We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Ripley's Believe it or Not!

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 401 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-4028
Phone Number: 14102895600
Website
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 396 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Bigger and better than expected

We went late at night after 10pm - The place was almost empty. Took us about an 1-2 hrs to see everything, read the plaques and take pics. We didn't do the extra mazes and I don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ShivoniAlex
,
Queens, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

396 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 392: English reviews
China, Maine
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best part of the going there was the 4D movies I will say I thought it was a tad bit pricey for what they offered but I understand they're making a buck the kids had an alright time but was also our first day down there so we were all a little bit tired

Helpful?
Thank Justin W
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small. The hours are good they close at 1am in the summer. But with little children, its not the most exciting attraction. it was nice to walk around and read everything but for other Ripley's I've been too, this one was a little on the boring side.

Helpful?
Thank traveleer123
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be free. It is not worth the money to go inside and see. I guess, unless you're into historical things. It smells musty and old. Have been there twice and it hasn't changed through the years. Never again!

Helpful?
Thank jennifersK7196LI
Washington D.c.
Level Contributor
43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been a few years since I had been to this location and it was much better then I remembered. They added a few new things to look at and I really enjoyed it. We got the combo pass with the mirror maze. That was a lot of fun too! I recommend both! Make sure to walk to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amanda S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ripley's Believe it or Not is a complete waste of time. My boy is very interested in this stuff but it even bored him. It claims to be a museum but has almost no actual exhibits. Almost everything is a recreation or a picture of what you would see in the book. The price they charge for this is... More 

Helpful?
Thank bradzor
Queens, New York
Level Contributor
69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went late at night after 10pm - The place was almost empty. Took us about an 1-2 hrs to see everything, read the plaques and take pics. We didn't do the extra mazes and I don't feel like we missed out on anything. I also used the $2 off per ticket coupon on the ocean city map located in... More 

Helpful?
Thank ShivoniAlex
Maryland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This particular Ripley's is below standard and the place is very small. We were in and out in less than 20 minutes.

Helpful?
Thank natalie211
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids at the front were very nice and welcoming. The place is fun and we spent hours exploding the exhibits. You can learn many things about humanities and world history. Good place for kids.

Helpful?
Thank Derek S
Watervliet, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While trying to kill some time on a rainy day in Ocean City, I decided to visit the Ripley's Believe it or not museum. I wasn't sure what to expect and admit I was Pleasantly Surprised once inside. There were exhibits that seemed to go on forever and each one was quite interesting. It was an enjoyable way to spend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike C
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with my little one during a rainy day. This museum is small but it's worth the visit. Staff is helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Melao1112

Travelers who viewed Ripley's Believe it or Not! also viewed

 

Been to Ripley's Believe it or Not!? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ripley's Believe it or Not! and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago
7 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Ripley's Believe it or Not! staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?