robert ripley was a famous cartoonist and an avid world traveler in the first half of the 20 th century. ripley scoured the world for unusual artifacts. over 800 objects of his collection are on display at the ripley's st. augustine museum. a very interesting place to visit when in st. augustine.
There are more than one Ripley's, and where there is a flock of tourists, there is a Ripley's. We did not go inside in order to not spend the money. It has a ferris wheel, carnival caricature figures, rubber heads of people, and the like.
Fee is $15, or $12.26(how do you get that rounded?)
I don't believe I actually spent some good money to see this come'on.
I thought I was actually going to see a two-headed goat (like the one in Niagara Falls museum) not just a picture of one. I thought they really kept the oldest coin in a glass case here for inspection not a three-foot plaster mock-up of the real thing.
There were some actual old/interesting things in there like the coin-operated nickelodeum or the dress that the victim of Jack the Ripper wore. But for the most part it was just a lot of walking and looking at junk (P.T. Barnum would have been proud of this place and I was the sucker).
I had figured it was some hype involved; just look how they can kill an hour of TV time for one new stunt for their record books. But I at least thought that they would live up to the hype somewhat.
"youse pays your monies and takes yer chances"
Hidden in the hedges outside Ripley's museum is a replica Michelangelo's 'David'. This replica was transcribed directly from the original. Apparently it is one of only two "exact" replicas in the world. It was carved the 1960's by Sollazini & Sons of Carrara and the marble was excavated from the Fantiscritti Quarry in Tuscany, from which the original's marble was excavated.
You must see the Ripley's Museum. It is called 'Believe it or not' ... and you will believe many new things.
You can stand next to (near) a very tall man. In the photo you will see my friend Edilma. She is about 1 meter 67cm
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
From the collections of Robert Ripley. This museum of the bizarre and curious is a must see. Housed in the Moorish styled Warden Castle. Admission: Adults $7.50, children 5-12 $4.25 .
Ripley's Believe It or Not!!
A big collection of gadgets and strange things. You must see this, it's stunning!!!