You can find just as many weird and cooky things on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard as you can at the all new Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
So you may be familiar with the giant head of a fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex protruding from the roof of a building in downtown Hollywood. But did you know the body of this beast extends into the building crushing the box office?
See this and other oddities, visit the much anticipated reopening of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood, home to weird class family fun, where you can explore two floors with ALL NEW galleries, shows, and nearly 300 unusual and fascinating exhibits collected by world-famous traveler Robert Ripley.
Your friends and family can marvel at the collection of unusual and strange relics and rare treasures. The Odditorium is a self-guided, self-paced tour that allows you to fully enjoy Hollywood’s most bizarre attraction!
You’ll be astounded by unusual but fascinating art you’ve never seen before! The pieces come from all over the world and include works from Robert Ripley’s own journeys and Hollywood inspired pieces that will blow your mind.
- Meet “Tyro” a three-month-old-Labrador retriever that survived after swallowing a nine-inch knife!
- Explore the unusual and discover the bizarre collections of skulls carved from the most unlikely materials.
- Astounding pieces of Duct tape art, depicting famous Hollywood points of interest.
- See the life-sized Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator decorated in hundreds of Hollywood films.
- Animals you won’t see in a zoo. Come check out the taxidermy two-headed goats and two-trunk elephant.
Robert Ripley, the cartoonist, the explorer, the reporter, adventurer, illustrator, collector and seeker of the odd and unusual, is a man who lived a life that can only be summed up by the statement he himself created; “Believe It or Not!”
Ripley was one of the most famous people in the world during the first half of the 20th century. Born LeRoy Ripley in 1890 in Santa Rosa, California, “Roy” was an avid artist and a great athlete at a very young age. He pitched semi-pro baseball at age 13 and at age 14, he sold his first cartoon to LIFE Magazine for eight dollars. By age 15, Ripley was working at the San Francisco Bulletin and soon moved on to the San Francisco Chronicle.
After having done this for several years, Ripley came upon a slow sports day and decided to draw up nine unusual sport events in small sketches. Once the cartoon took off and became immensely popular, Ripley became a world traveler, seeking stories of bizarre and unusual proportion to put in his internationally known feature. Ripley’s legacy and what he brought to the world is alive in all of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums and his traditions continue with the Believe It or Not! cartoon series.
“I have traveled in 201 countries and the strangest thing I saw was man”
— Robert Ripley
WHAT: Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum
WHEN: Monday – Sunday | 10 am – 12 am
WHERE: 6780 Hollywood Boulevard | Hollywood, CA 90028
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