Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine 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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Augustine Travel Experts
  • Fun for all ages!
  • Cameras allowed.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • The very first permanent Ripley’s!
  • Allow 2 hours for self-guided tour.
  • Features over 800 unusual artifacts.

Description

from Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine
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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

23 Reviews
Janna Wynn
TAMPA, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun in Saint Augustine"
January 2020
We went for New Year's spent a week in Saint Augustine with family. Everyone enjoyed the Ripley's Believe it or not
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Tip: Family

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Jennifer B.
Spring w, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley’s odd things"
January 2019
We enjoyed our time looking at Ripley’s odd collection! Multiple levels of some pretty cool stuff and makes you think if they are real or not
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Tip: Parking is limited

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Matthew Bell
Titusville , FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Weekend with my wife"
January 2019
Ripley's Believe it or not was an excellent museum and an excellent time my wife and I had we bought our tickets reserve direct website I was able to just show the e tickets to the establishment no problem went right in I will definitely use reserve direct again and the museum was excellent thank you
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Tip: If you do go to this museum in St Augustine please make sure you have some dollar bills or quarters because there are different things that you can do throughout the museum that will take dollar bills or quarters

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Alana Buckman
Jacksonville, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience for our family, especially the twins!"
November 2018
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
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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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Tripster 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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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MommaChaz
"Outdated, needs new displays. Cheesy"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2020
Quite outdated. Could definitely use new displays. More interesting, updated, interactive. Overall kind of cheesy, cheap displays, boring. So much more global availability these days that they could definitely spice this up better.
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btp-01
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Fun Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2020
On the trolley stops but lots of free parking if driving. Pretty cool place full of odd but interesting items. If you are a senior citizen you can get a buy one get one half off.
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Bill S
"A museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 12, 2020
Very interesting place to spend some quality time increasing your knowledge of strange stuff. 3 floors of quite interesting items.
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bryancQ8664PK
Fort Myers, Florida
"Cool place to go"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 02, 2020
We recommend checking it out at least once. We were curious because of the history of the building. It was a castle owned by a rich person back in the day, and supposedly it's even haunted! Lot's of cool oddities and a lot of different artifacts from all over the world.
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danr2826
Richmond, Virginia
"The 'red train' tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2020
The tour was informative and enjoyable. Saw a lot! The narrator, Mr. Ed, was very good. Also, Stefanie was very helpful when purchasing the tickets.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine

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.