|3D masks that look as if they're looking at you.|
You have permission to stare.
|This T-Rex sculpture is made out of Pop-Tart foil...believe it or not!|
Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium has the weird, bizarre and just plain odd. Looking for a life-sized T-Rex made out of pop-tart foil? Then look no further, because the Odditorium has one.
|Ripley's offers a large-scale maze of mirrors, but there was also a smaller room that was so much fun!|
You are alternately struck with awe, amazed by people's ingenuity, or grossed out. Your morbid curiosity will be satisfied.
|A Victorian funerary wreath made of wool and feathers.|
See lily shoes -- the impossibly tiny shoes made to fit upper-class Chinese women's feet, purposely deformed to into tiny triangles.
|This donkey sculpture is made of junk.|
See a man and a donkey made out of junk.
|This robot, which actually moves, is made from car parts.|
See a robot made out of car parts.
|A giant Lincoln penny made of... Lincoln pennies.|
See shrunken heads from South America, weird presidential memorabilia (locks of Washington's hair and pieces of his clothing, a giant Lincoln penny made of pennies), personalized light shows...
|Chinese Han Dynasty jade burial suit.|
The Odditorium has 10 galleries chock full of the weird, strange, and bizarre, and it's a really fun place for kids -- and the kid in you -- and serves as an entertaining and somewhat ridiculous counterpoint to the more serious attractions nearby.
|Two kids and their dad played gleefully in the personalized light show room.|
I played in the lights like the two children who were in there before me.
Know before you go: There are a number of public and private parking lots and garages near the Inner Harbor. You can even find free spots in Canton Park, but it's a bit of a walk to Harbor Place. The least expensive parking garage we found was $20 per day, next to the Baltimore Regency Hyatt across the street from Harbor Place, and that's where we usually ended up parking. However, check out Parking Locations in Baltimore for more options.
Getting there: 301 Light St Light St. Pavillion, Baltimore, MD 21202
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.