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RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ANNOUNCES FIRST “ODD SPOT” AT SNAKE ALLEY IN BURLINGTON, IOWA

September 21, 2017

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ANNOUNCES FIRST “ODD SPOT” AT SNAKE ALLEY IN BURLINGTON, IOWA

Orlando, FL (September 20, 2017) To help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the world-famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon, and the company, Ripley’s is delving deep into their archives to locate 100 unusual “Odd Spots”– Ripley’s Guide to the Curious Corners of America!

The first “Odd Spot” dedication will take place on September 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Snake Alley, in Burlington, Iowa for its unbelievably crooked street.

In 1894, Snake Alley was constructed with an experimental street design which replicated the vineyard paths in France and Germany.

Snake Alley is composed of limestone and locally-fired blueclay bricks. The constantly changing slant from one curve to the next required a complicated construction technique. Today, the brick paving is still the original used in construction more than one hundred years ago.

“The uniqueness of this street makes it the perfect place for our very first Ripley’s ‘Odd Spot.’” says Edward Meyer, VP of Exhibits & Archives for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “We are looking for locations that have a cultural and historical significance to the town and state, and Snake Alley is an ideal location—a perfect match, odd and usual, and a must see if you are in the area.”

Each Ripley’s “Odd Spot” will receive a bronze plaque for permanent installation, and the mayor’s office will receive an original Ripley’s Believe It or Not! commemorative framed cartoon for internal display.

For more information on Snake Alley and future announcements and dedications, please visit ripleys.com/OddSpots.  

MEDIA CONTACTS

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment
smagala@ripleys.com
Office: 407-345-8010 | Cell: 727-439-0136

About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year.  In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.

BURLINGTON MEDIA CONTACTS

Khayree Duckett
Communications
Greater Burlington Partnership
kduckett@greaterburlington.com
Office: 319-208-0048 | Cell: 319-217-8136

Chelsea Tolle
Executive Director Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Burlington Partnership
ctolle@greaterburlington.com
Office: 319-208-0045 | Cell: 515-297-3018

About Greater Burlington Partnership

The Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.visitburlingtoniowa.com) is a division of the Greater Burlington Partnership dedicated to marketing and promoting the Greater Burlington community as a premier destination to both leisure and business travelers. The Greater Burlington Partnership exists to ensure that Greater Burlington is a growing regional center of commerce, industry, education, health care, entertainment and culture, providing a great place to live and work.

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For More Information:

Contact:

Chelsea Tolle
Executive Director Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office 319-319-208-0048  cell: 319-217-8136
ctolle@greaterburlington.com


Khayree Duckett
Communications Director
319-217-8136 or 319-208-0048
kduckett@greaterburlington.com

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