Ranked #10 of 22 Museums in Florida Keys
Category: Speciality Museums
The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and unusual. Featuring over 500 exhibits in nearly 10,000...
The strangest place in Key West! A museum of the odd, bizarre, and unusual. Featuring over 500 exhibits in nearly 10,000 square feet of air conditioned comfort. As seen on TV. Your self guided tour will take you through 13 themed galleries containing some of the most unusual objects, items, and collections, in the world. Robert Ripley traveled to over 200 countries in his lifetime collecting oddities everywhere he went. Featured items include: a shrunken human torso which once belonged to renowned writer, Ernest Hemingway. We also display Hemingway's own typewriter and reading glasses! As you enter Ripley's Key West Museum, you walk under a prehistoric Mastodon skeleton, stroll past a car completely covered in US dimes, and come face to face with the world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow, who at age 22, stood an amazing 8' 11" tall! Take a picture with him and his 9ft ruler to see how you compare. And that's just the lobby! Inside you'll see video clips from the top rated TBS television series starring Dean Cain, stand next to Miracle, the actual white buffalo who’s odds of being born pure white are one in ten million, then try your best to remain upright as you inch your way through the Vortex Tunnel, a totally mind-blowing experience. And that's still not all! Meet the world's heaviest man, a shark attack survivor, and the original vampire known as Vlad The Impaler. But don't worry, because we also have a vampire killing kit... just in case.