Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater in Williamsburg, VA

1735 Richmond RoadWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Located on Richmond Road near the Williamsburg Premium Outlets, the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater offer an exciting experience for guests of all ages. The museum features more than 350 exhibits and artifacts and 11 themed galleries. The 4D theater offers two thrilling 3-D films with state-of-the-art surround sound, and air and water misters, as well as other sensory experiences.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • The museum offers free guest parking.
  • Explore the odd and intriguing with more than 350 museum exhibits.
  • 4D theater features surround sound, special effects, and a 3D film.
  • All attractions are wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant.


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The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and 4D Theater in Williamsburg offers an exciting and family oriented experience. With exhibits ranging from Bumble Bee Transformer and Iron Man to a two headed cow and genuine shrunken head, the Ripley's Museum offers a unique and bizarre experience for people of all ages. Our Museum is the only fully indoor, year-round entertainment venue in Williamsburg. Inside our museum, you’ll also find our Impossible Laser Race and Atomic Rush games where guests battle the clock for best times and scores to beat their friends!

In addition to the Museum and games, Ripley’s offers a 4D Theater. Guests watch our shows with 3D glasses on a 50’ HD screen, all while getting blasted with wind, water and a host of other sensory experiences.

And after your 4D experience, you can check out our Candy and Souvenir Shop!

In addition to our Museum and 4D Theater, we also have our Catfish Cove
Mini Golf located next door, with 18 holes of fun! It is great family fun for all ages (This is available for an additional fee).

Williamsburg Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Joy Reed
North Chesterfield, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun"
July 2018
We had an awesome time at the Ripley’s Museum. It was seven of us and we had fun watching the 4D movie and playing the inter active games. The artifacts and exhibits provided the kids with a lot of great information. We all had a ball and would do it again. Getting the tickets ghrough Reserve Williamsburg helped to cut the cost.
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Janice Sykes-Lewis
south chesterfield, VA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
May 2018
I really enjoyed the museum the movie was great and me and my daughter got to play some fun games. Cant wait to go back.
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Tip: Ripleys is a perfect family mini vacation

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Richmond, Virginia
"Fun place to visit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2019 NEW
Ripleys believe it or not in Williamsburg va was alot of fun.So many interesting displays of the strange and unusual. Also Atomic rush game and a laser light room included in basic ticket. I recommend this attraction for a fun day in Williamsburg va .
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Chris S
Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
"Fun for the kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2019 NEW
I was nice to kill a couple of hours out of the rain. They offer a military discount, the discount is you get to watch the 4D movie. People were all friendly, Believe it or Not.
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"amazing sights"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2019 NEW
The Ripley's believe it or not museum and 4d theater are amazing and a must see! The interactive movie was fun and eventful! The museum has wonderful exhibits and interactive things as well. My teens had an amazing time!
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
"How Odd!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 01, 2019 NEW
Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium museum offered a variety of odd, unbelievable and mysterious exhibits. The museum contains approximately 350 exhibits. Each exhibit has a placard explaining the exhibit. The museum features exhibits from all around the world. Learn a little about various cultures and religions in the process of learning about the mysterious exhibits. Meet the world's tallest man, race through laser beams without setting them off and learn about what cultures use to create clothing and jewelry to name a few. The museum contains many hands-on/interactive exhibits and games throughout your tour. I would allow for 1-2 hours to go through the Odditorium. 3D movies and mini-golf are also offered at this Ripley's location. Visitors are encouraged to take photos during their visit. Prices are high to complete each item individually, but receive discounts for combo passes and in travel books. Parking is free at this location.
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Norfolk, Virginia
"We had fun! Buy it on Group On because even that price is a little much!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2019
It was a good way to waste a few hours. I would not have been happy to pay full price for what was there. The Group On price made it more tolerable. DOn't get me wrong. Cool stuff but not a lot of it. The 4D movie was fun. I could care less about the other attractions. Good for tweens? Staff super awesome. Kudos to them.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum & 4D Theater

What goes on in the 4D Theater?
We have two different shows running in our theater. They alternate every half hour starting one hour after we open. The shows are similar to an amusement park ride, only the chairs do not move so no one gets tossed around. Each show is about 15 minutes long. You watch them with 3D glasses while we spray you with air and water, tickle your legs and several other surprises. The shows themselves are appropriate for all ages, although sometimes small children are scared of the dinosaurs.

Are your exhibits different from other Ripley’s?

Yes! Everything is real and unique. Some of the Odditoriums may have a few of the same wax figures, but the artifacts are all unique to each show.

Are the attractions wheelchair accessible?

We are ADA compliant and we have 4 available spaces in our 4D Theater specially designed for guests in wheelchairs.

Where can I park?

We have ample and free parking at the Odditorium.

Do you have a snack bar?

We do not allow food or beverages in the attractions, but there are approximately 20 restaurants within a 1-mile radius of our location.

Can I take pictures?

Yes. You may take as many pictures as you’d like.

How old do you have to be to enter by yourself?

You must be 13 or older to be in the attractions by yourself. Anyone 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Does the Mini-Golf cost extra?
Yes, you can purchase a ticket at the front desk.