Located in the heart of Times Square, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! showcases more than 500 astonishing artefacts, displayed in more than 20 distinct, interactive galleries includes the bizarre, incredible, mysterious and fascinating.

Our Guide to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

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!

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! offers a fantastic mixture of entertainment, information and fun for people of all ages and includes over 500 amazing artefacts and exhibits ranging from a baseball uniform worn by Babe Ruth to the world’s largest collection of shrunken heads. Visitors will find that art extends beyond oil paint to include automotive bumpers, spider webs and even an entire armada of ships crafted from match sticks. Featuring favourites found at Ripley’s around the world and oddities found only here, we welcome you to experience the odd, absurd, weird and all true. See a 3,197-lb. Meteorite, mastodon tooth, six-legged cow, Mohammed Ali’s Olympic Torch, locks of presidential hair and much more. In a city as adventurous as New York, one timeless quality survives above all others - truth is, in fact, stranger than fiction…

  • 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.

Added Bonus: Ripley’s admission comes with an all access pass to the museum plus Ripley’s own Impossible Laser Race! Test your agility and skill as you bend, move and glide through the web of lasers to score your best time.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is open 365 days a year from 9.00am until 1.00am. Your ticket includes one admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not and it takes around 2 hours to see all of the exhibits.

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