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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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Address: 19 San Marco Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-824-1606
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum housing a strange collection of the odd, the unusual and the...
A museum housing a strange collection of the odd, the unusual and the downright weird.
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A little pricey but great military discount

We enjoyed it and had fun. There are some neat things in there. It is a little pricey but they have a great military discount which made it more than worthwhile. Great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Palatka, Florida
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Bath, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great castle. Took the ghost tour at night through the castle. Very interesting and would do it again! Worth it!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Saint Augustine claims fame for housing the first Ripley’s “Odditorium,” what historian/cartoonist Robert Ripley called his collection of oddities. Ripley traveled the world photographing and collecting interesting and odd artifacts, including freaks of nature. There are now 80 attractions worldwide, including an “odditorium” in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. I first came to the Saint Augustine Ripley’s in 1972, and again... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I visit here several times a year while visiting St Augustine. A great oddity "museum". Plenty of shrunken heads, a house made from logs, cool wax figures, and much more. The Red Train also drops off directly in front of the entrance, and connects to nearby attractions. This is easily within walking distance of Historic District hotels as well, so... More 

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Guaynabo
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

this museum contains very few things worth your money or your time. It's small and most items are not even interesting to look at. If you still want to go, buy the tickets next door, at the trolley station and you'll save a couple of dollars. The building is pretty.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Its been a while since we have been to a Ripleys so this was really cool. Many interesting exhibits here, with things you may never have seen before. Plan to spend at least two hours here looking at all the exhibits.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you've seen one Ripley's, then you have pretty much seen them all. This Ripley's is the first ever in the world, and sure, the attractions were interesting. But $13 a person? Definitely not. If you have kids, you may enjoy it. Otherwise, skip it. Plenty of other more exciting and worthwhile things to do in St. Augustine.

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Palatka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed it and had fun. There are some neat things in there. It is a little pricey but they have a great military discount which made it more than worthwhile. Great for military families. We will probably do it again sometime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Took my family, including 4 elementary age children, to see Ripleys. The kids were so excited and they were mesmerized by all the aritifacts. Definitely a place to visit at least once in your life.

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charlotte, nc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

It was what I expected but kids had never been so we went. It was enjoyable for them and had a lot of things to look at that were Interesting. The castle haunted tour though was not worth it and very disappointing. We got a combo ticket and I'm sorry I spent the money.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Not my cup of tea, I was not really interested in that kind of museum my husband was very curious about it. It was expensive and had too many "interactive games" that needed to be paid in addition to the admission. The "tree house" on the parking was worth seeing, at least that's for free

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