Unbelievably Good Time @ Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Orlando, Florida

 

I wrote this post on behalf of Ripley’s Entertainment Inc.   Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets for my family in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.

 

My family recently had the opportunity to go to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in Orlando, Florida.  Our family had an amazing time!  We were not expecting to see so many educational and yet unique items!

 

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 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! is a 10,000 square foot “Odditorium” that looks like it’s falling into a Florida sinkhole! Housing hundreds of fascinating, outrageous and interactive exhibits which will entertain the entire family. You can explore an unbelievable variety of artifacts and displays in 16 unique galleries that pay tribute to the odd and strange. Marvel at their collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures. Self-guided, self-paced tour allows guests to fully enjoy Orlando’s most bizarre attraction.

ripleys collageSome our favorites were the chicken with its head cut off that lived for 18 months.  Or the Mona Lisa picture made entirely out of toasted bread!  Then there were other several odd animals with either two heads or five legs.   Our children enjoyed the several hands on exhibit: puzzles, brain teasers and interactive activities. Each gallery contained a wide variety of different themes: smallest objects, music, art, the optical illusion room, wax figures, walk through a spinning tunnel and my boys favorite was the shooting gallery. 

 

I had a favorite too, one of them was The Last Supper which was completely made out laundry lint!  I am amazed at the techniques the artist did to make this, it is completely mouth dropping! I stood there staring at it for quite sometime because I could not believe it was made from dryer lint, believe it or not!

 

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 The homeschool mom in me loved seeing the piece of the Berlin Wall. My children have learned about in our homeschool studies so for them to get to see it up close and have the opportunity to touch it was a true experience that they will never forget. 

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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! is located at :

8201 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Exhibit hours are 9:00 a.m – Midnight | 365 Days a Year

 

Purchase your tickets on-line versus purchasing on site and save $3.00 off for adults and $2.00 off for children.

 

 After our family walked through all the exhibits we wanted to see it again so we walked through it again because it was that good!  Going to Orlando, Florida? Add Ripley’s Believe It Or Not to your list of places to go.  

 

I wrote this post on behalf of Ripley’s Entertainment Inc.   Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets for my family in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.

 

Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

 


Comments

  1. I have loved Ripley’s since I was little and now my kids do too. They would totally love this! And touching a piece of the Berlin Wall would be a very humbling and thought-provoking experience, I would think. I’d love to be able to do that!

  2. Wow! This brings back memories. I remember visiting Ripleys as a kid. I am glad to see the attraction is still there. I bet it’s changed a lot in all these years.

  3. I have always loved Ripley’s and would like to visit one day.

  4. Looks like a ton of fun. I’ve never been to the Orlando location, but I have been to a few in my day. I’m always so entertained. Looks like you all had a lot of fun.

  5. I’ve gone to the one in St. Augustine but have not been to this one. This would be a great field trip with the grand-kids when we venture to Orlando.

  6. My 11-year old would love this experience. And my teens would find an “odditorium” amusing. Like you, I’m fascinated by the Last Supper from laundry lint! Never would have imagined.

  7. This looks awesome (and a lot of fun too!)

  8. This kind of thing has always been super entertaining to me. I’ll have to make a point of going there on my next trip down!

  9. Awesome! My family and I love Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, I am so mad it don’t come on TV anymore. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Great pictures!

  10. Oh man, this would be such a fun place to take the kids!

  11. What a fun day! I had no idea there were educational pieces along with the oddities.

  12. I have been wanting to go to the Ripleys Believe or Not that is close to me! It looks like so much fun and I know that my girls would really enjoy it!

  13. My kids love the Ripley’s books. That looks like such a fun place to go. I’m sure my family would have fun there. Wish we lived closer!

  14. That looks like fun! I would love to visit some day.

  15. i’ve been to orlando a few dozen times and haven’t seen this. we’ll be going in the next few years, will have to make a point to visit

  16. Wow. That looks like so much fun. I hope to go there one day. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Oh my goodness, the Ripley’s believe it or not would be the perfect activity to do with my kids! They all love that stuff and it would be so much fun!

  18. My kids would LOVE this. My oldest has quite a few Ripley’s books and she can read them for hours!

  19. How interesting… This looks a great place to visit!

  20. I love Ripley’s. I have been to the one in Branson!

  21. I love Ripley’s! I’ve been to one in Oregon and another in Florida and both were awesome. I can’t believe a chicken went 18 months without a head!

  22. This looks like such a fun place to go visit. I wish we lived closer to go, or maybe a vacation!?

  23. HOw much fun! We went in Vegas and had a great time!!!

  24. I have been to several of the Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg. If I ever go back to Orlando I will have to check this one out too.

  25. I haven’t been there in a long time. This would be a fun day for the whole family!

  26. Ripley’s is one of our favorite places to visit! There are so many amazing things to see!

  27. We are always fascinated with Ripley’s. I have been to the one in San Francisco but not the one on Florida. Such a fun family destination.

  28. There is a Ripley’s museum in Pigeon Forge that I have been dying to see. It looks like a ton of fun.

  29. I’m so glad you had such a good time!!!

  30. How fun! I’ve been wanting to go here for a long time… and I think there is one out in Wisconsin Dells – I need to find out.

  31. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Wow, the lint filled “Last Supper” blows my mind! i would love to go here with my kids!

  32. As I was reading about your experience, I was reading off to my husband some of the things that you guys saw there. He would love this! I had no idea that they would have a blogger do a review for it! You did a great job. I actually would want to bring my family now. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us.

  33. Ahhh that brought back memories.. we went over the summer, too and loved it… great pictures

  34. I’ve always wanted to go to a Ripley’s. I’m glad you were able to go and had a great time. Maybe on my next trip to Orlando (this summer) I’ll be able to go.

  35. I’ve live in Florida all of my life….only an hour and a half from Orlando and I’ve never been to Ripley’s. I’ve always wanted to. I will have to make a trip over and take my grandkids! Thanks for reminding me of it!!

  36. Ive been to that one, its so super fun!

  37. I remember that as a child, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not was one of my very favorite shows. My kids would love to see this place!

  38. Ha! Even the building itself is awesome! I would totally love to go here!

  39. The lint artwork is amazing! Although maybe a bit disturbing… But I also love the piece of Berlin wall. I went to Berlin just after the wall fell and there were still pieces of it standing. It was awesome to get the chance to see something so historical.

  40. My son has all the Ripley’s books. This place would make his day!! Looks like lots of fun, thanks for sharing 🙂

  41. I totally love random stuff, haha. That huge enormous chair is awesome and I would be caught staring down the laundry lint image, too. That’s totally crazy!

  42. I have been to a Ripleys many years ago. I would love to go again. I was lucky enough to see the Berlin Wall this summer! It was something that really made me think.

  43. Wow, that looks like so much fun!

  44. What a fun place! I would love to take my family there!

  45. My nine year old would love to visit this place. She has a Ripleys book that I always see her reading.

  46. Ripley’s is such a fun place to visit. Some of the exhibits really are unbelievable.

  47. This was on our list of places to go when we were in Myrtle Beach and we missed it. It is definitely a place we want to check out though/

  48. We have a Ripley’s down the street from us, but I’ve never been 🙁

  49. I love Ripley’s Believe it Or Not. I always say “Oooh!!!” at every spot! Looks like you all had a great time too! Glad you like it as much as me!

  50. Looks like ya’ll had a great time. There is a Ripley’s in Orlando where we are from. The kids used to beg us. Things never change. Even as teens when we go to Myrtle Beach they beg to go to Ripley’s there too.

  51. WE went to the one in NJ years ago,and I loved it. I want to visit every one because it is just so neat.

  52. I never been to one of these! Looks so fun!

  53. I went to the one in San Francisco and it was a lot of fun! But, I think kids would enjoy it even more. I love how you used the visit as an opportunity to educate as well!

  54. I am so jealous right now, I love Ripleys believe it or not, amazing chance to go to the actual location

  55. i’ve never been to this! we are planning a disney trip this year so maybe we will have to check this out too!

  56. Wow, that’s an amazing place. I would love to visit and take my kids too!

  57. It looks like it was a lot of fun. I like places like this because they’re not only fun for the kids – but as an adult, I find this place interesting and will keep the giggles coming from the oddities I’d see!

  58. This looks like a lot of fun. I have a little boy and I think that he would really enjoy visiting here.

  59. My family loves going to Ripley’s Believe it or Not whenever we visit a city that has one! They are such fun places with so many cool things inside!

  60. My son’s love it there. They always want to visit the one in St. Augustine Florida when we vacation there.

  61. Been a LONG time since we’ve been to one, but it is on our list for our next trip to Orlando!

  62. So so much fun, we have been to another location and had a blast. thanks for the travel tips

  63. oh my gosh. laundry lint! that’s crazy. we’ve never been to a ripleys!

  64. I have never been to a Ripleys museum. I had no idea there was so much educational stuff to see. It looks like a great way to spend an afternoon in Orlando.

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