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Visit Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Posted in Local Attractions @ Aug 9th 2012 10:51am - By Administrator
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Walk through a museum of oddities and discover the weirdest facts at Ripley's Believe It or not! This museum of the bizarre is a celebration of the life's work of US showman Robert Ripley, who scoured the world in search of the unusual or outlandish. 

When Ripley first displayed his collection to the public at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, it was labeled Ripley’s Odditorium and attracted over two million visitors during the run of the fair. In an apparent promotional gimmick, beds were provided in the Odditorium for people who "fainted" daily. Now, there are over 32 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world. 

Visit Australia’s very own Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at Surfers Paradise. See rare shrunken heads and dinosaur eggs. Walk through Australia’s only Double Spinning Tunnels. See fertility statues that have been credited with more than 2,000 pregnancies while on display at Ripley’s attractions around the world. Discover rare artifacts in the Egyptian tomb. Be amazed at the world’s smallest car. Witness apiece of Mars Rock from the Red Planet. Measure yourself against Robert Wadlow, who actually stands up at 8’11”. Take a tour of the unusual, the fantastic, or the just plain weird. 

This self guided tour through individually themed galleries can last for an hour or more. See the unbelievable exhibits, meet the oddest characters, marvel at incredible illusions, watch amazing movies,and more. 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is located at Soul Shopping Centre in Cavill Mall, just a short walk from our Surfers Paradise Holiday Apartments.

Open from 9am to 11pm daily, this extraordinary museum is a delightful experience for adults and children alike. You have to see it to believe it. 

For more information, visit www.ripleys.com/surfersparadise


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