Ripley's in Downtown San Antonio: Not just a wax museum! - Family Love In My City

Ripley's in Downtown San Antonio: Not just a wax museum!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Disclosure: Ripley's gave me complimentary tickets to visit in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and pictures are my own. :)
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
Where else can you take a picture with John Cena, give dap to President Obama, see a shrunken head and get your kids some play time? I know if I'm looking for a family friendly tourist spot, I'd want all of these! Locals and tourists can find it right here at Ripley's in San Antonio, TX.
Ripley's Odditorium Wax Museum in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
We've often overlooked Ripley's when visiting downtown, thinking it was just a Wax Museum, but maybe you are like us and didn't know that there is 4D theatre and in 2008, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium opened with 18,000 sq. ft., 3 floors and 500+ exhibits and artifacts. 
WWE Superstars Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
We were given four 3-Way combo tickets to visit and share our experience with you! And first thing we see when we walk in the lobby of the Wax Museum are WWE Superstars John Cena and the Undertaker, so you know the kids were all in! 
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
We had some fun seeing all the celebrities, but also enjoyed seeing the historical figures that allowed us to have a little learning conversation at the same time! Next was Ripley's 4D Moving Theatre. We usually only get to experience these at tourist attractions, so it's always memorable. :)
Ripley's Odditorium 4D Theatre in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
Our final attraction is the Odditorium, Mr. Ripley traveled 201 countries and collected some of the strangest things! His nickname was the "Modern Marco Polo".
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
I mean who else collects a mastodon?! This mastodon was discovered beneath a golf course in Ohio. 
Mastodon Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
There's also a room with a toothpick eiffel tower, a 13' long model Chinese multi-headed dragon ship, and giant prehistoric shark jaw!
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
Lots of little nooks of artifacts. 
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
A Gibeon Meteorite circa 1836. 
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
Oddities such as the history of Mexico on painted butterflies and bats.
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
 And a whole floor of hands on puzzles and learning activities that keep the kids very busy.
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
Towards the end is a mind bending tunnel to walk through and interactive dance wall that leave you feeling all the fun vibes!
Ripley's Odditorium in Downtown San Antonio Review and Discount Online Tickets
Tourist or not, Ripley's was a great adventure for us! As we travel and our kids have gotten older (almost 10 years old) we are always looking for an attraction besides a children's museum. At Ripley's we found some never seen or even talked about artifacts, some play so the kids don't get antsy, celebrities they love and even a short movie!

You can get the best price on 3-Way Combo Ticket online: $18.99 for kids and $28.99 for adults.




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