Around the world with Ripley's Believe it or Not

The Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum is an absolute must when visiting New York City. Situated in the heart of Times Square this unique attraction opened its doors in 1939, and has been entertaining guests ever since with Robert Ripley's collection of rare artifacts and thrilling interactive exhibits.

The museum is open daily from 9am - 1pm, and tickets can be purchased both online and at the door. NYC can become a costly affair with all its cool attractions, so make sure you save a buck or two by purchasing your tickets online.

Here is a sneak peak of some of the wonders you can find in there. But be warned make sure you set aside a good few hours to take it all in, as the facts below only just scratches the surface of the 500 unique and engaging exhibits.

You have to SEE IT to BELIEVE IT.


The women of the Sara Tribe in Chad, Africa, have their lips pierced when young, and as they grow older, they insert wooden plates in them to make them unattractive to raiders. Believe it or Not.


The practice of head shrinking has been documented in the northwestern region of the Amazon rain forest by the Jivaroan tribes, specifically those found in Ecuador and Peru. Shrunken heads were specially prepared and used for trophy, ritual, or trade purposes. Each human head undergoes an in depth shrinking process and once completed can fit into an average sized hand. Believe it or not ....

This was by far the most interesting attraction to me, and still plays over in mind today. This inspired me to write a separate blog post for this one. Read more on here>