WEIRD AND WON­DER­FUL

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Af­ter shop­ping till you drop, visit more mar­velous sites all around town.— AKD Amer­i­can Vi­sion­ary Art Mu­seum Self-taught “out­sider” artists show­case their jaw­drop­ping—and some­times poignant—works at this mo­sai­cen­crusted mu­seum. GET THERE: 800 Key High­way, 410.244.1900, avam.org PRICE: $15.95 Edgar Al­lan Poe House The master of the macabre may not have been born in Bal­ti­more, but he lived with his aunt and cousin (whom he wed) at this home from 1832 to 1835. GET THERE: (Through Dec.) 203 N. Amity St., 410.396.7932, poein­bal­ti­more.org PRICE: $5 Ri­p­ley’s Be­lieve It or Not! This 8,000-square-foot “odd­i­to­rium” at the In­ner Har­bor show­cases in­cred­i­ble ob­jects like shrunken hu­man heads and a T-rex made en­tirely of Pop Tart wrap­pers. GET THERE: 301 Light St., 443.615.7878, rip­leys.com/ bal­ti­more PRICE: $17.99 The Wal­ters Art Mu­seum The gal­leries in­side this Mount Ver­non site house lovely ar­ti­facts like Euro­pean paint­ings and jewelry, but also Me­dieval ar­mor, the “Cham­ber of Won­ders” sa­lon of a fic­tional 17-cen­tury Flem­ish no­ble­man and an ex­hibit dis­play­ing a vir­tual au­topsy of a mummy. GET THERE: 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000, the­wal­ters.org PRICE: Free

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