Hours: Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-2pm
Price: Free with admission; $32.61; $24.99 children ages 4-12
Address: 234 W. 42nd St. - 212-398-3133
This President's Day weekend, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is offering guests a "taste of history" as master cheese carver Sarah Kaufmann recreates "Mount Rushmore" into "Mount Ripley's" with 160 pounds of cheddar cheese, supplied by Cabot, the Vermont-based cheese producer, during a two-day cheese-sculpting demonstration.
Guests can watch while Sarah crafts a six-foot-long wacky replica of the historic national monument of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln begins on Friday, February 15 from 10am to 6pm. The event will resume on Saturday, February 16 from 10am to 2pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample an assortment of Cabot cheeses during the two-day event.
Venue Description: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is the oddest place in NYC! Ripley's features an extensive collection of more than 500 unusual, bizarre and astonishing oddities, ranging from the 24 shrunken heads, to a six-legged cow, and a 3,197 lb. meteorite. Ripley's is the embodiment of one man's endless fascination with our world, illustrating his belief that fact is stranger than fiction. Be in awe of these weird and unusual artifacts in over twenty themed galleries, compassing two floors. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium appeals to basic human curiosity and desire to know more about the strange and unusual that exists in this world. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is located at 234 W. 42nd St. between Seventh & Eighth Avenues. It is open 365 days a year, from 9am-1am, with the last ticket being sold at 12:00 midnight. Ripley's Times Square is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Since a number of the exhibits are priceless and simply cannot be replaced if damaged, there is no outside food, bubble gum or beverages allowed inside. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is available to host private & corporate events, as well as groups including schools and camps. Competitive group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more and only available to those who book in advance. Guided tours are available. To schedule a guided tour or for more information please call 212-398-3133, or visit www.ripleysnewyork.com.