The Fiji Mermaid is on display at Ripley's on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. MICHAEL EIN

BACKGROUND: Here's a trip sure to please kids of just about any age. Ripley's Believe It Or Not is a museum of true life oddities and mysteries.

From gypsy carriages to shrunken heads to a mummified mermaid, Ripley's Believe It Or Not has something to tickle everyone's fancy. Just stay away from the fertility statues - they are rumored to work!

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The museum, located on New York Avenue and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, is easily seen; just look for the giant wrecking ball smashing through the roof of the building.

INSIDER INFO: There are hundreds of exhibits within the winding halls of Ripley's, but some of the most famous exhibits include the man who survived a Great White shark attack, the Fiji Island Mermaid and the life size statue of Michael Jordon created of paper, plastic, wire and even broken glass shards.

WHERE: The museum is located along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, near Resorts Atlantic City. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

HOURS AND COST: Admission is $15.99 for people ages 13 and older, $9.99 for ages 5 through 12. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Off-season hours vary, so call 609-347-2001.


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