Ripley’s discoveries, the tales he told and adventures he lived will forever be the foundation of all that Ripley Entertainment encompasses. Did you know that Ripley was one of the most famous people in the world during the first half of the 20th century? Believe It!
Robert Ripley ventured into unconventional areas in India and the Orient and visited people and cultures that most Americans never knew existed. His favorite destination was China, and for several months after he first traveled to the Orient, Ripley signed his cartoons Rip Li. It was also during these travels that he picked up many strange and unbelievable souvenirs that later became an extensive collection of amazing oddities and stories that serve to entertain the public even today.
The New York Daily News listed Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square as one of the Top 50 Things that Makes New Yorkers Smile. Why? Because they found it pretty amazing that visitors to 42nd Street can see a lock of hair from George Washington, the revolver John Wilkes Booth dropped on the stage at Ford’s Theatre and the world’s largest public display of real shrunken human heads.
Amazing historic artifacts found only at the Times Square Odditorium include those linked to Napoleon, the Titanic, WWII, the Berlin Wall, witch trials, vampire hunts, ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, tribal customs, Babe Ruth, the Yankees, the Far East, space exploration and much more.
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