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Ripley's Believe it or Not!

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Address: 401 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-4028
Phone Number: 14102895600
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Two stories filled with more than 500 exhibits, artifacts, and oddities...

Two stories filled with more than 500 exhibits, artifacts, and oddities from around the world. The only place in Ocean City where you'll find a shrunken head, a 12ft tall robot sculpture made from scrap car parts, one-of-a-kind artwork, the world's rarest egg, and two-headed animals!

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small but fun.

It was a little small, however entertaining. Reasonable price and the wait time was minimal. Fun little rainy day activity.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2015
Sheri A
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Kingston, New York
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We visit here year after year and most of the areas haven't changed much over the years, so it gets old.

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Baltimore
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you're ever in search of things to do in Ocean City, and are a fan of odd and interesting things, you should definitely check out the Ripley's museum on the boardwalk! Worth the price.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

One of the best spots to visit on the beach. It's not to big, not to small but you get your $$$ worth. It's totally enjoyable.

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Thank Corrine J
North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

As you first enter the museum it gives a typical sense of just another museum until you enter the other rooms. The information is mostly reading and not audio. The collections of unique people and creatures made the $22.00 worth it. A great lesson for the young. I just wish they install more audio. Ripley can display some latest remarkable... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Enthralling and interesting for all ages from our 17 month old to my husband at 76. Very educational as well as entertaining.

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Thank PegandHarold
Boonsboro, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

For the price, it was a letdown. It is a boardwalk attraction that lures in a lot of tourists but we were just not impressed. Save your money and spend it on a bike rental or Thrasher's French fries!

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Kingston, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

It was a little small, however entertaining. Reasonable price and the wait time was minimal. Fun little rainy day activity.

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Thank Sheri A
Cincinnati, Ohio, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We always enjoy going to different Ripley's museums. Some things are the same but you always see something different. Make sure to check out the restrooms.

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Thank you Ripleys for all lf your hardwotk. In the past Ripleys had a terrible stroke of luck, but the new Ripleys shows what hardwork and determination can do. Ripleys is truly one of the best exhibits on the boardwalk . a must see!

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Ferndale, Md
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Fun Fun Fun and Sooo Interesting, you can spend an hour or all day in here, lots to see and all of it true which makes it even more fun!!

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