If you have kids, or you’re a kid at heart, your curiosity
about the unique Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Atlantic City will overcome
you. The building the museum is housed in sits directly
on the world-famous Atlantic
City Boardwalk, and from the facade looks as though
the building is being torn in half by a giant earth shaped
wrecking ball. Among the museums treasures you will find
a lock of George Washington’s hair, a 27 room miniature
wood carved castle, and a scale model of the Santa Maria
that was created with over 27,000 matchsticks. You will
be stunned and amazed at all of the treasures at the Ripleys
Believe It Or Not Museum, another must-see on the Atlantic
The creator of the Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum was, oddly enough, a Mr. Robert Ripley. Ripley was an artist, author, and radio broadcaster, who was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1893. Ripley was an industrious youth, and sold his first drawing to Life magazine at the tender age of only 14. Later in life, while working as sports cartoonist for the New York Globe, Robert Ripley began amassing his first collection of oddities, the same kinds of artifacts that now populate his museums all over the country. It wasn’t long before traveling and collecting rare and odd treasures became a Ripley obsession. During his career Robert Ripley visited 198 countries and circled the globe 18 times.
It was in1933 that Ripley exhibited his first "Odditorium" to the nearly 2 million people at the Chicago World's Fair. From there, the history of Robert Ripley becomes woven into the fabric of our own, with the introduction of the Ripleys Believe It Or Not museums around the country, including the one in Atlantic City.
Be sure to take your time when visiting the Ripleys
Believe It Or Not Museum along the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
The museum houses over 400 exhibits in 13 themed galleries
that will certainly take a whole afternoon to enjoy. You
can even go online, or contact your Atlantic City reservations
agent, and find out about coupons for discounts off admission
and even find out more about the history of Robert Ripley
and the Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum in Atlantic City.
The museum is open from 10 am to 10 pm during the summer
months (May - August) and 10 am - 6 pm Monday through
Friday and 10 am - 8 pm Saturday and Sunday during the
off-season (September - April). Students, seniors, military,
AAA members and children are discounted, so display your
ID up front at the admission booth.