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Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco

175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
+1 415-202-9850
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Pretty good

Not bad for Ripleys we didn’t do the laser force or the mirror maze but was still quite interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cynthia N
Churton Park
via mobile
Only because we were on a Go card

If you have a Go Pass or any other group attraction pass, do not miss this as it is good for an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
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With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco's Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the most interactive in the world! It is home to more than 400 exhibits, , in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average39%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“mirror maze” (42 reviews)
“laser room” (2 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (10 reviews)
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175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not bad for Ripleys we didn’t do the laser force or the mirror maze but was still quite interesting but not blown away. We came in the evening on our walk back to our accomodation at Ghiradelli.

Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a Go Pass or any other group attraction pass, do not miss this as it is good for an hour and within the Fisherman's Wharf area. You'll have to do a lot of reading to get context on the displays though, but...More

Thank Warlocke
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Glad it was included on our 3 day Go San Fran card, as normally it would have been expensive for what it was. But still interesting and fun. Good place for the kids on a rainy day.

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I have visited the one in Hollywood many times, and this one before it was reopened not too long ago. this one seemed a bit smaller. also some parts were very loud, which made me a bit jumpy. I enjoyed it overall. also I purchased...More

Thank DMS103013
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This didn't blow me away but I also didn't hate it. It's interesting and kind of neat but I wouldn't go rushing back.

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Museum of gory knick-knacks interspersed with some historical information and modern artwork. Has a Mirror maze which was a lot of fun, and a laser zone that was okay, but could only be entered singly. Went in because one child had read a Ripley's book.

Thank neith2017
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely look into getting the San Francisco go pass on Groupon. There are so many things you can do with this pass you don't feel bad going to the silly little places and seeing all these strange oddities. Definitely plan on staying at least an...More

Thank Dawne M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Neat place to visit. $20 per person which gets you 45-60 minutes of entertainment. Been to at least one other location and it's equally as entertaining.

Thank delpuertoRS
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went into Ripley's with the four of us (2 adults and 2 teenage daughters). You pretty much know what you are going to get, but it remains interesting to occupy you for an hour or so, especially with the mirror maze and the laser...More

Thank Anco M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Mostly an overpriced tourist trap. The rooms are filled with replicas and random facts more than any actual artifacts. My kids were dying to go to the museum though, and I think they really enjoyed it. I would skip this and other Ripley's attractions from...More

Thank LisaSecula
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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