Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Ripley's St. Augustine19 San Marco Ave.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

The very first permanent Ripley’s attraction, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine offers a fascinating experience for guests of all ages. The attraction is located within a historic castle and features three floors with more than 800 bizarre exhibits and artifacts. Guests can find shrunken heads, a pirate made of scrap car parts, the largest operational erector-set Ferris wheel, and more.

Description

from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
Ripley's St. Augustine is the first & Oldest Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium!

Although Robert Ripley was a frequent visitor to St. Augustine and stayed in the building often, he did not create the museum. He died in 1949 and a year after his death, the Castle Warden was purchased to be the ideal, uniquely glamorous building to house his collections.

Collections that include real shrunken human heads, rosaries made of human bone, and a drum kit featuring two human skulls fused together and covered with human skin. Those and 800 other unique exhibits, artifacts, artwork and so much more await you and your family inside the museum right here in St. Augustine!

NOTE: In order to board the Ghost Train you must present your voucher and Photo ID at the Ripley’s Ghost Parlor at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. Be sure to bring along a digital camera and any other recording gear you wish.

Reserve St. Augustine Customer Reviews

20 Reviews
Alana Buckman
Jacksonville, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience for our family, especially the twins!"
November, 2018 NEW
Our family really enjoyed our trip to Ripley's. There are a lot of things to see and experience. Our young twins loved the hands-on experiences and didn't want to leave. Yes...visit, enjoy the adventure, and see/learn something new and exciting!
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Tip: A museum with lots of exciting things to see around every corner and up each level.

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donald barrett
Palm Coast, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Museum trip"
October, 2018
4 retired adults had a great time at the ripley's museum
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Tip: Book with reserve st augustine and get head of the line privledge

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Jen R.
Salt Lake City, UT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"So much fun"
July, 2018
There are tons of quirky and fun exciting things around every turn. This is definitely worth checking out.
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Tip: There is quite a bit of walking involved.

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Liz Rivera-Vazquez
Orlando, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun with the kids"
July, 2018
We had a great time and a lot of fun with our kids
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Reserve St. Augustine Customer
Jesup, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Muy costoso"
June, 2018
Me parece un precio muy alta para la calidad del museo. Deberían d considerar y bajar el precio
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Rebekah Harris
Lake butler, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family fun"
April, 2018
We purchased tickets online. Ticket prices are very affordable. This is an activity appropriate for the whole family. There are quite a bit of interactive things/activities throughout the museum. We brought children ranging from 7 to 10 years of age and all of them thoroughly enjoyed the museum. Every thing was displayed in an interesting manner and an educational manner. Everyone learned something here while having a blast! Bring some change with you because some of the interactive activities do require money while others are free. We did one activity that was $1 and still would have had a blast had we not done that activity. There are some displays set up for a good photo op. We spent about three hours in the museum and no one once complained about being bored. I would have been able to spend more time and would be willing to go back!
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Tip: Go potty before you start the museum because there isn't one throughout and you have to exit the museum to use one if you've already started going through, but they will let you back in. Bring change for some interactive activities. Purchase tickets online because they're slightly cheaper and you get into the museum quicker.

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Teekeela Aranda
Hahira, GA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great museum"
April, 2018
Love all the different oddities, things people have done and the fun environment. Will definitely visit again!
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Andrea R.
Satellite Beach, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fast and easy!"
April, 2018
Super simple to make reservations for local attractions. Tickets are emailed to you right away. In some cases you are able to access and present tickets electronically. SO convenient!
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Tip: Print out tickets (even eTickets) just to be safe. Not all vendors support or accept the eTickets.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Lourdes H
Powder Springs
"Fun to see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2018 NEW
This is interesting and fun to visit for couples or with family and friends. it has a variety of interesting things and a few scaring/fun to see. will recommended.
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Sarah S
"Art gallery"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
It felt more like an art gallery than oddity. I’ve been to other Riply’s and this one just felt like it had weird art instead of the variety. Don’t get me wrong it was cool but not the best museum Riply’s has.
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Crystal W
"WOW!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2018
Talk about some interesting stuff! This was an amazing and fun place to visit, if you like odd and strange then this is the place for you! So many cool things to see!
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Safari22682078104
"ghost tours"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2018
We visited the museum during the day, & returned that night for the ghost train tour. My kids (ages 8-11) enjoyed the immense amount of ghost activity that they were able to record & participate in. The museum itself is of course, filled with many unique wonders.
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Mitzi S
Dayton, Ohio, United States
"WASTE"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 28, 2018
3 floors of non sense, Nothing except shunken heads and match sticks, No accomidations for handicapped, Over crowded, I think the most they should charge is 5 dollars otherwise don't waste your time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

How long does it take to tour the Odditorium?
Ours is a self-guided tour so you can go through as quickly or slowly as you need to!  If you like to take your time and learn the history and back story of our exhibits, we would suggest at least 2 hours.  If you prefer to view the oddities and play with our interactive exhibits, you can get through in closer to an hour.

Are cameras allowed?
Yes.

Is there parking?
We have plenty of free parking at the Odditorium for our guest. There is a three hour limit on holiday and busy weekends.

Is the Odditorium wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Does the Sightseeing Train stop at Ripley’s?
Yes it does.