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!

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. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=RIPLEY'S+BELIEVE+IT+OR+NOT,+ATLANTIC+CITY,+NJ&sll=39.356334,-74.444561&sspn=0.031856,0.076818&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=ripley's+believe+it+or+not&hnear=Atlantic+City,+NJ&ll=39.361378,-74.425249&spn=0.031853,0.076818&z=14&iwloc=A" target="_blank">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.