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 weirdest stuff in the world at Ripley's Believe It or Not! on Fisherman’s Wharf. Lose yourself in an array of one of a kind exhibits, from shrunken heads to a mummified Egyptian cat. You will leave awe-struck by the mind-boggling visual illusions and incredibly odd art. You've found your one-stop for off-beat and family fun in San Francisco!

Your Ripley’s Believe It or Not! tickets will allow you to explore the collection of 400+ unique, unusual exhibits and interactive in one of the best can’t-miss attractions in the area.

Explore 17 themed rooms filled with extraordinary, shocking and weird stuff like a life-size woolly mammoth made of tires.

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

Summer Hours of Operation: Starting June 23, 2019
Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 28, 2019 NEW
It says it’s open to 10PM but I show up at 9 and it’s closed. So I go back the next day and ask when they close and they say 10. They just closed early on Sunday because of low traffic. But open to 10 tonight for sure. So I show up at 9 and, CLOSED! I now see that “Believe it Or Not” applies to what they tell me to my face.
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Ahmedabad, India
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019
Its really amazing you have to be there to believe it, very easy to find the place its a must go if ur in this area
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"Come and surprise yourself!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2019
A great two hours entertainment where not only can you see some of the most fascinating oddities in the world but there are opportunities to try some of the exhibits yourself such as creating your own stationary shadow,attempting to walk across a bridge that creates the illusion of spinning,coming face to face with the words ugliest woman and hundreds more interesting things.Allow two hours and enjoy. good value for money.
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Sydney, Australia
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2019
We went through for a look around and enjoyed the facts and falsehoods Ripley is known for. The interactive exhibits were good fun. The turning tunnel got me spinning. Liked the girls bust made out of Phillips head screws and the girl made from keyboard and computer parts. Oh, and the dog with his masters false teeth.
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London, United Kingdom
"Interesting, just quite small"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2019
It was a really nice place don't get me wrong, just alot smaller than I thought it would be. There was a nice mirror maze and as always Ripleys cool facts and artifacts were super interesting.
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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.