At Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls, you’ll see oddities from around the world, from genuine Amazonian shrunken heads and the world’s rarest egg to a two-headed pig and decorated Tibetan skulls.
Established in Clifton Hill in 1964, Ripley’s has 13 themed galleries that are home to over 800 exhibits, curiosities and illusions. In Ripley’s Wacky Explorative Room, there are videos and interactive displays, and if you download Ripley’s phone app you can scan posters around the museum for more information and special surprises. You can take photos throughout the museum, and the world’s tallest man’s Chippendale chair practically begs you to climb in for a picture.
The museum is also home to the Niagara Theater, where you’ll get to see and hear tales of the daredevils who have faced the wrath of Niagara Falls throughout history. But the most popular curiosity of all at Ripley’s is the disorienting Kaleidoscope Tunnel. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir, head to the Wax Zone and dip your hand in for a colorful sculpture that’s unique to you. At the heart of lively Clifton Hill, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls is easy to spot: the building looks like an upended Statue of Liberty, with King Kong beating his fists at the helm.
On 4960 Clifton Hill, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls is open every day of the year from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is open from 9 a.m. until midnight Friday through Sunday, with extended summer hours. Admission costs $15.81 for adults and teens, and $9.03 for children aged 12 and under. Combo deals are available, which give discounted entry to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls, Ripley’s 4D Moving Theater, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks and Nightmares Fear Factory.