Haunted houses are the only places where you can see a skeleton without first tugging it out of someone’s body while that person is sleeping. Jump out of your skin with this Groupon.
- $11 for one admission to Nightmare at the Wax Museum (a $18.99 value)
Every Halloween, the Nightmare at the Wax Museum transforms into a terrifying haunted house populated with spine-chilling characters from horror films. To add to the thrills, nightmarish clowns pop up around every corner, especially in the disorienting mirror maze, which guests can enter for an additional $5. Visitors can also enjoy a 20% discount on purchases from the retail shop, or purchase wax hands and commemorative photos ($5). The Nightmare at the Wax Museum takes place on October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s has enthralled audiences for more than nine decades with its dedication to revealing odd and unexplainable rarities from around the globe. But it all began with one man: Robert Ripley, a wildly successful and eccentric character who rose to fame during the first half of the 20th century. After selling his first cartoon to Life magazine at age 14, he set out on a quick-paced career of drawing sports cartoons for the New York Globe. During a slow day at the office, he sketched nine unusual sporting events and finished his work with a title: “Believe It or Not!” It became immensely popular, allowing Ripley to travel the world in search of more bizarre stories to put into his comic strips. While visiting relatively unknown areas in locales such as India, China, and the inside of his neighbor’s chimney, he picked up a slew of unbelievable souvenirs that later became fixtures in several of Ripley’s museums, or as they’re affectionately called today, Odditoriums. Ripley’s now encompasses publications, attractions, a television show, and a blog, all of which carry Ripley’s tradition of reporting on the world’s curiosities.