Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium

About the Founder
The man behind Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium is Robert Ripley.  He is a cartoonist, an explorer, a collector and reporter all-in-one. He sought for the odd or the unusual and had the passion for collecting the items once he sees them. His many life discoveries, his artistry plus his stories of adventure remain the foundation of what Ripley’s Entertainment stands for.

The founder of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium was born Leroy Ripley on the year 1890 in Sta. Rosa, California. He became a passionate artist and a great athlete during his younger days.  He sold his first cartoon to LIFE Magazine when he was just aged 14.  He also worked at both San Francisco Bulletin and San Francisco Chronicle.

When Leroy moved to New York, he used the name Robert instead of Leroy and soon enough began sketching sports cartoons for New York Globe.  Once his cartooning became very popular, Ripley was able to travel across the globe and he sought to cover bizarre or unusual stories to integrate into his featured work.  It was during these travels when he picked up many odd souvenirs that would later on become an extensive collection that would be housed in the Odditorium. Now, every year, millions of people would come to visit the Ripley’s Odditorium to experience for themselves how it is to wonder at the oddities created by man across the globe.

Why Visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium

There are several reasons why Ripley’s Odditorium is a must see place.  The listing below of what’s in store at the place will make people scramble for tickets out of curiousity Here are the must see at Ripley’s Odditorium.

  • Ripley’s Fertility Statues
  • The shrunken head of an actual human
  • Beyonce, the singer’s candy-made portrait
  • A Jimi Hendrix Mural that measures 25 feet, which was made of greater than 8,500 playing cards
  • Varying miniatures which visitors could view only through a magnifying glass
  • A balloon-powered seat which was able to fly over theRocky Mountains
  • Different optical illusions, word puzzles, and brain teasers
  • A shooting gallery with a variety of odd targets
  • The world’s smallest production car (Peel Trident)
  • A Wall-E robot replica which is made of car parts
  • A rare T-Rex fossil
  • A dog sculpture that is made by clothing pins alone
  • Wax figures to take photos with

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium – Be Awed by the Different Odd Artifacts