Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium is certainly not one to be missed. The attraction is a unique and unusual take on life and is hilarious to visit. The attraction is also home to a wealth of artistic and strange exhibits that highlight the weird and wonderful things that are on our planet. It is a bizarre, yet fantastic, place that should not be missed!
The Odditorium has just been renovated, so there has never been a better time to visit the wacky attraction that features, among other things, a portrait of superstar Beyonce made entirely from candy; Ripley’s Legendary Fertility Statues; A Peel Trident Cat;, a rare fossil of a T-Rex foot and lower leg; a shrunken human head; a stuffed alligator that measures more than 8 foot long; optical illusions; word puzzles, wax-work figures – and a dog sculpture made entirely of clothes pins! Believe it or not, this is just the tip of the iceberg with regards to what is on offer at this place. If you want to be amazed and intrigued, a visit to this fabulous attraction should definitely be on the cards. It is ideal for parents and children alike and its strange yet educational take on subjects that we all take for granted proves to be fascinating and at the same time highly popular.
The idea for the Odditorium came from the museum’s founder Robert Ripley, who travelled to nearly 200 countries and was known as the ‘modern Marco Polo’. His wacky and out of this world ideas have certainly paid off as the attraction is now one of the biggest places to visit in Orlando.
Situated just off the International Drive and blessed with the magnificent 10,000 square foot Odditorium, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! proves to be one of the best loved and surreal experiences that Orlando has to offer. It attracts millions of visitors each year and its revamp will surely mean more and more people will be flocking through its doors.
The tour of the Odditorium should take roughly an hour. It opens daily from 8am and is a relatively cheap day out in comparison to other attractions in the area that are slightly higher in price.