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).

Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Joy Reed
North Chesterfield, VA
1 Review
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"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
"Ripleys"
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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FerrTravel
Ottawa, Canada
"Underwhelming and not worth the price"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019
Staff don't seem to interested in generating any interest in what is displayed. There are some games/challenges you have to pay extra for. Change machines did not work. Not much interactive other than that. Exhibits are mildly interesting. Make this a maybe for a rainy day or for kids tired of shopping the outlet stores. $70USD for 2 adults and 2 kids.
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JRCRRR
"Too much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 28, 2019
Good price for a variety of entertainment venues. Took kids 4 and 7, both thoroughly enjoyed all the attractions. The Theater was our favorite attraction. However, the Museum, the Rush game and the Laser game were great fun as well. If you go to Williamsburg do not miss this place. Oh and customer service was excellent as well.
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Edward B
Ashburn, Virginia
"Shockingly Terrific"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2019
My last visit to a Ripley museum was some 50 years ago, I think. It was old and in disrepair, my experience was underwhelming Well, our family was visiting Williamsburg this past week where effective heat indices of 100+ were limiting outdoor activities to swimming. After several enjoyable days in the water, we needed a change. My son mentioned the Ripley Museum in Williamsburg. Our 7 year old grandson had no clue as to what to expect.....so we gave it a try. First, we were warmly greeted by the receptionist who immediately inquired if any of us were military or retired military. As I am retired with 33 years of service, our entire family was granted a significant reduction in the combo ticket....incl the Museum, two 4D movies, 2 games and re-admission if we needed a break. It became clear quickly that this was an extraordinary place. Bright, tons of exhibits, lots of hands on challenges, games and amusement rooms. The 4D movies were amazing...our grandson whooped and hollered as the "rides" rose, swerved, dived, climbed, squirted, pushed your back and fluttered your legs....that experience alone was worth the admission! The displays were colorful, easy to read and very graphic. Weird, different, educational and fascinating. We stayed so long that the old fashioned candy store was closed when we finished. No matter, our grandson raved about the 4D experience and the multitude of bizzare exhibits..for days after. We will be taking our other grandson in the fall...TERRIFIC and thanks to Ripley's for recognizing our Vets,😀
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pugsly1
Haledon NJ
"My 11th different Ripley's Believe It or Not! and it was Awesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2019
My 11th different Ripley's Believe It or Not! and it was Awesome, they had over 350 different items and I took a picture of each and every one
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santaclaus2018
"The 10th Ripley's we've been too"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2019
The 10th Ripley's we've been too. Always love to go to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Over 300 different items. Had a great time. We went to Williams burg just for this
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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.