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Kids and parents alike can't get enough of the weird, strange and simply fascinating wonders on display at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum on the boardwalk in Atlantic City.

Why We love Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

This is not your ordinary museum.

Make your way through the museum at your own pace and you'll soon find yourself gawking at the strangest items you've ever seen.

The genuine shrunken head exhibit is one of the most memorable, but other oddities include a replica of the Santa Maria crafted from more than 27,000 match sticks, a roulette table made of jelly beans and a life mask of Abraham Lincoln's face.

A variety of optical illusions will have your head swimming and the interactive exhibits are fun for the kids.

Hours, prices, location

The museum opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. seven days a week and for 365 days a year.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults   (13 and up) $15.99
  • Child    (Age 5-12)  $ 9.99
  • Child    (Age 4+ under) FREE
  • Seniors  (65+)       $12.99

Sneak a Peek inside Ripley's Believe it or Not! With this video


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