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“It Was Just Okay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore
301 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
443-615-7878
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Ranked #52 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Ripley's Believe it or Not! Baltimore is located in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Come see over 13,000 square feet of the odd and weird world of Ripley's, where truth is stranger then fiction. Experience over 500 exhibits from all over the world, over 100 interactives, our 4D Moving Theater, and the Marvelous Mirror Maze. Ripley's has been proudly freaking out families for over 90 years. Why just say it? See it!
Toledo, Ohio
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“It Was Just Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We purchased tickets to all three attractions because it's cheaper than buying them individually. First we stopped at the mirror maze which was just okay but became a bit boring when it filled with a lot of people because you end up just following the people in front of you instead of attempting to find your own way out.

The second attraction was a 3D movie. It's a movie theater with seats that lean forwards and backwards and bounce around a bit. Sometimes gusts of air blow in your face or against the back of your legs which made a lot of us yell and laugh. There was even fake snow! They show two short movies consecutively which don't last any longer than about 10 minutes in total. It was fun.

The museum was interesting but seemed too short. The entrance to the museum is outside the building on the first level which is also where there's a huge food court. I've been to the Ripley's in San Antonio and I remember it being longer with more exhibits but the Baltimore Ripley's seemed very small and lacked a lot of the more fascinating things that San Antonio had. Most of the museum is of small exhibits and you have to do a lot of reading to find out what everything is. It took about 10 minutes to walk through the museum and although it was interesting we wish it had more exhibits.

Visited July 2012
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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“Unbelievably Good Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This was a great, somewhat cheesy but totally intriguing break from the history tour we were taking in and around the Inner Harbor. Kids loved it!

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“too expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

My son was disappointed by the lack of content here despite the highest price I believe we've paid for him to tour a Ripley's museum. And the front desk could not have been less efficient if they tried. SOOOO slow . .

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Interesting and Bizarre at the Same Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The Hogwart's Castle from Harry Potter made from match sticks that also had some sound / lighting effects was great, as were the other famous landmarks from around the world. The bizarre was just that - not quite my thing. But glad that we went.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice - but too expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The museum is filled with lots of cool things to see, but $67 for a family of 3 was too much. We did the Mirror Maze, which took all of 5 minutes, and then we toured the museum. My two young daughters had a good time, and enjoyed looking at all of the exhibits, but I thought it was too much money to pay.

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