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About Ripley Entertainment

About Ripley Entertainment

Company History

For over 95 years Ripley Entertainment has been a world leader in family fun.  Built on a foundation of a tiny daily newspaper cartoon which debuted in 1918, the company now appeals to families and people of all ages with entertainment attractions around the world.  The company also has a long successful history in book publishing, product licensing, radio and television.  Part of the The Jim Pattison Group, Canada’s third largest privately owned company, Ripley’s is proud to be the largest and fastest growing chain of amusement attraction companies in the world.

In the past 25 years, the company has grown from
12 attractions in 4 countries to more than 90 attractions in 10 countries!

The stregth of Ripley's brand


Robert Ripley

From a Cartoon to a Worldwide Leader in Fun Family Attractions

For over 95 years Ripley Entertainment Inc. has entertained visitors around the world, with over 90 exciting attractions in 10 countries, along with best-selling books, a globally syndicated live action television series, and the longest continuously published newspaper comic in history. Cartoonist and adventurer Robert Ripley started it all in 1918 when he began drawing his daily feature.

Built on this foundation, the company now encompasses:

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums
  • Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works
  • Guinness World Records Museums
  • Moving Theaters
  • Miniature Golf Courses
  • Haunted houses

  • Family Entertainment centers
  • Mirror Mazes
  • Laser Races
  • World-class Aquariums
  • Cargo Hold Stores


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