeing !!!

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Cory D, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, responded to this review

Awesome that y'all came to see us, thank you for making us part of the trip! More 

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