Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Atlantic City

Although Atlantic City is a prominent seaside resort, it houses a number of cultural venues. Atlantic City Art Center will help you to discover local and national art, Historical Museum will teach you about the city’s history and past, Ripley's Believe It Or Not will impress you by its unique exhibits and IMAX Theatre and Dante Hall Theater of the Arts will offer you the best performing arts. The tour presented below will guide you through the most renowned cultural venues in Atlantic City.
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Cultural Venues Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venues
Guide Location: USA » Atlantic City (See other walking tours in Atlantic City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not
  • Workers Monument
  • Historic Boardwalk Hall
  • IMAX Theatre
  • Dante Hall Theater of the Arts
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

1) Ripley's Believe It Or Not (must see)

Ripley's Believe It Or Not is another cultural venue in Atlantic City. The museum is situated on the famous Boardwalk in a strange building that seems to have been demolished by a wrecking ball. This cultural center is famous for its bizarre exhibits and a lot of interesting memorabilia. Ripley's Believe It Or Not is one of the city’s best attractions and one of the most interesting museums in the world.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.
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Workers Monument

2) Workers Monument

Just across the street from the impressive Historic Boardwalk Hall, at Kennedy Plaza, you will see another city’s prominent landmark - Workers Monument - created by sculptor Thomas Jay Warren. The monument was established in 1998 to honor all men and women of organized labor who died during their work on the redevelopment of Atlantic City since 1977. Near the 8-foot bronze statue of a construction employee you will see 25 names of trade workers engraved on the front of the five-foot granite wall.
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Historic Boardwalk Hall

3) Historic Boardwalk Hall

Boardwalk Hall, formally known as the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, is an arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was Atlantic City's primary convention center until the opening of the Atlantic City Convention Center in 1997.

Boardwalk Hall contains the world's largest musical instrument, a pipe organ of over 33,000 pipes, 8 chambers, its console the world's largest of 7 manuals and over 1000 stop keys, and one of two actual 64'stops. Also included in this organ are pipes which are on 100 inches of pressure, the Grand Ophicleide being the loudest and also most famous.

It was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987. The venue seats 10,500 people for ice hockey, and at maximum capacity can accommodate 14,770 for concerts.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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IMAX Theatre

4) IMAX Theatre

The IMAX Theatre is conveniently situated at the Tropicana Home of the Quarter (Tropicana Casino and Resort). This cultural venue houses Academy Award-winning technology that provides the best quality sounds and crystal clear images. Here you will enjoy the most impressive and immersive movie experience.
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Dante Hall Theater of the Arts

5) Dante Hall Theater of the Arts

Dante Hall Theater of the Arts is another cultural venue in Atlantic City, situated in the heart of the city, in the Ducktown district. Originally constructed in 1926 as an addition to St. Michael’s Church, this newly restored cultural venue is considered one of South Jersey’s best performing art venues. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts is a perfect destination for enjoying local performing artists and art shows. This spacious building offers 243 seats and an extensive diversity of professional performances.

Walking Tours in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Create Your Own Walk in Atlantic City

Create Your Own Walk in Atlantic City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Atlantic City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Boardwalk Walk

Boardwalk Walk

Atlantic City is a popular resort, well known for its iconic Boardwalk, numerous fashionable casinos, sandy beaches and wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean. Founded in 1854, the city houses a number of historic sites, monuments, memorials, landmarks and attractions, many of which are set along the famous Boardwalk. Follow this orientation walk to explore main attractions of Atlantic City's...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Top Religious Sites

Top Religious Sites

Atlantic City is home to a number of religious buildings, including historic churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, etc. Belonging to different confessions, these places of worship offer regular church services for Protestants, Roman Catholics, Jews and Orthodox religions. The next walking tour will lead you through the main religious buildings in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles