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Rockefeller Center Tour

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

"The Strangest, Most Shocking Sideshow in Times Square!"

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It’s time to enter the deliciously strange world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square while on your New York vacation. has your tickets at low prices to see everything from authentic shrunken heads, live sword-swallowing, crazy sideshow stunts and just plain bizarre relics in the heart of the Big Apple. And now you can see even more exhibits at the beacon of the odd. See a perfect scale model of the World Trade Center that’s made out of 470,000 matchsticks and stands 17 feet tall. Or maybe you want to go through New York City in just 16 steps? You’ll be able to do just that on a staircase that boasts the sights and sounds from the Bronx to Wall Street with a backdrop created by the renowned NY-based arts collective Tats Cru. See your dance moves projected into a wild rainbow of fluorescent colors on an oversized screen in the new “Recollections” room. Take a stroll through the new Amazonian Makeover exhibit for a chance to get your head transformed into a shrunken head. And you can accessorize it with hair, war paint and bones. It’s just another reason to love a place that already gives you a chance to see a piece of the Berlin Wall, a meteorite and much more on your New York vacation.
  • Known as the “real life Indiana Jones,” Robert Ripley traveled the world for 40 years collecting the oddest, most unbelievable one-of-a-kind relics. Among the exhibits in his auditorium are an albino giraffe, a two-headed calf and the world’s largest collection of shrunken heads, just to name a few.  
  • Experience all New York City has to offer over the course of just 16 steps on a staircase that’s full of the sights and sounds from the Bronx to Wall Street. 
  • Not everything in the emporium is a freak of nature: you can also get up close to a section of the Berlin wall and a 3,197-pound meteorite.
  • Get your very own personalized shrunken head with hair, bones and war paint in the Amazonian Makeover exhibit that you can do for less with tickets from
  • Check out the large collection of authentic baseball memorabilia, including three seats from the original Yankee Stadium from behind home plate taken in 1923, and 12 uniforms from a WWII charity softball game Robert Ripley hosted in 1939. Among the celebrity team members: Babe Ruth, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, actors Jimmy Durante, W.C. Fields and Al Jolson, and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.
  • See a 17-foot tall scale model of the World Trade Center that’s made out of 470,000 matchsticks.
  • Watch in awe as professional performers combine magic, comedy and physical feats that will leave you asking “How did they do that?" Some of the world’s most famed sideshow acts like Lizard Man and the Enigma are skilled at swallowing swords, eating razor blades, juggling chainsaws, and smashing cinder blocks in amazing feats of strength. 
  • Try to beat the clock in Ripley’s new Laser Maze, where you race to navigate through a web of lasers without breaking a single beam.
  • Dance to your heart’s content in the new “Recollections” room and see your moves projected on an oversized screen that paints them in a rainbow of fluorescent colors.
Plan to spend about an hour and a half to two hours exploring the strange, bizarre and unique items at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square 

If you don’t want to miss the sideshow, plan your visit around the scheduled performances:
  • Fridays — 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — every half hour, from 1 p.m. until 6:30pm.
  • Sundays — every half hour, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

  • Bring your camera: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in Times Square is one attraction where you are encouraged to take as many pictures as you please.
  • General admission includes the Laser Maze. 
  • Make sure to stop in the gift store, which has the most bizarre collection of souvenirs you will find in New York City. 
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Open 365 days a year, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

234 West 42nd Street
New York City, NY 10036

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