Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Surfers Paradise

Quick Overview of Ripley’s Believe It or Not: 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a museum located at Surfers Paradise that specialises in the bizarre, featuring strange artefacts, interactive displays, amazing illusions and much more.

Ripley's Believe It or Not storefront

What Is It? 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a museum located at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, that specialises in the strange and bizarre, showcasing the life work of Robert Ripley, an American showman who travelled the world in search of the unusual. 
With almost 9000 square feet to explore inside the museum, you’ll discover mysterious artefacts, amazing illusions, interactive games, and much more.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a great place for both children and adults alike, we enjoyed all of the strange facts and information found throughout the museum, however there are also plenty of games and interactive displays that kids will thoroughly enjoy. 
The self-guided tour through Ripley’s Believe It or Not! takes approximately one hour and snakes its way through fifteen individually themed galleries, where you’ll find four hundred different artefacts and interactive exhibits that will be sure to astonish and amaze.
Our favourite part of the museum however would have to be the Ripley’s Impossible LaserRace – a corridor filled with green laser beams, where participants must use their agility and guile to duck, jump and crawl through the maze of laser beams to get to the other side in the fastest time they can. 

How Do I Get There? 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is located on the Soul Boardwalk, in Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise. For more information check out the map below:

When Is It Open & How Much Does It Cost? 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is open 365 days a year. In Winter it is open from 9:00AM – 8:30PM, whilst in Summer and Holidays its open from 9AM – 9:30PM. 
For the latest pricing information, check their website here:

What Should I Bring?

We recommend bringing good walking shoes and your camera – taking photos inside the museum is welcomed! Whilst you’re in the area, we also recommend you spend some time at Cavill Ave and the Surfers Paradise Beach – so its a good idea to pack a bag and bring some swimmers and a picnic lunch! There are plenty of takeaway shops at Surfers Paradise however if you’d prefer to eat in. 

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