Ocean City, Maryland: Shark Wedged in a Building

A Jaws-size great white shark appears to have crashed through and lodged in an upper floor of a Ripley's "Odditorium." A giant tire along the sidewalk is a family photo op.

Ripley's Believe It or Not

401 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD
Believe It or Not! Odditorium. At the south end of the city, on the beach side of the Boardwalk, just north of Wicomico St.
Summer daily 9 am - 1 am; off-season 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
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Shark at Ripley's.

Shark - Ripley's Believe It or Not

Jaws on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland!

[Cameron Moreland, 08/31/2010]
Shark - Ripley's Believe It or Not

The Ripley's Believe it or Not museum has added a huge great white shark to the outside of their building. The shark, with it's head facing towards land, appears to have leapt out of the ocean and crashed through the corner of the building.

I've noticed the shark on previous visits, but some animatronics seem to have been added (or just turned on) because the shark now moves it's head and tail. He also opens and closes his mouth.

[Greg Brown, 06/16/2002]

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