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March 3rd, 2007

Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum Williamsburg, Virginia


We went there March 2007 and for two people, admission was almost 50.00 (I believe 49.50) which did include the 4-D experience.  Was it worth it?  Probably not.  Most were photos displayed on the walls of things you can see online or in books.  Some artifacts owned by Mr. Ripley like walking sticks or other such things that were not what you would think you'd find there.  Some impressive but not extra-ordinary things like stuff made from matchsticks etc.  One cool looking gorilla made of nails... a real shrunken head, a tunnel experience and a couple hands on exhibits to try at the end. A mummified falcon, a large ball of string and a couple other artifacts shown.  It takes about an hour or so to walk through the whole thing, reading almost everything.  There were restrooms towards the end of the exhibit and a water fountain there.  One bench outside in the front and a soda machine out front, but no food or beverages inside the premises.  No charge for parking.  The 4-D adventure is typical with the 3-D glasses and a short made up film about the sea.  Water does puff out slightly (not bad) and air.  The one new experience for me was actually being poked in the back on your seat.  Seats do vibrate, puffs of smoke and actual bubbles are blown... other than that, nothing out of the ordinary.  It's something you do once and probably not again.


No photos available (not sure if allowed to take them inside)


Links to a couple neat things:


Ripley's Believe it or Not Museums

Jamestown and Victory Center

Busch Gardens

Water Country USA

President's Park

Yankee Candle Factory

Colonial Williamsburg



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