The Orlando Odditorium appears to be sinking into one of Florida’s infamous sinkholes. For over 40 years, Robert Ripley– the modern Marco Polo and the real-life Indiana Jones– traveled the world collecting the unbelievable, the inexplicable, the one-of-a-kind. For over forty years the adventurous Robert Ripley explored the uncanny and amazing mysteries of the earth. His travels took him around the world in search of the unbelievable and inexplicable. First published in 1929, Robert Ripley’s works were read worldwide in over 300 newspapers, translated into 17 languages and held a readership of over 80 million.
Mr. Ripley’s collection is housed in over 27 museums in 10 countries. Each museum’s collection is 90% unique and different. As Ripley’s ghost says …”Come in… look around… and see if you Believe It or Not!
Study For Portrait of Van Gogh Created by Cornel Biereng of Amsterdam from 3,000 postcards depicting 115 different Van Gogh paintings and drawings!
Ripley’s Shrunken Heads Ripley’s stories of the odd and unusual entered millions of living rooms across America via radio. Amongst the rarest curiosities in the Ripley collection of unbelievable artifacts were shrunken heads from Ecuador, South America. Believe It or Not!
Matchstick ‘Silver Ghost’ Rolls Royce This 1907 Silver Ghost Rolls Royce was made by Reg Pollard of Manchester, England from 63 pints of glue and 1,016,711 ordinary matchsticks!
Open 365 days a year from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Last Admission Sold at Midnight!) A trip through our odditorium is a self-guided experience which can last as long as you wish, although the average visit time is one to two hours.