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Believe It or Not! Ripley’s Odditorium opens in Korea

Believe It or Not! Ripley’s Odditorium opens in Korea
January 25, 2011

Ripley Entertainment Inc. has opened the 32nd Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium at Jeju Island in South Korea.

Located in the Jungmun Tourist Complex at Seogwipo city, Ripley's Jeju Island Odditorium is constructed of eco-friendly and green materials and the exterior is built to be reminiscent of a robot.

Inside it feature a sculpture park, a secret garden and 12 themed galleries containing more than 600 exhibits, ranging from non-traditional artwork to historical items to Ripley's famously bizarre artifacts.

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.

Ripley Entertainment President Jim Pattison Jr explained "we are delighted to return to Korea with our Believe It or Not! brand, one that was very successful for years at the Everland Theme Park near Seoul.

"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."

Besides museums, Ripley Entertainment offers over 80 attractions featuring Ripleyâs most strange artworks across the world that attract as many as 12 million visitors annually.

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