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

18 Reviews
Jen R.
Salt Lake City, UT
1 Review
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"So much fun"
July, 2018 NEW
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
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"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
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"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
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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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TravelNana1011
Marietta, Georgia
"Great Morning Adventure With The Grands"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
We had a wonderful time exploring all that Ripley's offered. It was very hot outside so this was a great place to spend a couple of hours and my grandchildren (6 & 9) really enjoyed all the oddities. Good family fun!
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Sher B
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Fun for all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
We all had a great time looking at the odd exhibits, this was our 2nd time there and the exhibits had changed a bit from the previous time.
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Yanks4ever21996
St. Augustine, Florida
"Fun Time!! Sweet Museum Attendant!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
We recently enjoyed a day at your museum and I must say you have the sweetest most caring employee! Olivia was so helpful and went above and beyond with helping our family we will be back over and over. She shared with us her own adventures and you can see she truly loves the museum and tours you have and in so it made us want to come back! Especially for your Nights of Lights tours! She mentioned it was a tradition in her family and soon it will be in ours as well! Thankyou for such a great weekend Olivia & Ripley’s!
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Diana S
"Museum entry and red train tour bundle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2018 NEW
We purchased a red train tour/museum entry bundle which offers free parking as well. The young man that sold us the tickets was so pleasant and very knowledgeable and offered the best recommendations. We were dropped back off at Ripley’s after our red train tour and the museum did not disappoint. Highly recommend his place to take a break from the heat outside.
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gailspurplegem
Miami, Florida
"Believe this or Not"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2018 NEW
Fascinating 3 floors of facts. Facility is ADA compliant. Elevator, with personal guide floor to floor was available for my asking. We spent 3 hours and it didn't feel that long. Verry interesting.
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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.