The Ripley Entertainment Inc. has added another bizarre to the world of amusements by opening 32nd Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, as Ripley’s museums are popularly called, at Jeju Island in South Korea.
“Our Korean franchisee, Island Joy, under the direction of Ki Seok Park, has chosen a beautiful destination resort location on Jeju Island, a perfect site for a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium,” Jim Pattison Jr., president of Ripley Entertainment Inc., said in a statement.
Ripley’s Jeju Island Odditorium’s interior with an area of 14,000 sq. ft. displays over 600 exhibits ranging across unusual artwork, historical event pictures and bizarre artifacts. The exterior is reminiscent of a robot and the full 'odditorium' is built of eco-friendly materials.
Some of the highlights at the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium at Jeju Island in South Korea include a large piece of the fallen Berlin Wall, world’s biggest lock of Elvis Presley’s hair, a prehistoric Mastodon skeleton, Ripley’s signature Jivaro Indians shrunken heads and more.
Furthermore, the new odditorium also woos visitors with thirty two wax figures, the most in any Believe It or Not! museum.
Weird, bizarre, odd and more such words describe Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide, featuring unusual photographs, video footages and more. Besides museums, the company offers over 80 attractions featuring Ripley’s most strange artworks across the world that attract as many as 12 million visitors annually. South Korea tourism and Jeju Island can definitely look forward to an upsurge in arrivals.