Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Cavendish, PEI
** This is not a sponsored post. I had a difficult time finding a review of the museum, so I wrote one!**
When we went to PEI earlier in the summer, we debated about taking the kids to Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Cavendish.
It’s touristy and a bit expensive.
But, was it worth a visit? I had a hard time finding any reviews. We decided to risk it and go. I am so glad that we did!
My boys are 7 and 9 years old. They love reading the Guinness Book of World Records books, and I had recently found them a Ripley’s Believe it or Not fact book at a used book sale! They love interesting facts and the strange and unusual. So, naturally, they loved the Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum.
The Ripley’s Museum is full of strange and unusual things. Apparently, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a franchise, founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims.
As you walk through the museum, there are 14 rooms full of weird and wonderful things.
A giant bear made out of nails.
A horse made from driftwood.
Giant robots made from trash.
Writing on rice.
And even a section of the Berlin Wall!
Throughout the museum, there are many interactive displays for the kids to touch and manipulate. This is great for my boys who must touch everything and find “roped off” museums stressful (or maybe it’s me who is stressed!)
Every exhibit has a short write up about it. So, you can take your time reading each one, or also walk through with busy kids to get the feeling.
By far, the boys loved the display about Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in history (8’11”). There was a wax model of him as well as one of his shoes!
There are some exhibits in the museum that might be scary for preschool or sensitive children.
Family pass: $34.99
Ripley’s is open May to September, but primarily in July and August.
Also on site is Wax World Stars and Mariner’s Cove mini golf.
Combination tickets for all 3 sites are available.
We really enjoyed our trip to Ripley’s Believe it or Not and are glad we went the once. This will not be a yearly visit for us, but I can definitely see us going again when the kids are older and have forgotten their first visit!