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Ripley's Believe It Or Not

19 San Marco Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-824-1606
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Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A museum housing a strange collection of the odd, the unusual and the downright weird.
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was Ripley's first BION museum and it offers three floors of memorabilia and exhibits. Figure a good two hours to see it all without hurrying.

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

We are so appreciative that you enjoyed your visit and that you posted such a nice review! We are the very first and original Ripley's and try to keep current while maintaining some of our historical past. Thank you so much for visiting and for posting such a nice review! More

Stoney Creek
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We really enjoyed Ripley's Believe it or Not. I'm glad we visited this museum. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it (especially some of the "weird attractions"). It is well worth a visit!

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you and your children enjoyed your visit to Ripley's! Thank you so much for making us a part of your visit to St. Augustine and for sharing such a wonderful review. More

Lucknow
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was my first visit to such museum and I thoroughly had a great time at the place. The best feature was the spinning corridor which is the best visual illusion I have ever seen. An awesome place, not only for kids, but also for grown ups. Believe it or not.

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

I think that the spinning tunnel is a favorite for everyone. Thank you so much for visiting and for posting such a nice review! More

Bradenton, FL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

RIPLEY’S – Believe it or Not Odditorium – 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 824-1606 www.ripleys.com/staugu Q-Tips say: Mr. Q wanted to see this, so Mrs. Q went along. Mrs. Q says: Sure, it can be cheesy, but that is part of the fun! Yes it is good for kids but for heaven’s sake if your child... More

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

We are so glad that you decided to come along with Mr. Q and that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for making Ripley's a part of your St. Augustine visit and for posting such a nice review! More

Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I went as a school child, and had fond memories, but was not impressed with my recent return. It is dated, and not interesting on anything other than a superficial level - a Justin Bieber portrait made of candy?? Mr. Ripley went around the world to tell the story of "Believe it or Not" oddities. I'm pretty sure things have... More

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit! While we have updated some items to keep the museum more up to date and enjoyable for all of our visitors, we are still the original Ripley's and house some of Robert Ripley's personal collection. We try to find a good mix between the current and historically relevant. Again, I... More

Pinellas Park, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Was interesting to see. Amazing items to view and interact with. Was a fun experience. Was also a good value, everything but the gift shop. Kids had fun and loved the vortex walkway at the end of the tour.

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for sharing such a wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and found good deals in our retail shop. Thank you! so much for making us a part of your St. Augustine experience! More

Palm Harbor, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My boys (6 and 8) are big fans of the unique and odd things learned in Ripley's books, so it was an easy decision to put the museum on our must-see list. We made an afternoon visit after a short walk from our hotel in the historic district which was pleasantly closer to the fort than we expected. Our reception... More

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Ripley's and would recommend our attraction to others! We greatly appreciate that you made us a part of your visit to St. Augustine and we hope to see you back again! More

Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We've visited many times but this was the best visit ever. I strongly recommend going first thing in the morning before the crowds hit. Ripley's is great any time, even when crowded, but it's best before the main bulk of the crowd hits and you can take your time.

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being a repeat visitor to our attractions! We are so thankful that you came back and that you enjoyed our facility. Thank you so much for sharing such a nice review! More

Upper Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We've never visited a Ripley's before. We did enjoy this one especially because it was half off for St. Patrick's day if you wore green. Much more fun than a regular museum.

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

I am so glad that all of your party found the attraction fun and entertaining and enjoyed our St. Patty's Day discount! We greatly appreciate that you made us a part of your visit to St. Augustine and thank you for writing such a nice review! More

St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Been there before, but had to go back! This museum is so interesting and fun, especially for kids. They have the usual areas that you have to read about the artifacts, but they also have some great exhibits that are self explanatory and neat to see. Also, at the end there is a huge interactive exhibit area with tons of... More

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your children enjoyed the attraction and found it a good value. We greatly appreciate that you made us a part of your visit to St. Augustine and thank you for writing such a nice review! More

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