Believe It or Not! Museum


Ripley’s Brings Weird to the Wharf

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is San Francisco’s home to weird class family fun that is located in the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf near Pier 39. With two floors and over 10,000 square feet filled with the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is the weirdest thing on the Wharf!

See in person the incredible “Believe It or Not!’s” you’ve read about it in the Ripley books and cartoons and watched on television. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is a self-guided, self-paced interactive tour that is fun for the whole family and allows guests to fully enjoy San Francisco’s most bizarre attraction!

Amazing Exhibits, Unusual Art, Unbelievable & Genuine Artifacts from Around the Globe!

During your visit, marvel at our collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures as you explore through some of the weirdest finds imaginable. In the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium you can visit an unbelievable variety of artifacts and displays in our unique interactive galleries that pay tribute to the odd and strange.

After you visit the Odditorium, be sure to check out Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze and see if you can find your way out of 2,000 square feet of mirrored path and satisfy your sweet tooth with Ripley’s Candy Factory!

Some of the many interactive galleries include:

  • Strange People and Odd Animals
  • Weird, Wacky, and Unusual Art
  • The Robert Ripley Story
  • Tribal Artifacts collected from around the globe (including an authentic shrunken head)
  • The Orient
  • Buck Helm’s Car from the 1989 Earthquake
  • Vampires & Graveyards (view an original vampire killing kit)

” Incredible…incomparable. A pop-culture phenomenon on the order of Barnum & Disney.”

— Smithsonian Magazine

A Small Glimpse Inside (and we mean small…)