Ripley's Believe It or Not
301 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, USA
www.ripleys.com/Baltimore - 443-615-7878
Ripley's Believe It or Not Baltimore Reviews
Harry Porter's Hogwarts Castle made of 600,000 Match Sticks Jun 24, 2012
Believe it or not, the Ripley's believe It or Not Museum at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore has Harry Porter's Hogwarts Castle built with six hundred thousand (600,000) match sticks. Many have watched Ripley's on TV and the adventures that have brought to light the most unbelievable of things around the world. At the Museum are, the 1400 pound man, the world’s thinnest man, the shrunken human heads, the elephant with two trunks, and Michael Jackson's portrait made of cans of soda pop. This is a great stop this summer for families with children.
On June 23 Ripley’s did what they call a soft opening of the Museum allowing visitors in prior to the grand opening scheduled for June 26. The first thing you see as you approach the main entrance is the giant green dragon above the Odditorium. As you approach the ticket counter, Transformer's Bumble Bee and the Mini Cooper covered with 1 million Swarovski crystals. The world’s Tallest and shortest men as you walk towards the stair way, and once you get to the first floor, a cabinet display of royal crowns and swords from many centuries back to current. I believe Princess Diana’s Tiara is also at the museum.
Ripley's is featuring 9 themed galleries and 120 interactive activities. One of the outstanding and more notable pieces of the museum is the 10,000 pound granite ball right outside the museum, carved with facts about Baltimore, and is floating on a thin layer of water. The children were happily turning it around while adults and parents watched in awe.
Some of the more notable and unbelievable pieces are;
1. Statute of ‘the King’- Elvis Presley made of 100 faces of popular musicians
2. Portrait of Justin Bieber made of gummy bears and licorice.
3. The Musical stairway to heaven
4. Michelangelo’s ‘The creation of Adam’ piece made purely from laundry lint
5. The Interactive High Wire walking exhibit
6. The 1 ton Lincoln Penny made of 10, 000 copper pennies.
7. The coffin of Pharaoh made of car parts
8. Tooth pick city where Hogwarts castle is
9. Elephant with 2 trunks
10. Grace McDaniels - The ugliest woman in the world
11. Queen Victoria’s crown
12. Portrait of Ripley himself made by a blind man
13. The Pieta True Love picture made entirely of dots
14. The Johny Eck Photo Achieve
15. Bicycle parts Mechanical Fish
16. Walter Hudson, the 1400 pound man
17. Taxidermied Lion owned by Ripley himself
Like the historic Ships, individual tickets are much more expensive. Purchase a combo ticket to get the best value. Tickets are $11.99 per child per attraction, and $17.99 per adult per attraction. However much you spend, it is worth paying to see what you see in this museum. So get going to Baltimore!
PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
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