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

15 Reviews
Rebekah Harris
Lake butler, FL
1 Review
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"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
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"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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Vickie Smith
JACKSONVILLE, FL
1 Review
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"Very worth the price."
March, 2018
My girlfriend and I went to see the Marilyn Monroe dress specifically but enjoyed the entire experience.
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Tip: Very busy

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Jean-Pierre Joubert
Sugar Hill, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Visit to ripleys"
August, 2016
It was a great experience, many great learns and fascinating articles there. I would go again
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RENEE DAIL
Davie, FL
1 Review
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"Different and educational"
August, 2016
I went with my granddaughter expecting her to enjoy this. But, after going thru this place it was interesting and kept my attention. Even staff was friendly. THey saw I had a cane and offered the elevator with a walkie talkie to let them know when I was ready for the next floor or finish the tour.
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Tip: Keep and open mind. It is educational for kids to see.

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Nadine Bryant
Coolidge, GA
1 Review
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"Better Than I Expected"
August, 2016
It was not on my to do list, but my husband really wanted to. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. We took our time(about an hour and a half) to be able to see everything. There was a lot of very interesting things. I am glad I decided to go.
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Tip: You will amazed, and some very neat things

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Kenneth Zimmerman
Perrysburg, OH
1 Review
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"Great Place"
July, 2016
Awesome place, it is very big. Has amazing features there. It weirded you out and made you think about alot. A must see place and in an amazing city
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Tip: Creeps you out in spots but an cool creepy

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etadcox
"Love this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
Great place to see all sorts of interesting things and fun interactives at end of museum. Loved that it was a old house and the outside look
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Rosetta P
Tampa
"Spookiness at it's best!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
Our tour guide, Colleen, was fantastic! She definitely knows her stuff! She made the tour for us with her knowledge of history about Ripley's Museum which used to be a famous hotel so long ago. Her demeanor and tone of voice (in an awesome scarier way) made the tour even that much more interesting! Kudos to her!
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Kathy G
"a lot of hype"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
was ok but wouldn't go back. elevator not working and lots of stairs so was hard for my husband who uses a cane..just a lot of hype
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rkatiemae2000
Fort Myers, Florida
"ALWAYS WORTH IT"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
We as a family love to go to any Ripley's in all our travels across the United States. This was was worth checking out also. Alot to look at and read. They also have a ghost tour to sign up for.
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Jen D
"Seeing another Ripleys "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
I’ve been to a Ripleys before... the one in Key West. I wasn’t super excited to go to another because I assumed they were all the same, but I did enjoy myself. We spent about an hour and a half inside looking at everything. I’ve read a lot of negative comments about this place and it bothers me because you have to take this place for what it is. A collection of oddities. We had 6 adults in our group and we all enjoyed it. Just one of the many things we did at St Augustine.
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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.