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Explore unique wonders, enter an underwater realm, and embark on your next adventure at Ripley’s — where unbelievable experiences become unforgettable family memories. It’s time to let curiosity be your guide!

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Since 1918, Ripley’s has been a world leader in family entertainment. Today, we operate more than 100 exciting attractions in 10 countries!

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Spark Your Sense of Curiosity

Get lost in a vortex of weird and wonderful stories from Ripley's!

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The Fascinating Evolution of Piranhas

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Up Close & Peculiar With a Real Vampire!

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Up Close & Peculiar with Prince's 'Purple Rain' Jacket

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Up Close With a Shuar Shrunken Head

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World's Most Outrageous Festivals

Share Your Unbelievable Story or Fun Fact!

Animals

The Fascinating Evolution of Piranhas

A deep dive into a commonly misunderstood fish.

The Fascinating Evolution of Piranhas

Animals

The Diverse World of Sea Jellies

Gelatinous, otherworldly, and utterly beautiful—but what actually are they?

The Diverse World of Sea Jellies

Animals

Electric Eels: A Biological Battery

There is more than meets the eye with these incredible creatures of the deep!

Electric Eels: A Biological Battery

Animals

Were Pterodactyls and Other ‘Flying Dinosaurs' Actually Dinosaurs?

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a flying reptile?

Were Pterodactyls and Other ‘Flying Dinosaurs' Actually Dinosaurs?

Animals

Do Snakes Dislocate Their Jaws for Super-Sized Prey?

How serpents master monster-sized bites without coming unhinged.

Do Snakes Dislocate Their Jaws for Super-Sized Prey?

Animals

If Camel Humps Don't Contain Water, What's Inside?

They can drink 32 gallons of water at a time, but they don't store it in their humps.

If Camel Humps Don't Contain Water, What's Inside?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

People

Up Close & Peculiar With a Real Vampire!

Take a look inside the head of Peter Kürten, one of the most notorious serial killers in history.

Up Close & Peculiar With a Real Vampire!

People

The Eccentric and Not-So-Eccentric Life of Edgar Allan Poe

A parrot was first considered to be the titular bird, rather than The Raven. 

The Eccentric and Not-So-Eccentric Life of Edgar Allan Poe

People

Celebrating André the Giant's Life of Epic Proportions

He struggled to fit through doorways, and his mother had furniture made especially for him!

Celebrating André the Giant's Life of Epic Proportions

People

Johnny Appleseed is Just a Myth, Right?

Turns out, this tale isn’t as “tall” as you might think.

Johnny Appleseed is Just a Myth, Right?

People

Winston Churchill Was Prescribed Unlimited Alcohol

Sir Winston Churchill was accidentally hit by a car while in America during the prohibition era. To help him heal, a Dr prescribed unlimited alcohol.

Winston Churchill Was Prescribed Unlimited Alcohol

People

Are We Facing a Redhead Extinction?

Only about 4–5 percent of the world's population carries the gene for red hair.

Are We Facing a Redhead Extinction?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Pop Culture

Up Close & Peculiar with Prince's 'Purple Rain' Jacket

Let’s go crazy! 

Up Close & Peculiar with Prince's 'Purple Rain' Jacket

Pop Culture

Up Close & Peculiar with Superman's Capes

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman’s Capes! 

Up Close & Peculiar with Superman's Capes

Pop Culture

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Now valued at $10M, one of history and pop culture’s most significant garments has been recreated by Angelica Hicks.

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Pop Culture

Lisa Frank's Dulled Dreamland

Lisa Frank's factory has gone from rainbow ’90s heaven to a place that has truly lost color.

Lisa Frank's Dulled Dreamland

Pop Culture

The Strangest Final Resting Places of Celebrities

They may be gone, but these pop culture icons are far from forgotten.

The Strangest Final Resting Places of Celebrities

Pop Culture

Piecing Together the History of Tetris

Players who game for extensive periods often begin seeing Tetris shapes in the world around them!

Piecing Together the History of Tetris

Pop Culture

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Now valued at $10M, one of history and pop culture’s most significant garments has been recreated by Angelica Hicks.

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Vintage & Historical

Up Close With a Shuar Shrunken Head

Few people have witnessed the process of making one.

Up Close With a Shuar Shrunken Head

Vintage & Historical

Debunking 5 of the Weirdest Laws We’ve Ever Heard

Does Utah have a law prohibiting women from swearing?

Debunking 5 of the Weirdest Laws We’ve Ever Heard

Vintage & Historical

George Washington’s Cherry Tree Tale Debunked

Uncover the dishonesty in a tale about the virtues of honesty.

George Washington’s Cherry Tree Tale Debunked

Vintage & Historical

Was Drink Toasting Originally a Way to Avoid Poisoning?

This urban myth proves you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Was Drink Toasting Originally a Way to Avoid Poisoning?

Vintage & Historical

Questions Surrounding the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Where was the Secret Service?

Questions Surrounding the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Vintage & Historical

Is the Phrase 'Saved by the Bell' About Being Buried Alive?

The grave story behind the iconic phrase.

Is the Phrase 'Saved by the Bell' About Being Buried Alive?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Places

World's Most Outrageous Festivals

Let’s explore some of these quirky celebrations that truly push the boundaries.

World's Most Outrageous Festivals

Places

America's First Doomsday Cult Hideaway?

Tucked away in a remote section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the former meeting place of America’s very first doomsday cult.

America's First Doomsday Cult Hideaway?

Places

Looking for a good book? Try one some Florida students aren’t allowed to read… free – on us!

With three Ripley’s titles removed and flagged for review in a Florida public school district, Ripley’s is offering books to all residents of the Sunshine State.

Looking for a good book? Try one some Florida students aren’t allowed to read… free – on us!

Places

All About Muang Boran, the World's Largest Open-Air Museum 

The world's largest outdoor museum occupies 300 acres just outside Bangkok – and in case you're wondering, that's about 227 football fields put together!

All About Muang Boran, the World's Largest Open-Air Museum 

Places

The Deserted Kingdom of Burj al Babas

The luxury residential town that never was.

The Deserted Kingdom of Burj al Babas

Places

The City Built Atop a Crater and Riddled with Diamonds

The city’s church alone contains about 5,000 carats worth of diamonds.

The City Built Atop a Crater and Riddled with Diamonds

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Food

Does Alcohol Evaporate Out of Food When Cooked?

Why some boozed-infused dishes might give you a hangover...

Does Alcohol Evaporate Out of Food When Cooked?

Food

The Appalachian Apple Hunter Who Saved 1,200 Lost Varieties

Tom Brown took "an apple a day" to an entirely new level.

The Appalachian Apple Hunter Who Saved 1,200 Lost Varieties

Food

How Long Does It Actually Take to Digest Swallowed Gum?

Your body won’t be able to break the gum base down, even with the help of seven years’ time.

How Long Does It Actually Take to Digest Swallowed Gum?

Food

The Origins of Fortune Cookies Are Neither Chinese nor American

Fortune cookie manufacturing changed when Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II.

The Origins of Fortune Cookies Are Neither Chinese nor American

Food

McDonald’s Food Doesn’t Rot… Or Does It?

Under the same conditions, homemade burgers won't decompose either.

McDonald’s Food Doesn’t Rot… Or Does It?

Food

Will Eating Apple Seeds Poison You?

Find out how apple seeds earned their deadly reputation.

Will Eating Apple Seeds Poison You?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Sports

Hairculese, The Man Who Pulls Cars With His Hair

Let him know the next time your car breaks down!

Hairculese, The Man Who Pulls Cars With His Hair

Sports

Ripley's Guide to Exercise: The Strangest Workouts

We promise people will notice you.

Ripley's Guide to Exercise: The Strangest Workouts

Sports

Singing Crowd Controllers Are True Stars of Qatar's World Cup

The chants have become so catchy that some fans can’t get them out of their brains.

Singing Crowd Controllers Are True Stars of Qatar's World Cup

Sports

Vintage Football Protection Could Do More Harm Than Good

It wasn’t until 1943 that the NFL required all players to wear helmets.

Vintage Football Protection Could Do More Harm Than Good

Sports

Up Close & Peculiar: Joe Frazier’s Iconic Jockstrap

We're taking a look at what is maybe the most legendary jockstrap of all time!

Up Close & Peculiar: Joe Frazier’s Iconic Jockstrap

Sports

How Jim Thorpe Went From Olympic Athlete To Quaint Pennsylvanian Town

Jim Thorpe was one of the most successful all-around American athletes of the 20th century.

How Jim Thorpe Went From Olympic Athlete To Quaint Pennsylvanian Town

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Art & Fashion

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Now valued at $10M, one of history and pop culture’s most significant garments has been recreated by Angelica Hicks.

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Art & Fashion

The Unexpected Art of Pressure Washing

Sam Ward has introduced us to what might be the most satisfying art form ever—pressure washing!

The Unexpected Art of Pressure Washing

Art & Fashion

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Now valued at $10M, one of history and pop culture’s most significant garments has been recreated by Angelica Hicks.

Reawakening Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress

Art & Fashion

This Popular Accessory Was Worn by Royalty and Prostitutes

From ancient Egypt to the 1990s, the choker has a long and complex history.

This Popular Accessory Was Worn by Royalty and Prostitutes

Art & Fashion

Snoopy First Appeared in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Cartoon

At 14 years old, Charles Schulz submitted a drawing of his dog to Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Snoopy First Appeared in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Cartoon

Art & Fashion

Making Banksy: Millionaire Graffiti Artist’s Identity Still a Mystery

Banksy’s never been unmasked, but he keeps his agenda front and center.

Making Banksy: Millionaire Graffiti Artist’s Identity Still a Mystery

Art & Fashion

Hazy Skies In Impressionist Artwork Illustrated... Air Pollution?

It seems the industrial revolution made have had an artistic impact!

Hazy Skies In Impressionist Artwork Illustrated... Air Pollution?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Science & Technology

Can You See the Great Wall of China From Space?

People claimed it could be seen from the Moon before space travel even existed.

Can You See the Great Wall of China From Space?

Science & Technology

Believe It or Not! Total Solar Eclipse Captured for Ripley’s Exhibit Collection

Converging art and astronomy, artist uses the power of the sun to create piece for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Believe It or Not! Total Solar Eclipse Captured for Ripley’s Exhibit Collection

Science & Technology

Can You Go Blind Staring at a Solar Eclipse?

Even if the sun is 99% obscured, the light peeking through is strong enough to cause significant damage.  

Can You Go Blind Staring at a Solar Eclipse?

Science & Technology

Will a Penny Falling From a Skyscraper Kill You?

Have you ever wanted to drop a penny off a skyscraper?

Will a Penny Falling From a Skyscraper Kill You?

Science & Technology

Can Only Particular Areas of Your Tongue Taste Certain Flavors?

When it comes to the human tongue, don’t believe everything you see in a textbook.

Can Only Particular Areas of Your Tongue Taste Certain Flavors?

Science & Technology

Was the Bible's Forbidden Fruit Really an Apple?

This humble fruit is not to blame for humanity’s expulsion from paradise.

Was the Bible's Forbidden Fruit Really an Apple?

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Hop on a plane, steamboat, camel – any form of transportation, will do – and visit one of Ripley’s many attractions around the world. Step into a Believe It or Not! to marvel at hundreds of rarities, enter an underwater world of wonder at Ripley’s Aquariums, get lost in a Mirror Maze, and much more!

Curiosity running wild? Discover more in person!

Share Your Believe It or Not! With Us

At Ripley’s, we’re always in search of the unbelievable – maybe it’s you! Show us your talents. Tell us a strange story or a weird fact. Share your unbelievable art with us. Maybe even sell us something that could become a part of Ripley’s collection!
 
Remember: A Believe It or Not! is something incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true. It sparks curiosity, strikes intense emotions, and curates a sense of wonder for the weird world around us!

Seeing is Believing

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Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

June 18, 2024

Cartoon of the Day

In 2024, Marie Fowler received her doctoral degree from Howard University at 83 years old!

Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

Robert Ripley began the Believe It or Not! cartoon in 1918. Today, Kieran Castaño is the eighth artist to continue the legacy of illustrating the world's longest-running syndicated cartoon!