Ripley's Believe It or Not! in San Francisco, CA

175 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Home to more than 70 interactive exhibits, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in San Francisco is sure to blow your mind. With 18 themed galleries, you’ll discover everything from shrunken heads to mind-bending illusions. Don’t miss the chance to experience Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze or Ripley's Impossible LaseRace during your visit, too, for even more odd fun!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Open seven days a week starting at 10:00 am.
  • Plan to spend at least 45 minutes exploring the Odditorium.
  • Purchase the 3-Way Combo Ticket to experience all of Ripley’s great San Francisco attractions.
  • Parking is available at nearby garages.
  • Explore Pier 39 after your visit.
  • Ripley opened his first Odditorium in 1933 at the World’s Fair in Chicago


from Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Francisco
Curiosity seekers have no fear. Discover the extraordinary, the shocking, and the weird at Ripley's Believe It or Not! We have the best San Francisco attraction for family fun on Fisherman’s Wharf!

From shrunken heads to an Egyptian mummified foot and incredible artwork, our odditorium will leave you awe-struck. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium features the largest collection of the odd and unusual from all corners of the world.

Explore Ripley's collection of more than 400 unique and unusual exhibits, video displays, illusions and more in one of the best can’t-miss attractions in the area.

You'll find 18 themed rooms filled with extraordinary, shocking and weird stuff like a life-size woolly mammoth made of tires. See a genuine shrunken head, see how you measure up to the world’s tallest man, and a 6-legged Pig!

Don’t miss out on the Mirror Maze and LaseRace experiences before you leave!

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Lynn S
Tri-Cities, Washington
"Expensive But Worth It"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2020
We could have spent hours in this attraction. So fascinating and cool. Mirror maze was a bit of a let down. The lazer attraction was kinda fun. Pricey, but I would recommend.
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Fremont, California
"Interesting Oddities and Movies/Exhibits to See - Ripley's Believe It Or Not, San Francisco"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2020
I was playing tourist for the day so went to Ripley's again. Its an interesting collection of oddities, exhibits, and movies to see. I had a good time going here again.
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Marecar Anne Q
Moreno Valley, California
"It's alright, good to pass time."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 19, 2019
Not all of the information is that interesting but then again, interesting is subjective. I love the interactive part since it makes you think or do to make the experience more fun. This is really helpful especially for kids who tends to get bored reading LOTS of stories (like me).
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Great Fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 23, 2019
I'd never been to one of Ripley's Odditoriums before, but it was well worth the price of admission. Tons of interesting things and replicas of them from around the world, and neat stories to go with them. I got a photo of myself with a replica of Jeremy Bentham's auto-icon and had to show some friends who were excited about it! The matchstick work with cable cars, bridges, and a space shuttle are among the most intricate pieces of Americana folk art I've ever seen, and can't fathom the patience required for them. The mirror maze, as well, was amazingly fun! Though one tip for prospective visitors: go early. I went at 11am, and had almost two hours before I saw another guest, and then it filled up quickly.
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Orpington, United Kingdom
"Don't bother"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 24, 2019
We have looked at these places elsewhere and never felt the need to go, but entrance was included in our city passes and as we were walking past we went in. Wish we hadn't bothered. The best bits from our perspective were the dinosaur made from recycled metals and the woolly mammoth made from old car tyres - both of these can be seen in the entrance without paying a penny. We walked round in less than 15 minutes and barely found anything else of interest to even glance at.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Francisco

What are the hours of operation?
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

What can I find inside?
The Odditorium has exhibits that are odd and unusual yet true. They are one of a kind exhibits found only at a Ripley’s Odditorium. The Odditorium has exhibits, video displays, illusions and much more.

How long does it take to tour the Odditorium?
Approximately 45 minutes to an hour but you can take as long as you like.

Can I take pictures?
You can take pictures as well as videos.

Where can I park?
There are numerous garages and parking lots in the vicinity. The most reasonable rate is at IMPARK garage located at the corner of Beach near Mason (where there is an Enterprise car rental located inside the garage).

Is the Odditorium Wheelchair accessible?
The Odditorium has a lift for those with mobility issues.