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Gimme 5 at the Baltimore Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not is a great place for family entertainment.
Ripley's Believe It or Not is a great place for family entertainment.
David L Jennings

Welcome to the world of weird at Baltimore's Inner Harbor where Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction has been open for over a year. For a limited time visitors can see the Odditorium for only $5.00 and a donation of 5 cans of food. Now through November 24, 2013 the Baltimore attraction is sponsoring the Gimme 5 Food Drive and will donate collected canned goods to the Maryland Food Bank.

Ripley's Believe It or Not at the Inner Harbor
David L Jennings

This offer is a great way to help yourself and others. You get to wow yourself, family and friends with the weird and wonderful collection of Robert Ripley, renown cartoonist, adventurer and collector, and help others this fall and winter.

Each Ripley's Odditorim is unique and Baltimore's is no exception. Here you will find a human skull drum from Tibet, rare African masks, incredible works of art and interactive displays. There are unusual puzzles, quizzes and illusions to entertain and amaze the guests. There is a special feature on Johnny Eck, a Baltimore native who was born with a truncated torso, giving him the appearance of being "snapped off at the waist" according to how Eck sometimes described himself.

What Ripley's would be complete without a giant sculpture from matches or toothpicks? Baltimore features the 600,000 match stick sculpture of Harry Potter's Hogwarts Castle and another 50 pieces of art made from millions of toothpicks that depict the landmarks of cities around the world. There is even a unique coffin made from cigarettes and cigars.

Wrap up with a trip through Ripley's Vault and the Egyptian Gallery before entering the dance room where thermal imaging casts unique pictographs on the walls as you dance away. A great afternoon or evening is waiting for you at Baltimore's Inner Harbor Odditorium.

Don't forget the other two excellent attractions which are part of Ripley's: The Marvelous Mirror Maze and 4D Moving Theater. Both are entertaining and unique attractions.

Regular admission prices

Odditorium: children (ages 4-12) - $11.99, Adults $17.99.

Marvelous Mirror Maze: children (ages 4-12) - $8.99, Adults $12.99.

4D Moving Theater: children (ages 4-12) $8.99, Adults $12.99.

There is a considerable savings if you buy the combo tickets that include any two attractions or all three. Tickets can be purchased online at the same price as in person. Buying online will save you time when the venue is crowded. However don't buy online if you are taking advantage of the Gimme 5 Food Drive through the 24 of November.

Getting There: The Ripley's Believe It of Not is located at 301 Light Street at the Inner Harbor.

Hours: Ripley's is open 365 days a year, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.