RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT!:  DISCOUNT SECRETS AND TIPS


Ripleys Believe It Or Not! is referred to as an “Odditorium.” This is a true statement! And, what fun! As if the streets of New York City are not filled with enough strange and wonderful
things to gawk at, here’s a museum that will present you with an even wider range of Unbelievable, bizarre and outlandish things!

For over 40 years, Robert Ripley, for whom the museum is named, traveled the world collecting the unbelievable, the inexplicable and the one-of-a-kind! Well, he found them! There are over twenty galleries of items showcased on two floors. The facts are presented via video, archival and interactive exhibits. What will you see? How about a six-legged cow, a lock of Elvis' hair, 24 shrunken heads, a section of the Berlin wall, or a life-size albino giraffe! The best part is that this museum is suitable for all ages! It’s really a lot of fun and I highly recommend it!

MY SPECIAL TIPS

  • Bring your camera and video camera for a slew of really fun photo opportunities. Yes, you can purchase photos there, but obviously they are a lot more expensive than your own!
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Save some money for the gift ship—it’s a hoot.


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MY DISCOUNT ADMISSION SECRETS


WHEN IS RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT OPEN?
Ripleys Believe It or Not, Times Square, is open 365 days a year from 9:00 am to 1:00 am daily.


WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

Ripleys Believe It or Not is conveniently located at 234 West 42nd Street between Seventh and Eight Avenues in Manhattan.


BEST TRANSPORTATION TO
RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT

SUBWAY: Need subway directions? Click here.

BUS: Need directions by bus? Click here.

BY TRAIN: Need help with planning your train ride to Manhattan? No problem! Log on to www.hopstop.com!

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
Need cheap parking? Click here for my parking steals and deals!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
From Northern New Jersey
Take NJ Turnpike South to the Lincoln Tunnel. Once you are out of the tunnel, take the exit on the left towards 40th Street. Stay straight to go onto Dyer Avenue. Turn right onto 42nd Street. Ripley's Times Square is located between 7th and 8th Avenue on the South side of the street.

From Long Island
Take Long Island Expressway West. Long Island Expressway becomes I-495 West. Take 37th Street exit toward 38-40th Streets. Turn left onto East 37th Street. Turn right onto 3rd Avenue. Turn left onto East 42nd Street. Ripley's Times Square is located between 7th and 8th Avenue on the South side of the street.

From Southern New Jersey
Take NJ Turnpike North to the Lincoln Tunnel. Once you are out of the tunnel, take the exit on the left towards 40th Street. Stay straight to go onto Dyer Avenue. Turn right onto 42nd Street. Ripley's Times Square is located between 7th and 8th Avenue on the South side of the street.

From North of New York City
Saw Mill Parkway South. Saw Mill Parkway becomes Henry Hudson Parkway. Henry Hudson Parkway becomes West Side Highway. Take West Side Highway to 42nd Street and turn left. Ripley's Times Square is located between 7th and 8th Avenue on the South side of the street.


WHAT TO BRING TO RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

When you venture out for a day at the garden, be sure to pack the essentials. This will help to enhance your day! Be prepared by checking out my tips in the "What to place in your backpack" section of my packing list! You'll be glad you did!


BEST TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH KIDS

When traveling with children, check out my best tips for keeping crankiness to a minimum and for ensuring safety too! Click here and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.

Updated 3/2015


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