Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum is one of the most amazing Branson attractions that brings fun and excitement where unbelievable trivia, artifacts, and unique displays will surely entertain you. This one-of-a-kind museum in Branson has great display of strange and unusual items that will amaze and mystify every visitor. The museum was started by Robert Ripley, founder of the Ripley Entertainment, Inc. This unusual Branson attraction features a unique collection of 20,000 photographs, 30,000 artifacts, and 100,000 carton panels.
The Orlando-based Ripley Entertainment, Inc. boasts about 80 attractions worldwide where about 12,000 visitors experience the world of oddities annually. This unique company has divisions in publishing and broadcasting that include books, newspaper cartoon panel, posters, games, and the syndicated TV series. A cartoon featuring sports, Champs and Chumps which was originally developed by Robert Ripley was premiered on December 19, 1918 in the New York Globe. That title was later changed to Believe It Or Not in October 1919, and from there Ripley started adding items not related to sports.
Robert Ripley became a world famous cartoonist and artist during the early part of the 20th century. His fame in sports cartoon gave him the chance to travel the world over. While Ripley travelled around the world, he would always look for some odd and strange things that he can add to his collections. The bizarre and odd cracked building of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum has become the world’s most photographed spot in Branson. This odd building is a reflection of an earthquake in 1812 that measured 8.0 on the Richter Scale. That earthquake that made the bells ring in one of the Philadelphia churches was the worst to hit the United States and even surpassed the earthquake that hit California this 20th century.
If you visit the Odditorium in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Branson, you’ll see fascinating displays of exhibits and artifacts that include a model of an aircraft carrier made of 48,000 matchsticks as well as replica of the Coliseum in Rome that is made of playing cards. There’s also a display of 30 feet Cadillac Limousine that was used for movies in Hollywood, the two headed calf, and the human unicorn from Manchuria.
The museum added several attractions after recent innovations were made. It is now crammed with the world records, 400 unbelievable artifacts, awesome art works, amazing illusions, franks of nature, and cool interactives. A full size stage coach that is made of 1.5 million toothpicks and a pair of horses made from welded horseshoes are some of the new additions that you will see in the Odditorium. You will also find some of the rarest attractions in the museum that include African fantasy coffins and the wacky “spinning vortex” tunnel.
So, if you want to enter the world of oddities and discover many unusual things and captivating displays of artifacts and many strange things that will make you gasp and wonder, visit one of amazing Branson attractions, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum.
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