This museum is modeled after a building damaged by the 1812 New Madrid, Missouri, earthquake that measured a whopping 8.01 on the Richter Scale. At first glance, you wonder how it stands upright, then you glance again and are STILL baffled at the sight! Once inside the building, you will pay admission, about $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. (Note: With discounts, this price is substantially lower, so check out those fliers offered!)
This museum is jam-packed with memorabilia, oddities, and articles and exhibits unique to mankind. Ripley was a collector, and his collection is a sight to behold! We especially loved the movie exhibits and exhibit of figures, like the picture of "THE LAST SUPPER," amazingly well done and quite interesting, especially for those who have read books on the subject!
All in all, it is a great museum, and though a bit pricey, you can spend all the time you want in the museum without anyone asking you to hurry up! There is a small gift shop in the building, but I wouldn't suggest that you spend much money there, as it has mostly kitschy stuff and generic junk. Save your bucks for the mega-mall or discount mall down the street!