Orlando, Florida: Fertility Statues at Ripley'sRub the statues, get a baby nine months later.
- 7576 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 188, Orlando, FL
- Ripley Entertainment, Inc. East of I-4, west of SR-91, off Sand Lake Rd./482.
- Currently on tour at Ripley's around the US. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Fertility Statues at Ripley's
The two famous fertility statues are back in Orlando and are on permanent display at Ripley's corporate headquarters. There is a private room set up for the statues and for those who want to come in and see and touch them. There's a sign-in sheet at the front desk. After more than 10 years and countless pregnancies and babies, the statues are still visited by hundreds each year AND it appears they are still working! Free. Call first for directions.[Tim O'Brien, 07/08/2008]
Currently on loan to the Ripley's museum in Thailand. The statues are such a hit that Ripley's sells a brochure telling their story. For two bucks it's worth it, if only for the excerpted letters. "I saw on TV a short while ago about a fertility doll on display at the Ripley's Museum, where the mere touching of the doll brought about conception. I am enclosing the imprints of my hands, and if you could do me the favor of allowing the imprints to touch the doll, I will be forever grateful."[Roadsideamerica.com, 05/07/2003]
Barren women continue to trek to the lobby of Ripley's Believe It Or Not's corporate offices in Orlando, FL to receive the fecund blessings of a pair of African fertility totems on display there. If the statues are rubbed in the right way, issue are issued.... [03/31/1997] Complete News Story