Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
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Your fun journey into the world of the strange and odd begins with your first glance at the unique building that is Branson’s “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” attraction. Built to look earthquake damaged, the building recalls the 1812 New Madrid, Missouri earthquake that measured nearly 8.0 on the Richter Scale, among the largest ever to hit the United States. An appropriate symbol for the odd happenings that fascinated Ripley, this earthquake made the Mississippi River run backward for three days, and made church bells ring in Philadelphia! Inside the museum and odditorium, you’ll discover a fascinating collection of exhibits and artifacts, as well as bizarre pieces of art, including a Roman Coliseum replica made of playing cards, and an aircraft carrier model made of 48,000 matchsticks! You can spend all the time you like viewing the many captivating displays that will make you wonder, gasp, question your eyesight, and even laugh out loud!