Scary places: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Halloween is creeping up, and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is outfitted for enthusiasts looking to get spooked this fall. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure opened in March of 2002 and is currently open year round as a tourist attraction and a multi-million dollar haunted house filled with special effects and animatronics.

A tour of the haunted house begins with a trip to the top floor of the building in a “coffin cage,” forcing visitors to interact with trained actors during their search for an exit. It’s because of the success of Ripley’s Haunted Adventure that expansion began within the family owned business of PEI to open the Guinness World Records Museum in July of 2003. Expansion continued within the company and Ripley’s San Antonio now offers entertainment suitable for all members of the family.

Claiming to offer “weird class family fun,” Ripley’s San Antonio is conveniently located downtown, across from the Alamo. Containing multiple attractions, it is America’s largest and most interactive Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. The newly renovated Louis Tussaud Waxworks wax museum contains a collection of over 200 well-known people, all in waxy detail. The Tomb Rider 3D Adventure Ride is also offered, but the newest attraction is the Ripley’s Moving Theater and 4D virtual reality simulator. Visitors sit in a full sized theatre where motion simulators move the seats in eight different directions.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is located at 307 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205. Operating hours during October are as stated: Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Discount tickets for Ripley’s Haunted Adventure are offered online at, or can be bought at the door at $11.99 for a children’s ticket and $19.99 for an adult ticket. Ripley’s San Antonio also offers discounts to visitors buying multiple attractions. (Details can be found on the web site.