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April 17, 2005
From journal A Spring Break to Myrtle Beach...South Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
February 11, 2005
Located on Ocean Blvd., the Myrtle Beach museum is hard not to miss. The huge two-story building looks like it has been cracked opened! Once inside, you can take a self-guided tour of the over-500 exhibits on display. Here you will find shrunken heads, a roller coaster made of over 30,000 matchsticks, a three-legged chicken, a portrait of Van Gogh made entirely of jelly beans, evidence of vampires (sadly nothing resembling Tom Cruise as Lestat, though), and a replica of Cleopatra’s barge, made entirely out of confectioners sugar! The museum is kinda campy, especially if you have been to any of the other locations. Overall, it is still a fun way to pass a few hours, and children love it. There is a gift shop on the premises. You can go to www.ripleys.com for more information.
From journal Myrtle Beach... Southern Paradise Found.
January 1, 2005
As you tour the museum, you can stand next to a life-size replica of the tallest man ever to live (8'11"). You will also see displays containing two-headed animals, shrunken human heads that are the size of baseballs, and medieval torture devices, among other things. Best of all, it’s all real.
If you haven't heard the story (or seen the TV show), it might be intriguing to know that Mr. Ripley was a man that proved that the truth really is stranger than fiction. In his day, Mr. Ripley traveled the world searching for unusual real-life human and environmental oddities. Ripley's Believe It Or Not museums (there are several that are located throughout the world) illustrate Mr. Ripley's discoveries in a hands-on environment. Although I wouldn't recommend taking small children to the museum, children ages 8 and up or so will have a blast viewing the various displays and messing around with all of the hands-on activities. Every time we have gone, there has been a long line of people waiting to get into the museum, but the experience is well worth the wait.
From journal Summer Fun in Garden City
Woodstown, New Jersey
August 31, 2003
Sometimes it's hard to believe everything is real. Ranges from the odd and strange to the grotesque and foreign. Basically it’s a fun experience for anyone looking to experience some cool stuff.
From journal Myrtle Beach Trip
June 2, 2003
From journal Myrtle Beach Christmas/New Years