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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Strange relics, rare treasures, weird finds are the name of the game at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! San Francisco Odditorium. See a shrunken head, view an original vampire killing kit, and learn the bizarre story of Robert Ripley—the man behind it all!

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! San Francisco Odditorium brings you the weirdest, wackiest, and oddest collection of randomness one could ever hope to see.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! San Francisco Odditorium took its roots in the Grotesque period—an era of artistic and literary works that focus on the distorted, weird, and supernatural elements of life that people find both fascinating and bizarre or disgusting. Capitalizing on this widespread fascination, cartoonist and entrepreneur Robert Ripley used his collections of strange paraphernalia to entertain and amuse, and this idea has remained a national hit since the opening of the first Ripley’s in Chicago in 1933.

Ripley’s San Francisco is home to “weird class family fun”, located at the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf near Pier 39. This “museum” sits on two floors and occupies more than 10,000 square feet. What will you see? Odd animals, weird and wacky art, tribal artifacts collected from around the world, a real shrunken head, Buck Helm’s Car from the 1989 Earthquake, and an original vampire killing kit, among many other strange and fascinating objects.

Don't leave without checking out the Toy/Candy Factory. It has hundreds of your favorite sweets, from old time classics to the latest treats.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! details

Website: www.ripleysf.com
Phone: (415) 202-9850
Address
175 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours
Sunday – Thurday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 11:00pm
*Hours are subject to change
Closings
Open every day of the year!
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and transportation

Address
175 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Public Transportation
F-Line or Cable Car to Fisherman's Wharf.

Admission and Offer Information

Proceed to the ticket desk and present your Go Select pass for entry.

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