Whether you believe in it or not, gravity makes tides turn, rain fall, and MPs filibuster. Add whimsy to your wariness with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a single admission to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, in New York City (a $32.61 value, including service charge and tax).
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square opens the doors of its Odditorium to engage somnambulists with 20 galleries and two floors of interactive exhibits, featuring more than 500 rarities, relics, and record setters culled from the explorations of Robert Ripley. Wide-eyed strange seekers take the lead on a self-guided tour through Ripley’s myriad discoveries, granting them the opportunity to marvel at a six-legged cow, salute a section of the Berlin Wall, or play a round of hands-off duck, duck, goose with a gallery of 24 authentic shrunken heads. Afterward, guests can gear up for impending jewel heists by swiftly dodging the LaseRace's matrix of neon beams or by studiously analyzing the proceedings on a screen just outside the maze. A sensational series of sideshow acts perform weekly and boast an eye-boggling array of performers that include a human blockhead, immovable strongman, sword swallowers, and businessmen on scooters.
Guests can unwind with a movie at Ripley’s Babe Ruth Theatre or take home their own slice of souvenir surrealism at The Odd Shop. The shop’s epic selection of gifts includes sharks in jars and insect candies, ideal party favours for your office's next "uniquely packaged dead animals"–themed get-together.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square winds visitors through twisted halls housing more than 500 artifacts of whimsy, amazement, curiosity, and intrigue. Along self-guided tours of the Odditorium, groups of awestruck wanderers gaze upon a two-headed cow, an albino giraffe, and the skeleton of a giant crocodile while perusing more than 20 themed galleries. Pickled heads stare out of jars and medieval torture devices such as dot-matrix printers hang from the ceiling while an authentic hunk of the Berlin Wall stands in remembrance of the time it got to meet David Hasselhoff. Among the more than one dozen new artifacts are a Marilyn Monroe collection, including never seen before personal belongings, a life-size steampunk locomotive made of over 1 million matchsticks, the fastest walking tour of NYC, and a newly designed Babe Ruth theater with plenty of sports memorabilia.Back inside, guests navigate Ripley’s laser maze, contorting and slithering through a room crisscrossed with green lasers.
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