Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum - Atlantic City, NJ
Posted by: The Sims
N 39° 21.410 W 074° 25.562
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Quick Description: The Ripley's Believe it or Not museum is located on the famous Boardwalk in Atlantic City NJ. The building looks like it is about to be demolished by a earthlike wrecking ball.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2009 6:51:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM6N2G
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a franchise, founded by Robert LeRoy Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. (Authorities at the company insist that they thoroughly investigate everything and ensure their accuracy before they publish their research. This is emphasized on their television show, where they often say "If you see it on Ripley's, you can bet that it's real". However, two myths dispelled by Mythbusters have appeared in their books.) The Believe It or Not panel proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, a chain of museums, a book series and a pinball game (produced by Stern Pinball, Inc.)
The Ripley collection includes 20,000 photographs, 20,000 artifacts and more than 130,000 cartoon panels. With 50-plus attractions, the Orlando-based Ripley Entertainment, Inc., a division of the Jim Pattison Group, is a global company with an annual attendance of more than 12 million guests. Ripley Entertainment's publishing and broadcast divisions oversee numerous projects, including the syndicated TV series, the newspaper cartoon panel, books, posters, games and mobile phone content.
Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 10 am to 10 pm Saturday 10 am to 11 pm Sunday 10 am to 10 pm Open 365 days a year.
Atlantic City, NJ United States
Related Website: [Web Link]
Price of Admission: 15.00 (listed in local currency)
What is in the collection:
Exhibits include a lock of George Washington's hair, a dancing Gypsy who could balance a pot with his twins in it, and a matchstick model of the Santa Maria...just to name a few.
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