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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Address: 250 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4535
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Was not as interesting as we hoped. Some of the stuff was cool but for the most part the small amount of light was very bright and everything else was dark so your eyes have to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sylviamae2842
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was not as interesting as we hoped. Some of the stuff was cool but for the most part the small amount of light was very bright and everything else was dark so your eyes have to switch back and forth with is irritating. Every other exhibit is super loud so all the noises mix. By the time we left I... More 

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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a whole lot as far as displays, I got an amazing Groupon deal so no complaints for the money I spent.

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Thank Dazia T
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If it's bad weather and you need a rainy day activity then this only may be a option, they offer no AAA discount, and this attraction is only sub par and a tourist trap . If it is sunny stay away and enjoy the beauty of nature, can't find anything else to do and want to pay what I feel... More 

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Thank Laura S
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's tacky, touristy, and utterly tasteless, and I love every inch of it! It can get a little dark and creepy, so I don't know that really little kids would enjoy it, but it's a great family attraction and reasonably priced when partnered with the Wax Works and Undersea Gardens.

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Langley, Canada
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to several Ripleys believe it or not and this one is below average. It tries hard to be good.. but trying and succeeding are 2 different things. There is a deal for 49.00 for all 3 sites. Wax museum, underground water and Ripleys. If you are considering this then save your money and go to the actual... More 

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David H, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi DVD, I'm sorry your visit wasn't to your liking, we try very hard to provide a good experience in all three of our facilities. Let me just clear up that our prices, for adults, for all three attractions, Ripleys--Wax works--Oregon Undersea Gardens is $24.99 not the 49.00 quoted. Yes, our local non-profit Aquarium is awesome and we are all... More 

Tumwater
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71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Don't expect anything authentic here. It's more hype than anything. The kids enjoyed the stories told but there aren't any real artifact here which was disappointing.

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Thank Stephanie S
David H, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for visiting our attraction and I am sorry your experience wasn't better for you. I must clear up one misconception as we do have many artifacts however...the shrunken head, the large boot, the Fiji Mermaid, the really cool balloon chair taken from Oregon to Idaho, the vampire killing kit, the ancient musical instruments as well as... More 

Vancouver
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156 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We've been to Newport a number of times and have never visited this place for the term "if you've been in one, you've seen them all" came to mind. However, when the rain is pouring and not stopping, what do you do? You go to Ripley's. I was a bit skeptical having read a number of reviews. All in all,... More 

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Winfield, Kansas
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We bought the 3 tour package that included the wax works and the undersea garden. $25 for all three or 11- 14 indivdually.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place was so much fun we really liked how goofy it was all ages would have fun and my kids did not get bored the staff though was not friendly

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Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

So I took my adult son here for the second time, (the first time he was about 11-he remembered nothing) and he absolutely loved it. So much to learn and find out. A few jump scares for the 20 year old made this kitschy museum of sorts the best for a mom who loves to show something new to a... More 

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