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By Deb Flomberg

rsz ripleys Ripleys Museum: Believe It Or Not

(Credit, Andy Williams)

There is no shortage of really fun things to do as a family in southern California. One of the more interesting spots (probably best for families with older children) is the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. You may remember the old television show, but the curiosities live on at this intriguing museum filled with all the same things you remember about the show. 

Ripley’s Museum is packed with two new floors full of exhibits to enjoy. These new additions make it a must-visit for anyone, even those that have been to the museum before. Among the nearly 300 different exhibits to check out is an eight-foot tall Bumblebee Autobot Transformer from the Transformer movies and Metal Barding, or armor for horses from the movie “Van Helsing.” Though, the most popular spot in the museum is the Odditorium, a self-guided and self-paced tour that lets you marvel at all the strange relics and very rare objects. See the collection of skulls made from some very unlikely materials. Check out an actual ancient Egyptian mummified foot that belonged to a young priestess that lived during the 12th dynasty.

The artwork at Ripley’s is just as amazing as the rest of the museum as well. You’ll see a huge mosaic of Angelina Jolie made entirely of tiny Airsoft balls, and an impressive collection of Duct Tape art, plus the world’s first photographic sequin mosaic made of 50,625 pinned sequins. Once you’ve perused all the artwork, stick around for the animal oddities, like a two-trunk elephant and two-headed goats. Check out a footprint from Bigfoot and decide for yourself if the famed creature is real.

This family fun day is made perfect when you set out to the Ripley’s Museum in your 2013 S600 Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. Your whole family will enjoy cruising to your destination in the comfort and elegance that you can only get with a Mercedes-Benz. Plus, you’ll have plenty of room for your whole family and all the souvenirs you are sure to pick up from the awesome Ripley’s gift shop.

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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