Ripley's Museum Key West

2+ Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $18 Per Adult / $11 Per Child

Ripley's Museum Key West

2+ Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $18 Per Adult / $11 Per Child

Choose your date

change
change

Choose an available time

Adult (Ages 13+)

Child (Ages 5-12)

    For Groups of 20 or more, please contact our GoTo Crew.

      $0.00

      JavaScript is required to complete booking

      Ripley's Museum Key West

      Key West, Florida, USA
      From (USD) $18 Per Adult / $11 Per Child
      Highlights
      • The Odditorium: 10,000 square feet of crazy, with over 500 exhibits in 13 galleries, plus video clips from the top-rated TBS TV series starring Dean Cain.
      • Self-guided tour: Take your time and make your own way through the air-conditioned galleries. Linger if you're fascinated, hurry on when you're horrified.
      • Outlandish attractions: Imagine seeing two-headed creatures, the world's tallest man, a prehistoric Mastodon skeleton, a car covered completely in dimes. Weird!
      About this Key West, Florida tour

      It's lucky for Robert Ripley that border security back in the 1930s wasn't tight like today. That's when he was crisscrossing the globe, visiting more than 200 countries to bring back the oddities you'll see in this strange place. Some of this stuff would make today's TSA agents faint or run away in fright. Will you make it through Ripley's Odditorium?

      This guy was the original talented Mr. Ripley. As a newspaper cartoonist, he created the popular Believe It or Not! series, covering everything from amazing athletic feats to exotic places and odd characters. His cartoons reached more than 80 million readers and people wanted more. So Ripley produced live radio shows recorded from peculiar places like snake pits, and he made a series of short and strange films shown in theaters. All this weird reporting made him very wealthy.

      Ripley opened his first Odditorium at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, where they kept beds available for the people who fainted daily. You can now faint at Odditoriums in several cities, but this one has local curiosities you won't find anywhere else, including the very typewriter Ernest Hemingway used to tap out his novels and a shrunken torso that once belonged to the famous writer. Guess he had his weird side too.

      Stand next to Miracle, a buffalo whose odds of being born pure white are one in ten million. (Who knows your next lottery ticket might be a winner.) Try with all your might to stay upright in the mind-blowing Vortex Tunnel. Come face to face with some odd dudes the world's heaviest man, a shark attack survivor, and the original vampire, Vlad The Impaler.

      Ripley, Sousa and star-filled songs

      In 1929, Ripley drew a cartoon announcing: "Believe It or Not, America has no national anthem." The Star Spangled Banner, adopted popularly, had never been made official. The famous bandleader John Philip Sousa marched up to advocate formal status for the song, and in 1931 President Hoover made it official. Just to keep all these starry songs straight, Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever became the USA's National March in 1987.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Bring water Bring water
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

      100 countries, 915 cities… limitless possibilities

      OurPromise
      Local

      All our tours are offered by expert local guides & operators

      Authentic

      Head off the beaten path with our unique tours & activities

      Experienced

      You can rely on our team of travel industry experts

      General disclaimer

      Your order is subject to TourTrek's Booking Ticket Agreement, including all TourTrek and GoBe policies incorporated therein.

      Have you been on this experience?

      Write a Review

      Fields marked are required.

      Please enter your review.

      or 

      Looking for other experiences in Key West?