I have always been a lover of all things odd and unusual, which is why I was excited to visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in Orlando. As a child, I had collections of weird items–A Ripley’s book included.
We walked well over a mile from our hotel to the attraction, which my son loved. He loved to look at all the new surroundings. The distance from our hotel was definitely not an issue.
Upon entry to Ripley’s, Paul, the General Manager, greeted us with a smile. The building was smaller than I expected, but the museum had all sorts of twists and turns full of wacky and unusual items. There were also many interactive stations great for young kids with bright lights and loud noises. Although my son couldn’t participate, he liked watching those who were.
Some of my favorite pieces included an actual shrunken head, a Mona Lisa replica made entirely of toast, and a picture from Prince made from cassette tape. While there was a wide range of weird items from dinosaur parts to two-headed calfs to mini figurines inside of a pinhead, those particular items caught my eye. Check out the pictures of my favorites below.
I carried my son through the museum in a front carrier, and I was very glad I did. Our stroller is quite bulky and would have been hard to navigate through the twists and turns. Plus, my son had a diaper blowout near the end and we had to rush out quickly. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to grab a squished penny for my collection due to his diaper issue (One of my weird collections). I enjoyed our visit to the museum, but would recommend leaving strollers behind. Our son wasn’t old enough to understand much inside, but he really enjoyed looking around. It was fun for our whole family. I don’t want to ruin too many of the fun surprises at Ripley’s, but if you like odd and unusual things…check it out. I recommend visiting Ripley’s and the Coca Cola Orlando Eye on the same day, as they are close in proximity and pair nicely. Stay tuned for more on the Orlando Eye!
Note: We were given complimentary passes to visit, but all opinions are my own. I love weird things, so how could I pass it up!?!