Ripley Entertainment Inc. is an entertainment and edutainment holding company owned by the Jim Pattison Group of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The company has its headquarters in an unincorporated part of southern Orange County, Florida, near Orlando, at an office complex near the intersection of Sand Lake Road and John Young Parkway.
Originating with a small daily newspaper cartoon drawn by Robert Ripley, which debuted in 1918, the company today operates over 90 attractions under a dozen brands worldwide.
The daily Believe It or Not! cartoon that catapulted Ripley to fame in the 1920s is still printed runs in hundreds of newspapers in over forty countries and dozens of languages.
The 32 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums that house his collection of oddities in various countries have received over 100 million visitors since 1933.
- Guinness World Records Attractions
- Louis Tussaud's Wax Museums: In the summer of 2004, Ripley's bought the Palace of Wax museum in Grand Prairie, Texas, rebranding it as the United States' first Tussauds'.
- Ripley's Aquarium of Canada - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
- Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
- Ripley's Believe it or Not! Odditoriums
- Ripley's Haunted Adventure - three locations in US and one in Thailand
- Ripley's Mini-Golf and Arcade - Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
- Ripley's Moving Theater
- Ripley's Sightseeing Trains - St. Augustine, Florida, USA
- Ripley's Mirror Maze - Gatlinburg, Tennessee, San Antonio, Texas, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Ocean City, Maryland. All USA
- Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf - Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
- Ripley's Old McDonald Mini-Golf - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
- Ride the Ducks - Branson, MO
- "Contact." Ripley Entertainment. Retrieved on December 7, 2009. Location per https://maps.google.com/
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