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Ripley Museo de lo Increíble - Museum Mexico City - Mexico

Anyone familiar with "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" will not be surprised at the wackiness here in the Mexican branch of Ripley's "¡Aunque Ud. No Lo Crea!" museum. In this fantasy "medieval castle" are 14 rooms full of bizarre specimens including toast art, shrunken heads, African sculptures with apparently potent powers, and even a wax figure of the world's tallest man. (Wait, shouldn't he be in the wax museum next door?) Even the lobby of the museum has a plethora of oddities, such as a "human jail," a giant tire, gargoyles, and a 230-kilogram jade coin that supposedly brings wealth to those who touch it. The gift shop sells, among other things, replicas of the shrunken heads ($11/150 pesos). There's also a colorful candy shop and a modestly priced café.

Londres 4
Mexico City, Mexico

Museum Types:
Novelty museum

Getting There
The nearest metro stations are Cuauhtémoc and Insurgentes.

Price Description: $4.40 (60 pesos) for adults. $3.30 (45 pesos) for children 4 – 12, teachers, students with ID. Free for children under 4. $1.83 (25 pesos) for groups of 25 people or more. A combo ticket for the wax and Ripley museums costs 100 pesos for adults, $5.86 (80 pesos) for children, teachers, students.

Relative price: High End

Open Hours from:11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Travel Skills: None

Museo de Cera

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Contact Information:
Zip: 06600
Phone: (52) (55) 5546-3784

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, La Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP) , Museo Nacional de las Culturas, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Museo de Cera (Wax Museum), Museo Casa Del Risco (Centro Cultural Isidro Fabela), Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo SHCP, Museo Del Carmen and Museo Casa de Carranza.

02 Oct 2009

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