Ripley's Believe It or Not! national tour to discover strange, weird and unbelievable items comes to Peoria

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

   Ripley's Bizarre Buying Bazaar is coming to the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9. It's the eighth stop on a road trip to several cities in the U.S. and Canada to find and acquire items worthy of being part of the Ripley's Believe It or Not! collection.

Ripley's is looking for oddities, artifacts, relics, antiques, strange things from nature — the weirder the better. Search your attic, garage, basement and closets to see if you have a hidden treasure. If Ripley‚s likes your item, we may make you an offer on the spot!

Oddity owners planning to attend the Bizarre Buying Bazaar are encouraged to RSVP to Angela Johnson at in advance and provide some details on the item they want to bring in. That will allow Ripley's research team to see what they can find out about the particular items of interest in advance.

The Bizarre Buying Bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.