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Believe It Or Not – Ripley’s Attractions Are Everywhere

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Believe it or not (see what I did there?!) Ripley’s attractions are everywhere. More than 100+ locations worldwide means that odds are good you’ll find a Ripley’s to meet the needs of your student group trip.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Attractions are an astonishing collection originating from the private coffers of Robert Ripley (1890-1949). Ripley spent 35 years traveling to 201 countries seeking the odd, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hmmm, sounds like he could have just planned a trip with middle school students! These unique acquisitions are the foundation of the Ripley’s attractions: Odditoriums, Aquariums, Mirror Mazes, WaxWorks, 4D Moving Theaters and many more.

Locations can be found in most U.S. student travel destinations and feature every macabre or ridiculous item conceivable, as well as many that you won’t be able to wrap your brain around! Each Ripley’s Odditorium is housed in an unusual structure and typically includes between 400 – 700 exhibits. Displays are a careful conglomerate of the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful- you may find a shrunken head, a micro-miniature sculpture or a 22-foot tall car parts robot. Students will love the interactive nature of the displays and the unexpected surprises around every corner. It’s so much fun to wander through the space and imagine what Robert Ripley must have been thinking when he encountered some of these treasures! He once noted, I have traveled in 201 countries and the strangest thing I saw was man. I think that’s a sentiment to which most of us can relate!

Ripley’s Aquariums offer students an opportunity to come face to face with fascinating underwater life. Found in the Smoky Mountains, Myrtle Beach and Toronto, Canada, these state-of-the-art facilities allow visitors to glide on moving platforms into an aquatic world filled with captivating fish and other sea creatures. Each aquarium location is distinct and will keep your student group enthralled.

Ripley’s attractions are everywhere and can be a cornerstone of your student group trip. Even the most jaded middle school students will find something to peak their interests- and we all know that’s a rare and surprising find in itself!

Kaleidoscope Adventures, a leader in student travel, is ready to help plan your student group trip. More than 25 years of experience and a former teacher at the helm means KA is equipped to handle your every need with ease. Trust the experts at Kaleidoscope Adventures to make your class trip one your students will remember for years to come! Contact KA at (800) 774-7337 or email info@kaleidoscopeadventures.com.