In 1933, almost 2 million people visited Ripley's first "Odditorium" at the Chicago World's Fair. Inside, there were posters of Ripley's Believe It or Not! cartoons, as well as artifacts from his travels and live performers. Today, many of Ripley's personal treasures can be seen in Believe It or Not! museums located around the world. Each museum is unique in its collecion of oddities and in their presentation. There is a careful balance between the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful.

Click on the words below to see a few of the exhibits on display at the San Francisco museum!

[ The Matchstick Cable Car! ]

[ The Lighthouse Man! ]

[ The Shrunken Head! ]

Ripley's Believe It or Not® Museum
175 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-771-6188 ||| Fax: 415-771-1246