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San Antonio Trolley Tour
"Meet your trolley in front of the Alamo to begin your sightseeing tour with an expert onboard guide. Hear about the Alamo established as San Antonio's first mission in 1718 and the site of a critical battle in 1836. Continue to HemisFair Park that was built in 1968 for the World's Fair. The expansive park features beautiful gardens historic buildings the Magik Theater the Institute of Texan Cultures the Instituto Cultural Mexicano
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San Antonio City Sights Segway Tour
"Meet in downtown San Antonio on East Houston Street to receive an orientation and safety briefing. Once you feel comfortable on your Segway follow your guide on a 1-hour tour of the city.Cruise down the tree-lined passageway of Houston Street the city’s lively creative corridor featuring 19th-century architecture. Along here see the Alamo founded by the Spanish in the late 18th century as Mission San Antonio de Valero. This site is where the Davey Crockett Jim Bowie
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San Antonio City Lights Ghost Tour by Segway
"Meet in downtown San Antonio on East Houston Street in the evening for your orientation and safety briefing. Once you feel comfortable on your Segway follow your guide on a 1.5-hour tour of the city.See haunted historic buildings and hotels such as Menger Hotel Emily Morgan Hotel and La Villita. Cruise down lively Houston Street and visit the Alamo where you’ll discover the bloody history of the Texas Revolution. Founded by the Spanish in the late 1700s this site is where Davey Crockett Jim Bowie Colonel Travis and many others fought valiantly during the final battle of the Texas Revolution.Explore HemisFair Park and approach the dazzling Tower of the Americas
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not Wax Museum Tips (5)

Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not

Because of his lifelong obsession with exploring the globe, Robert Ripley was called "the modern Marco Polo". Traveling a distance of 19 complete trips around the world, Ripley visited 198 countries! He was reporting, collecting, and documenting the most unusual stories he could find. See fascinating and bizarre oddities of the world when you visit Ripley's Believe It or Not.

News from the odd of Ripley's blog: From wheelchair to 8 Times Olympic Medalist. Raymond Clarence Ewry (October 14, 1873 – September 29, 1937) was an American track and field athlete who won 8 gold medals at the Olympic Games and 2 gold medals at the “Intercalated Games” (1906 in Athens). The unbelievable fact is that Ray contracted polio as a young boy. For a short while, he was in a wheelchair, and it was feared that he might become paralysed for life. This puts him among the most successful Olympians of all time. His 8 Olympic gold medals in individual events are second only to Michael Phelps’s 9.

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Aug 18, 2011

Tussaud's Wax Museum & Ripley's Believe It Or Not

We had time on our hands, so to escape the heat of July we found our way to Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum and Ripleys Believe It Or Not. Since we were traveling with our 10 year old grandson, we mixed history with silliness!

We actually like peering at wax figures trying to determine whether they look authentic or not. Sylvester Stallone, Tom Hanks and David Letterman were pretty realistic! You'll see bits of Texas history, Hollywood stars and The Last Supper! Ripley's had photos of weird people doing strange things and unusual artifacts collected during a lifetime of exploration.

We discovered a discount coupon in our hotel lobby giving us $1.00 off admission (this can also be found on their website). We paid $17.95 for adults; $8.95 child. Open daily with the exception of Christmas Day.

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Jan 09, 2008

Ripleys Believe it or Not!

Can you believe they place it right across from the Alamo? There is over 100 years of our countries history.

I have not been in this one, but I have been in Ripleys before. I guess "I don't believe" because we have one in Dallas/Arlington and I passed the London one also...well that was not Ripleys.....but I feel you seen one wax, you've seen them all.... (kidding)

It definitely is a must see if you never have before to see the wax figures look ALIVE.

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Jun 25, 2003

The wax museum and Ripleys...

The wax museum and Ripleys believe it or not are two interesting places to visit located downtown.. I haven't been there yet, but will make sure I do next time around...
This picture wasn't taken by me.

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Aug 25, 2002
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Ripleys believe it or not.. is another great place to go to. Lots of interesting things to see, and you can even get a photo standing beside Demi or one of the other famous people..

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Things to Do Near Ripley's Believe It Or Not Wax Museum

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Louis Tussaud's Plaza Wax Museum

The Plaza Wax Museum features representing Hollywood, history (Freedom’s Journey), religion, Children’s Land of Make Believe, horror (optional) and much more. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! features more...
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IMAX Theatre

If you want to get into the atmosphere of the Alamo battle, to better visualize the events that took place there, or if you are in San Antonio with kids and you want them to have some...
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Hard Rock Cafe

I would probably normally put this tip under food; but since it is already here under "thing to do" I guess I will mention it here. Hard Rock cafe, like Hooters, is a place you go for the atmosphere...
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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

If you are in San Antonio for a convention, it will most likely be at the 1.3 million square foot Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This is not really a must see destination unless you are here for...
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La Villita

La Villita (Little Village) is one of the original settlements in San Antonio. The restored village area hosts narrow streets, plazas, fountains, and authentic adobe buildings with souvenir shops,...
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Tower of the Americas

It's a tower. It offers a great view of San Antonio. It's not going to blow you away, but it's definitely worth seeing once. For me, the great and surprising draw was the Hemisfair Park that...
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Getting to Ripley's Believe It Or Not Wax Museum


301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio,TX


  • Sunday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 23:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 23:00