Imagine wandering aimlessly through a collection of bizarre, shrunken heads, a roulette wheel made entirely of jellybeans, and a skeleton of a Fiji Island mermaid. No, you have not stepped right into the latest Tim Burton movie. But these and many more artifacts at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum on the Atlantic City Boardwalk will have you gasping, giggling, and shaking your head in astonishment.
A fun and unique alternative to gambling or the beach, this kooky museum's many diverse exhibits entertain guests of all ages. View a life-sized statue of Michael Jordan made entirely of wire, paper, plastic, and broken glass shards; stroll past a model of Bakur the gypsy, who danced for a whole hour while balancing a pot on his head containing his infant twins; or peek into a miniature wooden castle containing 27 rooms. Also among its eclectic finds are a scale model of Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, made from over 27, 000 matchsticks, and an authentic lock of George Washington's hair. With such a quirky array of treasures under its roof, Ripley's is sure to astonish the whole family. Be sure to check the website regularly for coupons and special offers.
- May through August: 10am to 10pm daily
- September through April: Monday through Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 8pm
- Adults (13+): $15.99
- Child (5-12): $9.99
- Location: New York Avenue and Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
- Phone: 609-347-2001
- Website: www.ripleysatlanticcity.com