Choose from Two Options
- $10 for one adult admission to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium ($18.99 value)
- $5 for one child admission (ages 4–12) to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium ($8.99 value)
After visiting the Odditorium, for an additional $5 fee, guests can enjoy the wax museum or mirror maze.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie
In the idyllic suburb of Grand Prairie, there’s a building that’s not quite like all of the others. Surrounded by minarets and onion domes, the colorful, temple-like structure exudes an air of mystery. There’s a good reason for that, of course: this is an outpost of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, the globetrotting organization dedicated to the world’s weirdest and wildest sights. Inside the Odditorium, guests can explore the massive collection; spread across 12 galleries and 7,000 square feet, highlights include shrunken heads, vampire-hunting kits, and mutated two-headed animals.
Aside from the Odditorium, guests can also explore the complex’s other attractions. The Enchanted Mirror Maze encourages getting lost, sending guests through a magical labyrinth made all the more difficult to navigate thanks to the presence of hundreds of reflective surfaces. Guests can also come face-to-face with celebrities at Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax; originally founded by the great-grandson of Madame Tussaud herself, the museum now contains sculptures of famous faces such as Whoopi Goldberg, Johnny Depp, and the cast of Twilight. The museum also features Ripley’s trademark weirdness, with a section devoted to horror icons and a timeless Hall of Presidents that radiates civic pride.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s has enthralled audiences for more than nine decades with its dedication to revealing odd and unexplainable rarities from around the globe. But it all began with one man: Robert Ripley, a wildly successful and eccentric character who rose to fame during the first half of the 20th century. After selling his first cartoon to Life magazine at age 14, he set out on a quick-paced career of drawing sports cartoons for the New York Globe. During a slow day at the office, he sketched nine unusual sporting events and finished his work with a title: “Believe It or Not!” It became immensely popular, allowing Ripley to travel the world in search of more bizarre stories to put into his comic strips. While visiting relatively unknown areas in locales such as India, China, and the inside of his neighbor’s chimney, he picked up a slew of unbelievable souvenirs that later became fixtures in several of Ripley’s museums, or as they’re affectionately called today, Odditoriums. Ripley’s now encompasses publications, attractions, a television show, and a blog, all of which carry Ripley’s tradition of reporting on the world’s curiosities.