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

14 Reviews
Teekeela Aranda
Hahira, GA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great museum"
April, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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
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"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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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Deborah Palmer
Jacksonville, FL
1 Review
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"out of the ordinary"
July, 2016
I came in with an open mind. Didn't know exactly what to expect. Ripleys didn't hesitate to keep my attention with all the interesting things they had. I hope to be able to take my kids back someday.
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minniewoodward
Columbia, South Carolina
"Disappointed"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2018 NEW
Very disappointed in this attraction. I should have listened to the other reviews and skipped this one.
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Anonymous
"Not exciting "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 13, 2018 NEW
Friendly staff!!! But if want a walk around an old house with a few historic pieces then I recommend “ripleys museum”. Wasn’t as amazing as I thought it would be.
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Joseph E
Garden City, Michigan, Usa
"Definitely worth a few hours!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 10, 2018 NEW
We bought a combination ticket and visited the museum first. My wife and I had previously visited Ripley's in Hollywood, so this wasn't new for us. It was still lots of fun and both of our boys, 5 & 8, loved it. Lots of interesting items to see, including Marilyn Monroe's dress. If you buy a combination ticket for the Red Train, then you automatically have a great place to park when you are downtown.
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1Annabelle
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"Waste of Money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 10, 2018 NEW
Not worth the money or time. Even my 9 yo daughter agreed it was not worth it. Positive note staff was friendly.
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nebby384
Florence, Kentucky
"This place is awesone!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 10, 2018 NEW
We visited the museum last minute and was pleasantly surprised by how much cool stuff they have! Would recommend!
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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.