Ripley's Believe It or Not
From the curious to the strange to the grotesque, oddities abound at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Panama City Beach. Find items you're unlikely to see anywhere else, such as shrunken heads, as well as family-friendly activities, such as 7D interactive movies, a mirror maze, and laser race games—under one roof.
The most convenient way to experience Ripley's Believe It or Not is by prebooking Odditorium tickets with skip-the-line entry—or opting for combo tickets, which allows you to enjoy the moving theater and laser race challenge for one low price. Make sure to leave about two hours to explore the exhibits, and check out the Titanic shipwreck display. Easily pair a visit to Ripley's with a Panama City sunset sail, or take a stroll on the nearby white sand beaches.
Things to Know Before You Go
You can see the Odditorium in about two hours, though you need to leave extra time to enjoy Ripley's on-site activities.
Take home a wacky souvenir from the gift shop, where you can make a wax mold of your own hand.
Ripley's Odditorium is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant.
Kids aged 12 and under receive discounted admission at Ripley's.
How to Get There
The most convenient way to reach Ripley's, located on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, is by car. It's about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Panama City for an easy 20-minute drive. On-site parking is free. By public transport, take the No. 7 bus from Gulf Coast State College, and get out at the Ripley's stop.
When to Get There
Ripley's Believe It or Not is open daily and typically closes late. Expect more crowds over the weekend and fewer people on Tuesday and Wednesday—the slowest days at Ripley's. Ripley's is open on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, when many other area attractions are closed.
Setting Sail in Panama City Beach
No trip to Panama City Beach, with scenic waterfront all around, is complete without a sailing excursion on the water. There are several different sailing adventures a short drive from Ripley's Believe It or Not. Try a sunset cruise for a romantic option, a sail plus snorkeling to enjoy the underwater ecosystem, or a dolphin-spotting jaunt to check out the local wildlife. You can find them all in Panama City Beach.
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