Ripley’s Believe it or Not! San Francisco Odditorium brings you the weirdest, wackiest, and oddest collection of randomness one could ever hope to see.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! San Francisco Odditorium took its roots in the Grotesque period—an era of artistic and literary works that focus on the distorted, weird, and supernatural elements of life that people find both fascinating and bizarre or disgusting. Capitalizing on this widespread fascination, cartoonist and entrepreneur Robert Ripley used his collections of strange paraphernalia to entertain and amuse, and this idea has remained a national hit since the opening of the first Ripley’s in Chicago in 1933.
Ripley’s San Francisco is home to “weird class family fun”, located at the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf near Pier 39. This “museum” sits on two floors and occupies more than 10,000 square feet. What will you see? Odd animals, weird and wacky art, tribal artifacts collected from around the world, a real shrunken head, Buck Helm’s Car from the 1989 Earthquake, and an original vampire killing kit, among many other strange and fascinating objects.
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