Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is New York City’s Must See Times Square attraction.
What is an Odditorium you ask? An Odditorium is a museum like no museum you have ever seen in your lifetime – Believe It or Not! Venture off the hectic New York City streets to enter a world showcasing the odd and celebrating the weird and outlandish from around the world. Your self-guided adventure is sure to astonish as you come face to face and interact with remarkable relics and rare treasures from around the world in our New York City museum attraction. For over 40 years, Robert Ripley – the real-life Indiana Jones – traveled the world collecting the unbelievable, the inexplicable and the one-of-a-kind. His vast collections praised as “amazing”, “ludicrously strange” and “extremely amusing” are now on display in our exhibits for you to see, hear and touch, Believe It or Not!
Located on 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan, Times Square district. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the unbelievable in over twenty galleries spanning two floors of outrageous video, archival, and interactive exhibits. Whether examining a six-legged cow, a lock of Elvis’ hair, 24 shrunken heads, a section of the Berlin wall, or a life-size albino giraffe, a tour through this odditorium will prove that fact is indeed stranger than fiction. Come in and explore the uncanny and witness the amazing in New York City.
Debuting on July 10, the World Trade Center exhibit is a perfect scale model of the New York City complex, assembled from more than 470,000 matchsticks. Standing at 17 feet tall, the wooden wonder was created by artist Patrick Acton of Gladbrook, Iowa.
Set against a graffiti-like back-drop created by the renowned New York-based art collective Tats Cru, the “Fastest Tour of New York” takes place in just 16 steps down a staircase, immersing visitors in the real sounds of the City, from the Bronx to Wall Street.
Guests can add their heads to Ripley’s prized collection of shrunken heads with the new Amazonian Makeover exhibit. Guests simply take their picture at a special kiosk, shrink their head down to the size of a human fist and accessorize with hair, bones and war paint. Images can then be sent to a phone via text or personal email address for further sharing on social media channels.
The new “Recollections” room allows guests to see their dance moves projected and repeated in a rainbow of florescent colors on an over-sized screen.
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