Ripley’s attraction in Myrtle Beach getting interior overhaul

dbryant@thesunnews.comMay 11, 2013 

— Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach is stepping up the weirdness with its first major interior renovation and addition of new exhibits since the mid-1980s.

The museum, a staple on Ocean Boulevard since the 1970s, was closed last week as crews painted, put down new carpet and installed new galleries and artifacts.

The overhauled attraction, which is keeping its outside look, is expected to reopen early next week. The arcade next door has remained open.

Some brand new exhibits that haven’t been displayed at any of the Ripley’s properties around the country will be part of the new mix in the odditorium, officials said but were keeping the details under wraps.

This is the first major overhaul of the attraction since the mid-1980s, Ripley’s spokeswoman Jessica Mula said.

“It’s really exciting,” she said. “[Visitors] will be very thrilled. They are going to love all the new stuff.”

Ripley’s has several other attractions in Myrtle Beach, including the Moving Theater, Haunted Adventure and Mirror Maze, all along the Boulevard, and Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.

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