So you're into those bizarre and weird attractions eh...
Me @ Ripley's Believe it Or Not
...well, I just wanted to let you know that I am too, so don't worry, I'm not judging ;). I'd have to say that it's quite a challenge finding such weird attractions in the bay area because they're not quite as "tourist-y" as let's say...Alcatraz Prison.
But the funny thing is that these hidden gems are scattered throughout San Francisco and the bay area. Just gotta know where to look ;).
The thing that I find difficult is convincing others to go to these attractions because they're afraid that they'll “learn” something.
They're scared that it'll just be another dull museum or attraction. But hey, although you will learn some cool facts, they're not at all dull!
This place is hidden along Fisherman's Wharf and is located at 175 Jefferson St. in San Francisco. It's a couple of yards away from Pier 39, which is of walking distance. That whole entire location itself is quite an entertainment, so you should check it out sometime!
Ripley's Believe It Or Not is a favorite among tourists and locals simply because it contains some of the most amazing and unbelievable artifacts. You wouldn't believe that they are indeed real...or was once.
This gem is hidden within the woods at 465 Mystery Spot Rd in Santa Cruz.
The Mystery Spot will trigger your mind and perception and challenge your views about the laws of gravity!
The tour begins with an introduction and a short demonstration, followed by a tour around the “mystery” area.The tour guide demonstrates how gravity is basically overrated in this area...What you see and feel will totally counteract what you believe you should be seeing!
This attraction is not for the weak stomachs...You may end up feeling dizzy by the end of the tour, but nothing that can be resolved by going back to your normal, daily, gravitational pull. ;)
What is it? Well it's basically a super duper gigantic camera!
You have to go there on a clear day for “images” to be produced (I don't think they're open on muggy days anyway).
If you have always wanted to know how it feels to be inside a camera, then this place is definitely for you! :) Not to mention the view of the ocean is quite lovely from the inside!
Weird attractions are entertaining to me because it challenges my mind and it challenges reality... A spin outside the realms of reality is quite fascinating once in a while, don't you think?
See you around,
Your friendly, local SF travel guide ;).
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