SAN FRANCISCO -- Ever been called an oddball? Are you often considered to be a tad bit strange? Perhaps you're always looking for the unusual. Well, visit Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum in San Francisco and take a walk on the weird and wacky side.
With two floors, 11 galleries and over 10,000 square feet of exhibit space, this out-of-the ordinary museum at Fisherman's Wharf offers visitors a chance to see some of the oddest exhibits known or not known to man.
At the museum guests can view animal oddities including a two-headed calf who makes his home at the museum. And if you've ever wondered what to do with your old car parts? Well, at Ripley's see how chrome car bumpers have been transformed into an eight foot tall Stegosaurus. Among the fine arts exhibits visitors can see an eight-foot long model of a San Francisco cable car made completely of matchsticks, 270,836 matchsticks to be exact and can also see Van Gogh the famous painter in a portrait made from toasted bread.
With a number of holographic illusions, a giant kaleidoscope and a trip through a rotating tunnel, this museum offers a peek at the peculiar, a hint of humor, a gander at the gross and a bit of the bizarre, believe it or not!
Bee staff writer Karen Aiello can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 578-2392.