Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson in Branson, MO

3326 W. Hwy. 76Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

This out-of-the-ordinary attraction offers a fascinating and often unbelievable experience the whole family can enjoy. Guests can visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium any day of the year to find 12,000 square feet of oddities in more than 450 exhibits and eight unique galleries. Bizarre items on display include shrunken human heads, an authentic vampire killing kit, and much more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Bring your camera, there are a lot of great photo ops.
  • Candy shop on-site.
  • Friendly staff.
  • Self-guided tour.
  • More than 450 exhibits.
  • Interactive displays for both kids and adults.
  • Ripley's is filled with fun facts and interesting history.

Description

from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson
Celebrating 25 Years in Branson!
Considered the most unusual building in Branson, the 12,000 sq. foot Ripley's Odditorium is everything it's cracked up to be! Having recently gone through an extensive renovation, we have crammed as much fun into one building as is possible. There are over 400 "unbelievable" artifacts, jaw-dropping oddities, world records, amazing illusions, pranks of nature, cool inter-actives and awesome works of art.

Just a few of the newest additions include a full-size stagecoach made from 1.5 million toothpicks and a pair of horses made from welded horseshoes. Also, there are African fantasy coffins, a picture of Jesus on the cross made from burnt toast, a laser shooting gallery and you can't miss the wacky "spinning vortex" tunnel. With all that and more, it's sensational FUN for the entire family!


Tripster Customer Reviews

41 Reviews
Deborah S.
Mahomet, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's"
July 2019
Good exhibits and information on each. The ending exhibit amazing affects.
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Tip: Alot of reading of believe it or not items

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Jenna Bledsoe
Gardner, KS
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Take Your Time!"
June 2019
So many oddities! It's a fun and bright place for kids, but there is a lot of reading to understand the displays, so it may be best for older kids!
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Ashley Strickland
Claremore, OK
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun"
June 2019
I had been to ripleys when I was younger. I remember it being more interactive. My husband had never been and had wanted to go the last several times we went. It was fun, but there are more exciting things to do.
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Tripster Customer
Terre Haute, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Branson"
March 2019
This is a wonderful place. We all enjoyed it and the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
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Tip: Weekends are the times for the crowds.

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Samantha VanNess
Springfield, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very fun"
March 2019
All the different artwork was very interesting. I do warn you people with motion sickness like me that there is a walk way at the end you can walk through ans the walls are circling you. You can also skip it but boy I went through ans just closed my eyes haha!
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Tip: Timing is everything. Went about noon and not that many people the ticket people said they'd be super busy before hand

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Tripster Customer
Kansas City, MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Excellent"
March 2019
I love how there is so many interesting facts there. I also love how there are things for the children to do. My children loved the huge lite bright board that was there ??
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Francis bassett
Springdale, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Way cool! More then I expected!"
January 2019
We had a really good time here. Is suggest going at least once as there are lots of cool things to look at and do.we are going again someday when our kids are a little older and can appreciate everything. They are 1 and 3 so here in a few years it will be better. Not the greatest place to take a baby because strollers don't work(lots of stairs) despite that we had a really good time the giant light bright was there favorite part. Mine were the piano stairs. Way cool! Kinda steep price but one inside I felt that the money was worth it.
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Tip: Don't bring a stroller. If your bringing a baby I'd consider wearing a wrap or baby carrier. Great for off season. There was hardly anyone there in January!

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Sarah Smallwood
claremore, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"what an interesting fun trip"
December 2018
I LOVED watching Ripley's Believe it or Not on TV when I was a kid and I got to share the odd and mysterious finding with my family while on vacation and it was so much fun and so interesting. We loved it and the staff was so friendly and nice. Our only wish that was there were more!
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Tip: the layout can be confusing if you have a stroller because you start out downstairs then have to go upstairs and finish the tour downstairs. but there is an elevator

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Martha M
"Marty"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 28, 2019 NEW
This was overpriced and a waste of time. Though the museum did contain some oddities, it was a big disappointment for my family.
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eyeofastorm
Stigler, Oklahoma
"Most interesting collection of things"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 25, 2019 NEW
Most interesting collection of things you will find around. Kids loved it from the huge robot outside to the giant ape head they took pictures in. The spinning tunnel was their favorite.
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renalpengin
Hot Springs, Arkansas
"Kind of Expensive for What It Is but Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2019
This place was pretty fun. For adults, I think it's kind of expensive for what it offers- there are tons of things to look at on display in different areas (mostly art and the like), a hands on exhibit room, a disorienting room (with an alternate route for people like me who get dizzy easily), and a spinning tunnel (again with an alternate route). I can see kids loving it; there was a family behind us that probably spent a LONG time in the hands-on area! I liked the giant Hulk and the tire rubber Aslan (which people under 200 pounds are welcome to sit on). My brother is a history buff and took pictures of EVERYTHING- it's pretty neat they allow pictures. The price seemed high for what it is, unless you get a combo ticket with other area attractions (my brother got his ticket plus a ticket for this when he went to Top Ops, which he liked more than this). I liked the two-headed plush animals for sale. As an adult, I probably don't need to visit again. However, I can see kids wanting to come more than once possibly for the hands-on stuff.
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oklambsrus
Colbert, Oklahoma
"Interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2019
This is a great place for kids and even adults. There are lots of crazy facts. A good place to spend a good hour.
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adavis2282
Natchez, Mississippi
"Pretty Cool"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2019
We brought our kids because they had never been to a Ripley’s. They really enjoyed it and it is as good as any Ripley’s my wife and I have visited. We visited the one in San Antonio and the one in New Orleans (before Katrina). I’ll say this: if you’ve been to one Ripley’s, you’ve been to them all. The Branson one was pretty good (a little pricey), but good. If you haven’t been to one, this one is worth checking out. If you’ve been to another one, skip it because you’ve already seen it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson

Approximately how long does it take to tour Ripley’s Museum?
The self-guided tour takes most guests 1 ½ hours to 2 hours.

Are cameras/video cameras allowed at Ripley’s museum?
Yes. Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras.

How many exhibits create the Ripley’s Museum Branson?
The Branson Odditorium is home to more than 400 exhibits.