Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

January 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm
Originally started by Robert LeRoy Ripley, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not was centered on the idea of collecting items, artifacts and information so bizarre and out of this world that everyday people would doubt the claims. Starting out nearly a 100 years ago, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not created such a stir that it soon shot up in the popularity charts. Its popularity peaked around 14 years after its launch and during the first three weeks of that year alone, Robert Ripley had received more than 2 million mails from fans around the world. Truly and amazing fact! The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not franchise was soon set to grow and today, it has its own company name under Ripley Entertainment. The company, which is a division of the Jim Patterson Group, currently has more than 20,000 photographs, 30,000 artifacts and more than 100,000 cartoon panels. In addition to this already amazing collection of bizarre items, the Orlando-based company also has Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museums located all over the world. Each Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum exhibits many of the strange and fascinating artifacts and weird information collected by the organization over the years. Visitors often flock to a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not exhibition or showcase whenever it is available or in the area. For those who are currently planning to visit Blackpool, do make it a point to stop by the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum there. The Blackpool Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum is one of the largest of its kind and houses many unique artifacts not found elsewhere. Ticket prices are also extremely reasonable with adult tickets priced at 8 British Pounds, while seniors and children can get in for merely 5 British pounds. Booking your tickets on the internet instead of buying them over the counter will also entitle you to a huge discount, bringing the price for adults to 4 and children and seniors to just 2. The Blackpool Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum opens at 10am daily and should be included in every tour of the region. Visitors to Blackpool also do not have to visit just to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum alone. A whole slew of attractions await you at this popular tourist destination. Visit some of the most exciting places in Blackpool today such as the Sea Life Centre, Blackpool Tower and the Grundy Art Museum.