Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a unusual type of museum, hosted my daughter and I to this museum on July 26, 2014. I have never been to this museum before, however my daughter has with my sister she told me.
I found this place interesting for the most part. It has neat stuff. A giant Transformer for one. Plus two headed goats. There is even an airplane made out of match sticks. Even the tallest man who is almost 9 feet tall. See how tall you measure up to him! Even a water faucet that doesn’t seem to start anywhere, but it still comes out. (I wonder how that optical illusion works).
As A Christian there was some things that were more eerie to me, just giving you a heads up, this was the Buddhist stuff with Buddha, prayer wheels, where you will see a statue figure of a man, in a loin type cloth, he rotates around and you can see his bare bottom, African Hate God, vampire killing kits, and even ways people were tortured. There is even shrunken heads and how they are made. Plus, more things things similar to this.
These things above, maybe a way to show how religions different than Christianity. Maybe when you come across the tall man at the end, you can share about David and Goliath. You can also teach about the Lord’s Prayer or how we are to pray.
They have an interesting motorcycle made of animal bones, mostly cow bones. How about a giant cockroach that is made out of plastic spoons. One man turned on the light to it, and laughed and said hey look this one doesn’t run when you turn the lights on.
Over all this was a neat place, one of the most fascinated things was the water facet, that didn’t seem to have an inlet, but had an outlet of water. The Believe it or Not museum, has things that you can interactive with as well.
You will surely see the most oddest stuff in this museum, I guess that is why they call it an Odditorium. There are neat stuff to take your family to see, but just use some caution as you go, as I have stated a few things above, but never the less, it can be a learning experience. I also do not think this is a good museum for really young children, there is a lot of strange things here. I felt odd through out the various exhibits but it can awaken you to beliefs of other people aside from the Christian faith.
I even got to talk to a Korean War Vet in this museum. He was from Pikeville, TN.
If you go tell them you heard you heard about them from Courageous Christian Father!
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More information visit: ripleys.com (32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not museums) If you count all of Ripley’s attractions they have, there are over 80 attractions in 10 Countries.