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
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
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"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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Mon55
Brisbane, Australia
"The original Ripleys"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 NEW
This is the original Ripleys which is different to many others. I loved the castle and the history of it. Lots of information and trivia and worth a visit.
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19rays1951
Lakeland, Florida
"Another Ripley's"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2018 NEW
Having visited Ripley's in other cities, this is a familiar feeling visit. The venue has a particular Florida slant and much useful information and trivia. It was a rainy day and the museum made a fun place to stay dry and get a chuckle.
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leahbwalker
Palm Harbor, Florida
"Pretty Cool!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2018 NEW
I’ve been to the museum in Orlando and I worried it was going to be the exact same things but I was pleasantly surprised with the diversity of the exhibits. There was so much to look at and fun activities that people of all ages can enjoy! I loved the option of making a wax hand mold but I did get burned a little so do be cautious. It was a bit uncomfortable but I’m truly glad I did it with my fiancée. Now our hands are intertwined forever! The woman who sold us our tickets was a little bit pushy about bundles but it’s just her job so it wasn’t a huge deal. Overall, I had a great time and got some pretty awesome souvenirs from this adventure! I totally would recommend!
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Jackie Y
Pentwater, Michigan
"According to taste."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2018 NEW
This is waaaaay out there! There is a ton of stuff on every floor! The building is beautiful! We were not thrilled with it; but others were; it just depends on your taste.
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sugarislandcupcakes
St. Augustine, Florida
""Friendly staff""
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2018 NEW
I really enjoyed this tour. So much interesting facts and information and so much to look at! The gentleman who sold us our tickets (Kody) was so NICE and informative about other tours we should do while my family was in town! Would highly recommend this place!
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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.