St. Augustine: Ripley’s Believe It or Not

One of the perks of purchasing Sightseeing Train Tour tickets is that you also get discounted admission into the original Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.  A handful of Ripley’s museums are scattered around the United States, but the St. Augustine Ripley’s is where Rip Ripley kept the majority of his collection; it is considered the flagship of all the other Ripley museums.  The building, built in the 1880s, was originally designed to be a personal residence, the historical Castle Warden, and then later, a hotel.

The whole exhibit takes about 2 to to see.  Here are a couple highlights…

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's

David replica at Ripley's
Perfect replica of Michalangelo’s David.  Only two such replicas exist in the world.  Ripley’s placed the thick hedge around him in accordance with St. Augustine’s public nudity laws.  (America…)

David at Ripley's

Inside a giant redwood!
Inside a four-room house made of a hollowed out giant redwood tree!

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This guy was made up of one million dollars of macerated US paper money.

World's Tallest Man and Short
Next to the world’s tallest man.

Posing
Modeling outside Ripley’s

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